Snelder Architects is headed by Janneke Snelder (1964) and Michiel Snelder (1967). The office started in 2000 and received the Charlotte Köhler Prize in that same year.
Snelder Architects connects the dynamics of contemporary architecture to the profession as a craft. Basic concept and detailed execution are interchangeable during design process and realisation.
Therefore, the organisation of the office is focused on knowing and coordinating the full spectrum of the building process. From a first exploration via design to execution.
The projects in which the bureau is involved often are multifunctional and complex in nature and include building and interior as well as the design of the outdoor space.
The design for the new building for Panta Rhei, a school for secondary education in Amstelveen was recently awarded with the BNA (Association of Dutch Architects) prize “Building of the Year 2010” for the region northwest/centre.