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About Mei

Mei architects and planners realises leading projects in the Netherlands and abroad. Our work is founded on respect for the environment: for the history of the location, the current context and future living environment. Based on our expertise in the field of adaptive re-use of architectural heritage, new build projects and urban development strategies, we work on designs that put the user first.

Team Mei voor Jobsveem

Core values

Our distinct designs tell their own story, which increases the involvement with the building and the connection between its users. With creativity, expertise and courage, we introduce innovative technical applications and user concepts that contribute to social and ecological sustainability.

What we stand for we have translated into 5 Core Values.

managing board Mei - Robert Platje - Michiel van Loon - Robert Winkel


Robert, Robert & Michiel

Mei was founded by Robert Winkel (right), who runs the agency together with Robert Platje (left) and Michiel van Loon (centre).

Since 2017, Robert and Michiel have already taken on essential roles in the management of the company, and from April 2022 they will be official partners at Mei.

Read the full press release on the appointment of the new partners here.

Mei Europe map 2022-01

International & multidisciplinary

Established in Rotterdam, we work with an ambitious, international team on assignments in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Russia and Norway, among other countries. The office structure is based on the expertise domains of Building Transformation, New Build projects and Urban Planning, within which research is fostered and knowledge is secured. To further increase brain power and decisiveness, Mei seeks collaboration with various parties in the field, from experts in the area of urban nature to the building materials industry.

Mei boek NL 2022-01

Versatile and highly acclaimed

Mei’s work has been widely published and awarded. Mei is known for transformation projects such as Fenix I and Jobsveem in Rotterdam and the Cheese Warehouse in Gouda, and new construction such as Schiecentrale 4B and the McDonald’s pavilion at Coolsingel in Rotterdam. With the design and development of SAWA, a fully wooden residential building in Rotterdam, Mei is a pioneer in the field of creating future-proof, nature-inclusive housing. At an urban planning level, Mei specialises in complex inner-city and redevelopment projects. Mei designs dynamic masterplans for, among other things, the site of the former silk factory in Naro-Fominsk (Russia), the OPG location in Utrecht and the Cable District in Delft.

Media about Mei

Mei’s work has been featured frequently in national and international media.

Team Mei

  • Robert Winkel

    architect | founder
  • Robert Platje

    architect | partner
  • Michiel van Loon

    architect | partner
  • Adam Wrobel

    Adam Wrobel

    BIM expert
  • Anton de Koning

    designer
  • Armando Reyna

    BIM expert
  • Bart Siemens

    Bart Siemens

    talent & performance
  • Bob van den Hoven

    Bob van den Hoven

    urban designer
  • Carmen Aanen-Meuldijk

    office & HRM manager
  • Ceylan Yazici

    Ceylan Yazici

    designer
  • Chris Idema

    architect | project lead
  • Christina Polyviou

    designer
  • Danique van de Sanden

    architect
  • Diana Dragan

    architect | project lead
  • Portretfoto Finn van Eck

    Finn van Eck

    intern
  • Geert Krusemann

    architect | domain lead New build
  • Gerard Scheele

    technical designer
  • Harro Fonk

    designer
  • Ivan Shkurko

    Ivan Shkurko

    designer
  • Jelle Grunstra

    designer
  • Jonathan Connerney

    designer
  • Joost Wetzel

    Joost Wetzel

    architect | domain lead Existing & New
  • Julius Kirchert

    architect
  • Leen Kooman

    architect | project lead
  • Marcus de Moes

    designer
  • Marieke Giele

    ontwerper
  • Marloes Bier

    designer
  • Martina Japuncic

    designer
  • Max Boerman

    Max Boerman

    designer | project lead
  • Max Brobbel

    BIM expert
  • Mieke Winkel-Vullings

    Mieke Winkel-Vullings

    head of PR & marketing
  • Nguyen Binh Minh

    designer
  • Niklas Dauber

    designer
  • Nino Schoonen

    designer
  • Olaf van Dam

    designer
  • Remko Eppink

    technisch designer | project lead
  • Renske Venema

    finance
  • Rob Grim

    Rob Grim

    urban planner | domain lead Urban planning
  • Roberto Magnanini

    3D expert
  • Sanne Pijnappel

    intern
  • sebastiaan buitenhuis

    Sebastiaan Buitenhuis

    architect
  • Seda Baseren

    designer
  • Stanislav Zakharov

    designer
  • Terry Harmelink

    Terry Harmelink

    PR & marketing
  • Youri Vijzelman

    architect | project lead

Would you also like to be part of the Mei team?

