About

The office 

VenhoevenCS is an innovative office for sustainable architecture, urban development and infrastructure, attuned to the challenges of our time.

Ton Venhoeven founded the office in Amsterdam in 1995 and since then VenhoevenCS has grown into an established design and consultancy practice with 5 partners and an international team of architects, urban planners, interior architects, technical engineers, and trainees.

VenhoevenCS believes that our planet provides ample space for all living forms to live together in a good and sustainable way. However, as the world population and global prosperity increase rapidly, fundamental adjustments are needed in the way we organize and shape our use of the planet.

VenhoevenCS also believes that design can make an important contribution to the revitalization of the world for all life forms. Nature works with ecosystems that are self-sufficient and sustainable. We take this autarkic power of nature as a starting point for our designs and consultancy.

To guide us while pursuing our mission, we have formulated five core values.

Our full-service practice is active in a broad range of fields: In architecture, we design residential projects, office and utility buildings, sports and leisure facilities, care and cure accommodations, schools and infrastructural projects such as bridges and tunnels. On a larger scale, we are active from strategic planning and transit-oriented development to master planning and urban design. On a smaller scale, we design interiors and furniture. And occasionally we take part in art exhibitions and theater productions.

We specialize in finding integral, spatial solutions for social and cultural issues, on every possible scale. Think of the design of self-supporting cities and emission free buildings, on the development of micro-networks that make recycling and synergy possible, on the revitalization of building types, multiple land utilization, compact building and innovative facade concepts. We believe that the social and cultural aspects in all these subjects are of big importance. The CS in our name refers to it.


Certifications and memberships 

ISO 9001:2015
VenhoevenCS has developed a unique management system which is geared towards making use of the interdisciplinary creativity within the office in order to make the best possible integrated designs. Our quality system safeguards the quality and added social value of the projects within the agreed-upon requirements of time and budget This management system is conform the standard NEN-EN-ISO 9001: 2008 since 2014 and conform NEN-EN-ISO 9001: 2015 since 2017.


ISO 14001:2015
As part of our sustainability policies, VenhoevenCS has several certifications. Since 2009 we have CO2 reduction measures in place. As one of the very few design offices in The Netherlands, VenhoevenCS is certified for the highest level for the CO2 Performance Ladder since 2017. Also since 2017 we are certified NEN-EN-ISO 14001: 2015.



SKAO | DGBC
VenhoevenCS is a member of SKAO and of the Dutch Green Building Council. We have three certified in-house BREEAM-NL experts on New Construction and Renovation.
For more information, have a look at Sustainablity@VenhoevenCS and the VenhoevenCS Academy.



BNA
Without doubt, architecture and urban planning have a big impact on people’s lives. A good school can have a positive influence on the development of a child. A badly designed hospital can have a negative effect on the healing process. And the way a city is designed can determine whether you take the car, the metro or the bicycle to work. That’s why the term ‘responsibility’ weighs heavier in our profession than in many others. VenhoevenCS is an active member of the BNA (the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects) and endorses its Code of Conduct for Responsibility, Integrity and Professionalism.
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