BETA is a prize winning office for architecture, research and urban design. It is our goal to create socially inclusive and sustainable architecture.

At BETA we believe in an architecture which is responsive to constraints, driven by ambition and sensitive to context. The architectural results are therefore as diverse as the problems we’re presented with: occasionally radical, otherwise predictable but always surprising in their logic.

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BETA is centered around the idea that methodical approach is the precondition to good architecture. We approach problems without preconceptions and we nurture a process of natural selection while seeking solutions. Methodical investigation allows us to uncover, communicate and enhance the spectrum of architectural possibilities. After all, it is our daily business to assist our stakeholders in their decision-making process.

BETA office for architecture and the city Amsterdam NDSM historic photo

Evert Klinkenberg
MSc. Arch. ETH

Evert Klinkenberg lived and worked in Switzerland for 10 years. After graduating from ETH Zurich in 2008 he was design architect at Herzog & De Meuron and worked on projects such as Stade de Bordeaux and the new headquarters of Roche in Basel. From 2012 to 2014 he taught design studios at ETH Zürich and TU Delft before co-founding BETA in 2015.

Auguste van Oppen
MSc. Arch. TUD

Auguste van Oppen grew up in The Netherlands, the United States and Japan. He studied architecture at the TU Delft, where he graduated with honors in 2006. In 2008 he was awarded first prize in the Europan 9 competition for architects under 40 years of age. Between 2008 and 2015 he was partner at O+A, after which he co-founded BETA in 2015.

Team since 2015:

Tifawt Loudaoui, João Batista Lopes, Stijn Dries, Nikola Kumstátová, Thomas Ponds, Marleen de Groot, Tommaso Asso, Ryan Dougan, Henry Holmes, Eldrich Piqué, Jaro Cools, Lorenzo Demontis, Mathijs Boersma, Marcello Soeleman

Clients

Amsterdam Realty Partners
Atelier Rijksbouwmeester
BPD
Copper8
Lunee Vastgoed
Rhebergen Multihull Yachts
SBB Zwitserse Spoorwegen
Stichting Kinetisch Noord
Stichting Samenwonen Samenleven
Stichting Treehouse NDSM
Stichting IJ Producties
Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
Gemeente Amsterdam
TU Delft
Urban Sync
VORM Ontwikkeling
Woningstichting Nieuwkoop
Ymere

Recognition

2019

Next Step Award (finalist)
Amsterdam Architecture Prize (nomination)

2018

Amsterdam Architecture Prize (prize)

2017

Gulden Feniks (prize)

2008

Europan 9 (prize)

The work of BETA is regularly published in international media, both on- and offline.