Check out our Working at Mei site for the latest job openings:

Former Employees

In over 25 years, we have welcomed and seen many talented people grow at Mei. We are proud of our team, and of everyone who has worked or done an internship at Mei over the years:

Ruben Aalbersberg, Frank Aarssen, Oleksii Ananiev, Anna Agryriadou, Robert Al Haddad, Achmed Al-Tamimi, Michele Amadori, San Dino Arcilla, Roxana Aron, Merel Bijkerk, Juraj Biros, Bente Bruijns, Floria Bruzzone, Sean Bos, Sander Andi Ganjoe, Unger Beerends, Daniel Beirão de Cavalho, Sanne van Beek, Pepijn Berghout, Anne Berkers, Thomas Bianchi, Anja Biel, Chiel Bikker, Hercilia Borges, Jack Bouwer, Nars Broekharst, Wim Bruneel, Hanneke Buurman, Marjan Choroumi, Ana Climent Dominguez, Bas Coret, Hennie Dankers, Laurens de Boer, Louise de Hullu, Ernst de Jager, Ewout de Jager, Martin de Jong, Ben de Lange, Alex de Ridder, Sophie de Ridder, Ed de Rooij, Maurice de Ruijter, Coen de Vries, Eelco Dekker, Mark Dekker, Bianca Diaconu, Guido Dolné, Jingling Du, Eugene Dumoulin, Judith Egberink, Ilias El Baroudi, Fatima el Hadji, Kasia Ephraim, Lars Fraij, Theun Frankema, Zuzanna Gaszczak, Danijel Gavranović, Sander Geurtsen, Jeffrey Gilyamse, Daan Graveland, Lukasz Grela, Ylana Groot, Inga Hilburg, Jack Hoogeboom, Jan Hoogervorst, Frank Huibers, Serkar Jaff, Maarten Janszen, Katrien Joosten, Katarina Jovic, Jan Kasper, Koos Keet, Jasper Keupink, Naun Kim, Glenn King, Heidi Klein, Matthijs Klooster, Tim Knip, Gevorg Kootanjan, Marloes Koster, Rutger Kuipers, Arjan Kunst, Paul Peter Kuper, David Lesterhuis, Roos Limburg, Chris Liu, Yan Hang Lo, Richel Lubbers, Anja Lübke, Chris Luth, Roberto Magnanini, Oliver Micek, Bahareh Miri, Nima Morkoc, Andreea Nae, Jane Nagtegaal, Elva Nano, Augustijn Nouwens, Erich Oesterbauer, Farid Omid, Karl Oscarsson, Andrea Pasqua, Alex Pastoors, Daniella Persson, Hugo Plat, Jokubas Platukis, Jasmijn Ponssen, Riemer Postma, Jelena Radonjić, Rianne Reijnders, Rob Reintjes, Camilo Ridderplaat, Ronald Rijntjes, Fabiana Rodrigues, Roy Wijte, Sabine Roomer, Maxim Ross, Luca Sandri, Jos Schäffer, Anna Schneider, Rutger Schoenmaker, Arvid Schoots, Florian Schramm, Martijn Schuil, Menno Slijboom, Adriaan Smidt, Bart Spee, Nikoleta Stankovic, Meike Stoetzer, Simona Subaciute, Renata Tavares, Anneloes Tilman, Pablo Macias Trujillo, Duc Truong, Bernd Upmeyer, Joop van Beek, Sanne van Beek, Carola van Bennekom, Mirjam van Dam, Jaap van Dijk, Gijs van Duin, Gaby van den Boom, Eline van den Haterd, Ruben van der Plas, Daam van der Leij, Lodewijk van der Veen, Lore van de Venne, Martin van der Werf, Menno van der Woude, Reinoud van der Zijde, Iris Veentjer, Sebastiaan Veldhuisen, Erwin Verhoeve, Barbara Vermaat, Rudolf Verver, Dennis Vijftigschild, Elise Vleugels, Frank Wapenaar, Martin Werner, Lea Wiederholdt, Joanne Wienk, Joan Wildenberg, Weronika Witkowicz, Joost Woertman, Anton Wubben, Michiel Zaan, Hagar Zur.