Marlies Rohmer Architects & Urbanists is an experienced architecture firm, based in Amsterdam NL, which has been operating to much acclaim since 1986. The practice has a wide portfolio of commissioned work, ranging from residential to industrial functions and from conversions of existing buildings to complex urban renewal projects. Marlies Rohmer Architect & Urbanists has a particular reputation for designing schools, health care facilities and similar projects with social and cultural content.
The practice has won many awards for its designs. Both in the Netherlands and abroad, it has proved capable of applying know-how and experience to the realization of spatially interesting, meticulously detailed and multilayered architecture.
The work of Marlies Rohmer is realistic, diverse and distinct, and displays the practice’s hallmark style. The buildings are legible as both functionally apt solutions and as stimulating, specific responses to the brief. The work is always inspired by research into social and cultural phenomena which are relevant to the project. The multi-faceted, cogent designs, with prominent detailing, range from subdued to expressive; but in all cases they arise through a combination of analysis and intuition.
In the outlook of Marlies Rohmer Architect & Urbanists, the architect is not just a visionary but is socially involved and fulfils an explicitly service-providing role through initiative-rich participation.
The practice, with a staff of approximately 10, functions by preference as a network-based organization. The practice has a lot of experience in working with integrated contract forms and BIM/Revit. All-round, skill-based professionalism and “total engineering” are primary principles. So too is an open dialogue with clients and users, which gives rise to a design that satisfies everyone’s wishes but is always more than the sum of its parts.