Team

Founder of Marc Koehler Architects (MKA), Superlofts and Openbuilding.co

Marc Koehler is the founder of Marc Koehler Architects (MKA), a multidisciplinary design agency based in Amsterdam, and initiator of Superlofts. He believes that design has the power to help people create the life of their dreams, and allows them to both feel at home and belong to something greater. With the bigger picture in mind, he sees the potential of architecture to harness the flow of nature, people, energy, material and capital, thereby revealing new ways to restore the balance between people and planet. An ongoing MKA project, Superlofts is a customisable co-living and development model based on modular, prefab and Open Building systems.

The practice explores smart, responsible ways of building spaces and communities around the world, using innovation as an instrument with purpose. In order to do so, MKA develops future ready concepts, systems and tools to pioneer new forms of urban communities that enable new possibilities for living, working, learning and growing. MKA designs speak to the senses, bridging together opposites to create new beauty with timeless warmth, and invite people to touch and change them, to make them their very own. An entrepreneurial approach allows the practice to proactively explore new alternatives of development that better align with people’s future needs.

MKA’s work has been recognised with the World Architecture Festival Housing Award (Completed Buildings) and Director’s Special Award in 2017, World Architecture News Award for Best Housing Project in Europe 2017, Best Dutch Building of the Year (Housing) in 2018, architectenweb award in 2018 and Dutch Building Award in 2015. Recently MKA won design tenders for ambitious new developments such as Poppies, Bosrijk, KBF-Dock, Peak and commissions such as Republica Circular City and MARK that promote the transition towards a circular and inclusive built environment.

Marc Koehler (1977) grew up in a Dutch Portuguese family in the northern Dutch town of Naarden. He holds a Masters in Architecture from the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft). Since 2017 he has an advisory role at the municipality of Amsterdam as a member of the Spatial Quality Committee. The committee reviews planning permits in light of the city’s urban design ambitions across themes such as densification, urban renewal, sustainability and cooperative developments.

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Corinne Schrauwen, Associate, COO

Corinne Schrauwen joined MKA as Chef de Bureau in 2019. Her strength lies in connecting creativity and business management, with a passion for helping creative professionals realise their ambitions. Corinne’s strong leadership skills developed from almost two decades of managing architectural practices and broad experience in (international) building project management. A member of Bouwnetwerk and DWIRE Dutch Women in Real Estate, Corinne also coaches young women to build their careers in the design and building industry. Corinne holds a Master of Architecture from the Technical University Delft.

Eric Thijssen, Associate / Project Manager / Architect / Team Leader

Eric Thijssen joined MKA as an associate in 2017. At MKA he’s inspired by the opportunities to connect strong architectural concepts and social needs with buildings designed for daily life, resulting in an architecture that has relevance for the architectural discourse, contributes to the public realm and creates a sense of belonging in our society. Working for two decades on award-winning projects in renowned Dutch architecture practices such as Neutelings Riedijk Architects and de Architekten Cie. has given Eric an intricate knowledge of all processes involved in the practice of architecture from concept to completion. He previously worked as an urban planner at the Department of Planning for the City of Amsterdam and has taught at the Technical University Delft and the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. Eric holds a Master of Architecture from Technical University Delft.

Pieter Leendertse, Business Director

Upon a long career in advertising and branding Pieter joined MKA in 2021. He brings along knowledge and experience to connect and inspire audiences to innovative co-living and hospitality solutions. He's responsible for a new business unit in which we will integrate brand strategy, community building, real estate development and (interior) design into scalable total design concepts at the intersection of co-living, co-working and hospitality. Pieter was Managing Partner at the international communications and brand design agency KesselsKramer.

Mira Nekova, Project Manager / Architect / Team Leader

Mira Nekova joined MKA in 2017 as a project architect. In 2019 she became team leader taking responsibility of multiple projects and their teams. Previously to MKA, Mira worked at SeARCH architecture and urban planning where she developed her specialisation in housing with a focus on social and environmental sustainability. Her motivation is to create architecture for communities that is human yet inspiring and adventurous; they’re environments which provide shelter for people with a sense of pride and belonging. Originally from Bulgaria, Mira completed a Msc of Architecture from the UACG in Sofia and Msc of Architecture from TU Delft.

