Barend Koolhaas

founded by Barend Koolhaas

The goal of Barend Koolhaas’ office is to engage people, companies and schools in experimental design.

Barend Koolhaas (1975, the Netherlands) holds a MSc. in Architecture from Delft University of Technology.

Prior to starting his own practise in 2011 Barend was employed by OMA where he was project leader on a number of international urban and architectural projects, most notably Waterfront City in Dubai and West Kowloon Cultural District for which he spent a year working in Hong Kong.

Before his employment at OMA Barend briefly worked at IDEO in Palo Alto and as a self employed architect he designed Wildflower, a small school building which won the 2004 Dutch Design Award for products in public space.

Barend teaches at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague,and at both the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam and in Rotterdam.