BETA is centered around the idea that methodical approach is the precondition to good architecture.
Today we are faced with mounting challenges, in which the built environment is both a culprit and part of the solution. BETA believes in the transformational capacity of architecture in our urban and social landscapes and sees it as a collective responsibility to seek new alternatives. If embraced, constraints can be a rich source of inspiration.
BETA approaches problems without preconception and nurtures a process of natural selection in solving them. Methodical investigation allows us to uncover, communicate and enhance the spectrum of architectural possibilities. After all, it is our daily business to assist our clients in their decision-making process.
In improving the quality of life in the contemporary city, BETA believes 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.
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.
Dipl. Arch. ETH
Evert Klinkenberg studied architecture at the TU Delft and the ETH in Zürich. After graduating in 2008, Evert was design architect at Herzog & De Meuron in Basel, working on projects such as Stade de Bordeaux, Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Beijing and the new headquarters of Roche in Basel. He was design teacher at ETH Zürich and TU Delft before co-founding BETA in 2015.
Team since 2015
Henry Holmes, Eldrich Piqué, Jaro Cools, Lorenzo Demontis, Mathijs Boersma, Marcello Soeleman, Evert Klinkenberg, Auguste van Oppen