Frans Damstra, Project Manager / Architect

Frans Damstra joined MKA in 2018 as a project architect and project manager. He brings more than two decades of experience in housing and urban design across a wide scope of projects throughout the Netherlands. He is driven to creating buildings that make a positive contribution to people’s lives, with a respect for place and context, and with an eye to the changing future. At MKA he is focused on expanding his expertise about sustainable and circular building techniques to implement across the larger scale mixed-use/housing projects. Frans holds a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from Eindhoven University of Technology.

Marc Verhoef, Project Manager / Architect

Marc Verhoef is a senior project architect and project manager. Since 2015 he has collaborated on diverse MKA projects from private houses to Superlofts. Marc’s strong technical expertise and project management skills developed from more than two decades of architectural practise in the Netherlands and abroad including Belgium, Curaçao and Russia, where he worked for Erick van Egeraat. At MKA he is committed to researching new sustainable and circular building techniques and also advises junior architects about the technical aspects of projects. Marc holds a Master of Architectural Design from Eindhoven University of Technology and the Academy of Architecture in Tilburg.

Carlos Moreira, Project manager / Architect / BIM & IT-specialist

Project architect and project manager Carlos Moreira relocated to Amsterdam in 2009 to work for MKA. Fascinated by new technological developments and how they can contribute to intelligent and efficient cities, Carlos is well-placed as MKA’s BIM manager and is also a specialist in wood engineering. He believes the social responsibility of architects opens up opportunities to improve the lives of not only the direct users but the wider community and society as a whole. Carlos graduated with a Master of Architecture from ETSAV (Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia).

Harmen Nieuwland, Project Manager / Architect / Team Leader

Harmen Nieuwland joined MKA at the end of 2020 as senior architect and project manager. Previously to MKA Harmen worked for almost three decades for architecture offices in Den Haag, Rotterdam, Berlin and Amsterdam. He brings experience in residential, mixed use and office projects of different scales. From his career he derives a large knowledge of façade technology. Harmen has a special interest in sustainability and energy concept for buildings. He holds a MSc degree in Architecture from the TU Delft.

Aukje Goossens, Project Manager / Architect / Team Leader

Aukje joined MKA in 2021 as project architect. Previously to MKA, she worked at architecture offices in New York and Madrid on multiple large scale residential projects and mixed use renovation projects. During this period she developed an interest in design methods of buildings which derive from the structural logic of construction methods. She holds an MSc degree in Architecture and in Structural Design from the University of Technology in Eindhoven.

Charlotte Nieveen van Dijkum, Project Manager / Architect

Charlotte Nieveen van Dijkum joined MKA in 2021 as a project architect. Previously to MKA, Charlotte worked at practices in Delft, London, Cambridge and Rotterdam. There she developed her experience with large complex multi-use projects and interior design. For Charlotte, architecture is a means to serve people and their activities and she is always looking for the most optimal solutions within the available means. Charlotte holds a Msc of Architecture from the Delft University of Technology.

Justin Linton Campolucci, Project Manager / Architect

Justin Linton Campolucci joined MKA in 2021 as a project architect. Brought up with both Italian and Australian backgrounds, he is strongly motivated by the search of bold and clever ideas in design. Well-grounded in developing new concepts for projects in historical contexts, architectural competitions, 3D visualizations and interiors. Previous to MKA he has worked for offices in Florence, Milan and Doha. He holds an MSc degree in Architecture from the University of Florence.

Mai Henriksen, Project Manager / Architect

Mai joined MKA in 2018 as a project architect. Mai brings 2 decades of experience in large scale residential and utility projects from design phase to completion of a number of projects in the Netherlands. At MKA Mai is striving to make beautiful buildings and creating possibilities for a sustainable future proof living environment while expanding her expertise in wooden construction and prefab construction systems and materials. In the process of creating Mai likes to think about architecture from concept to detail. Previously to MKA Mai worked at Wiel Arets Architects for 16 years where she developed her sharp eye for design and aesthetics together with a strong sense of space and detail. Originally Mai comes from Denmark and holds a master degree in architecture from The School of Architecture in Aarhus.
Studio
  • Ingrid Boeter, Director Operations & Finance

    • Bertil Donker, Senior Architect, Project leader
  • Anita Wulfrank, Financial Administrator
  • Jose Koehler, IT-Consultant
  • Marion van Leeuwen, Financial Administrator
    Robbie Neijzen, Architect
  • Matthijs Noordover, Junior Architect
  • Luca Vatteroni, Junior Architect
  • Teun Vosters, Junior Architect
    Teun Veelers, Junior Architect
  • Magdalena Klimczak, Junior architect
  • Khadija Achkaoukaou, Intern
  • Bob Colenbrander, Intern
  • Janek Bosman, Intern
  • Jacky Wong, Intern
  • Jeremy Gepken, Intern

 

Jobs

Marc Koehler Architects is gespecialiseerd in het ontwerpen en realiseren van innovatieve opgaven, zoals nieuwe woonvormen, flexibele, duurzame gebouwen, complexe stedelijke, ruimtelijke vraagstukken, vaak met maatschappelijk betrokken, ambitieuze opdrachtgevers. Begin 2019 zijn we verhuisd naar een inspirerende werkplek in Amsterdam Noord.

