VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism is an innovative Dutch design office for sustainable, integrated, and smart architecture, urban development and infrastructure. The office has an international portfolio of designs, research and consultancy projects and is recognized with numerous publications, awards and exhibitions in the Netherlands and abroad.
In our design practice we work in interdisciplinary teams. We have access to an international network of top specialists in fields such as energy, environment, health, infrastructure and mobility, water management, regional economic development, (social) geography, city branding, leisure, (public) art, landscape, nature and (metropolitan) agriculture, and construction and buildings physics and cost management. These include experts from business, knowledge institutes and government organizations. Depending on the demands of specific assignments we compose the optimal teams.
We are used to integrating ideas and initiatives from citizens and users in all our designs. We consider participatory planning to be a powerful tool to create value for everybody.
Our team of highly educated and experienced senior architects and project leaders have expertise in various fields of architecture+urbanism.
Ton Venhoeven, CEO and founder of VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism, is a well experienced and much sought after consultant for various international public and private organisations, advising on Smart City, Micro City and Healthy City developments, integrated planning (‘Dutch Approach’), multimodal mobility networks and TOD, and strategic planning issues related to care and cure. Currently Ton Venhoeven works as TOD consultant for the World Bank in China.
Venhoeven not only has a background in the business of design and engineering, but also in government and academia. In 2008 he was appointed Chief Government Advisor on Infrastructure, a function he held until 2012. In this position, Venhoeven advised the Dutch National government on sustainable design quality of infrastructural, urban and regional plans. Projects ranged from improvements in National highways and widening rivers for flood prevention to integration of different mobility networks in multimodal node development, transit oriented development and integrated urban and regional planning.
From 2005 until 2009, Venhoeven was Professor of Architectural History and Theory at Eindhoven University of Technology. He focused his research on improving sustainability of urban networks and cities and developing the related architectural principles. Today, Venhoeven is strategic core member of the European Network for Urban Vitality (NUVit) and member of the Advisory Board Dutch Centre for Health Assets, part of TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Knowledge). Until 2013 he was Chair of the ‘Community of Practice Infrastructure’ and board member of the Research Department, both initiatives of the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects.
With his extensive network of experts in different fields, and with his broad and interdisciplinary experience, Venhoeven has been leading several Dutch delegations on urban development missions abroad, working with local stakeholders on a range of challenging urban issues.