KAAN Architecten is a Rotterdam, São Paulo and Paris based architectural firm operating globally and merging practical and academic expertise within the fields of architecture, urbanism and research on the built environment.
Led by Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen and Dikkie Scipio, the studio consists of an international team of architects, landscape architects, urban planners, engineers, and graphic designers. KAAN Architecten believes in cross-pollination between projects and disciplines as an essential tool to fostering a critical debate within the firm.
Since their launch, the office has handled and supervised a wide range of projects, actively working within the private and the public sector, with project teams that have become increasingly multidisciplinary and dynamic. KAAN Architecten maintains a culture of constant evolution, which is essential in a rapidly changing profession. The Dutch firm seeks to uphold long-term relationships with its clients, consultants and partners.
KAAN Architecten’s projects transcend the traditional notions of scale and typology, ranging from furniture and interiors to urban development and from retail and offices to museums and buildings for health and education.
The firm expanded its international presence with satellite offices in São Paulo (2015) and Paris (2019. Both branches continue the multidisciplinary design approach set out by the Dutch headquarters.
source: KAAN Architecten