Wil je deel gaan uitmaken van ons jonge en bevlogen team en werken aan uitdagende mixed-use en woningbouwprojecten? Wij zijn op zoek naar de volgende toptalenten.

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Allround project architect

MKA is gespecialiseerd in het ontwikkelen, ontwerpen en realiseren van innovatieve projecten, zoals nieuwe collectieve woonvormen, flexibel aanpasbare modulaire Superlofts en mixed-use torens in prefab houtbouw. MKA werkt alleen met maatschappelijk betrokken, duurzame en ambitieuze opdrachtgevers. Begin 2019 zijn we verhuisd naar een inspirerende oude filmstudio in Amsterdam Noord.

Wil je deel gaan uitmaken van ons jonge en bevlogen team van 25 collega’s en samen werken aan een duurzame en gezonde leefomgeving?  Wij zijn op zoek naar een ervaren all round project architect.

Marc Koehler Architects zoekt naar een ervaren project architect met 5 tot 10 jaar ervaring bij gerenommeerde bureaus. Wil je met jouw kennis van detailleren en materialiseren een bijdrage leveren aan toonaangevende projecten?  Ben jij een conceptueel, technisch en esthetisch sterke architect die goed georganiseerd en sterk in coördinatie en communicatie is? Heb je ervaring met het uitvoeren van alle fasen van een project, van schetsontwerp tot en met de bouwaanvraag, als ook de technische uitvoering en esthetische bouwbegeleiding? Wil je werken aan uitdagende mixed-use en woningbouwprojecten in een jong en bevlogen team? We zoeken een project architect die zelfstandig aan complexe projecten werkt en ook leiding geeft aan een team van junior architecten en die de externe communicatie met adviseurs en opdrachtgevers beheert. Herken jij jezelf in deze omschrijving? Dan ben jij degene die wij zoeken.

Onze ideale kandidaat:

Is getalenteerd, ambitieus en draagt verantwoordelijk om in alle fasen van het ontwerp een hoge kwaliteit te waarborgen;

Is een allround architect die bekwaam is in alle fasen en aspecten van het ontwerpproces: het ontwerp, de bouwtechniek, bouwkosten bewaking, aanvragen van bouwvergunning, de planning, regelgeving en uitvoering;

Heeft affiniteit voor de integratie van architectuur en techniek in innovatieve duurzame toepassingen van materialisatie en productinnovatie;

Heeft ruime ervaring met het zelfstandig aansturen van adviseurs en de communicatie met de opdrachtgever en externe partijen;

Is een teamspeler, enthousiast, accuraat, flexibel en kan snel schakelen;

Heeft minimaal 5 tot 10  jaar aantoonbare ervaring in een vergelijkbare functie bij gerenommeerde bureaus;

Heeft een afgeronde bouwkundige opleiding HBO, TU of Academie van Bouwkunst;

Beheerst Archicad en of Revit uitstekend, Ervaring met BIM is een grote pré;

Ervaring met esthetische begeleiding van projecten is een pré;

Spreekt en schrijft vloeiend Nederlands en kan ook uit de voeten met Engels;

 

Wat bieden wij?

Een uitdagende job waarbij je werkt aan innovatieve projecten in een dynamische werkomgeving. Het salaris is CAO-conform. Werken binnen een internationaal en gedreven team en werken aan hoogwaardige, unieke projecten.

Interesse? Stuur je motivatie, CV + portfolio naar jobs@marckoehler.com.

Vragen? Neem contact op met Eric Thijssen: 0611507601 of ericthijssen@marckoehler.com

Please note: this position is only available for fluent Dutch speakers.

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(junior) Architect

MKA is gespecialiseerd in het ontwikkelen, ontwerpen en realiseren van innovatieve projecten, zoals nieuwe collectieve woonvormen, flexibel aanpasbare modulaire Superlofts en mixed-use torens in prefab houtbouw. MKA werkt alleen met maatschappelijk betrokken, duurzame en ambitieuze opdrachtgevers. Begin 2019 zijn we verhuisd naar een inspirerende oude filmstudio in Amsterdam Noord.

Wil je deel gaan uitmaken van ons jonge en bevlogen team van 25 collega’s en samen werken aan een duurzame en gezonde leefomgeving?  Wij zijn op zoek naar een junior architect.

Marc Koehler Architects zoekt naar een allround (junior) architect die in staat is om een bijdrage te leveren aan het 3d modelleren, de vormgeving én de technische uitwerking van spraakmakende projecten. Je zult onder andere werken aan projecten die zich bevinden op de frontlinie van houtbouw innovaties. Je zult daarbij begeleid worden door een ervaren projectarchitect waardoor jij je kunt ontwikkelen tot een allround architect die betrokken is bij alle fasen van een project. Het is voor deze functie belangrijk dat je vloeiend Nederlands spreekt en schrijft en bekend bent met de Nederlandse bouwpraktijk en regelgeving. Wil jij graag bijdragen aan de spraakmakende architectuur van Marc Koehler Architects ? Heb jij passie voor het combineren van architectuur en techniek? Dan is Marc Koehler Architects op zoek naar jou!

Onze ideale kandidaat:

Is een teamspeler en communicatief, maar kan ook goed zelfstandig werken;

Is enthousiast, accuraat, flexibel en kan snel schakelen;

Heeft affiniteit met het uitwerken en materialiseren van een architectonisch ontwerp

Kan goed 3d modelleren en heeft ervaring met materialisatie en productinnovatie en met detailleren;

Heeft basiskennis van de Nederlandse bouwregelgeving en omgevingsvergunning;

Heeft 1-5 jaar aantoonbare ervaring;

Heeft een afgeronde bouwkundige opleiding HBO, TU of Academie van Bouwkunst;

Goede beheersing van Archicad , Revit en BIM is een grote pré;

Ervaring met esthetische begeleiding van de uitwerking/ uitvoering van projecten is een pré;

Spreekt en schrijft vloeiend Nederlands en kan ook uit de voeten met Engels;

Wat bieden wij?

Een uitdagende job waarbij je werkt aan innovatieve projecten in een dynamische werkomgeving. Het salaris is CAO-conform. Werken binnen een internationaal en gedreven team en werken aan hoogwaardige, unieke projecten.

Interesse? Stuur je motivatie, CV + portfolio naar jobs@marckoehler.com.
Vragen? Neem contact op met Aukje Goossens: 06-46692007 of aukjegoossens@marckoehler.com

Please note: this position is only available for fluent Dutch speakers.

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Interior designer for innovative international hospitality concepts

Are you ready to use your knowledge and experience to take ambitious interior projects to the next level?  And do you want to be a part of our young, ambitious and enthusiastic team?

Marc Koehler Architects is recruiting an experienced hospitality (interior) designer who can take the lead in the development and execution of premium hospitality concepts. The candidate is able to materialize a concept through all design stages, in the broadest sense; from branding to material detailing, manufacturing and styling. We are searching for someone with both a hands on mentality and ability to see the bigger picture. The ideal candidate is able to work independently and to manage and inspire an internal team of designers and architects and will be responsible for the coordination with the external parties.

Marc Koehler Architects specializes in the design of innovative living and working environments with social and environmental impact.  We look outside the borders of our traditional field of work and only work with highly ambitious clients. Our work is dynamic and our team is highly motivated. At the beginning of 2019 we moved to an inspiring old film studio in the North of Amsterdam.

Our ideal candidate:

Is fluent in English

Is a team-player and has strong communication and project management skills but is also able to work independently

Is enthusiastic, accurate, and flexible

Is passionate about and skilled in interior design, 3d modeling, materialization, lighting, styling and manufacturing.

Has sufficient knowledge of architecture and building code regulation

Has at least 3-5 years of experience in the design and coordination of hospitality projects

Has a degree in (interior) architecture.

Experience in Archicad is a plus

Has experience in the aesthetic guidance of interior projects

 

What do we offer?

A challenging job that offers a lot of flexibility and freedom in a dynamic work environment. The salary is in accordance with the CAO, the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement. You will work in an international and driven team on high end projects.

Interested? Please send your questions or motivation letter, CV and portfolio to jobs@marckoehler.com.

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Interesse? Stuur je motivatie, CV + portfolio naar jobs@marckoehler.com