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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.

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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 & BIM

At Mei, we are fascinated by real-time integrated design processes using BIM. With many large-scale BIM projects in our portfolio, this tool has been fully incorporated into Mei’s working method in recent years.

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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
  • Ahmed Pasha

    intern
  • 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
  • Elaha Wafai

    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
  • 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

    designer
  • sebastiaan buitenhuis

    Sebastiaan Buitenhuis

    architect | project lead
  • 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, Antja Roos Adriaens, Claudia Aedo, Oleksii Ananiev, Robert Al Haddad, Joud Alhajsaleh, Achmed Al-Tamimi, Michele Amadori, Sander Andi Ganjoe, San Dino Arcilla, Anna Argyriadou, Roxana Aron, Martijn van den Ban, Seda Baseren, Joop van Beek, Sanne van Beek, Unger Beerends, Carola van Bennekom, Merel Bijkerk, Juraj Biros, Ana Bismarck, Laurens de Boer, Sean Bos, Gaby van den Boom, Richard Breit, Bente Bruijns, Floria Bruzzone, Daniëlle Buzalko, Daniel Beirão de Cavalho, Pepijn Berghout, Anne Berkers, Thomas Bianchi, Anja Biel, Chiel Bikker, Hercilia Borges, Marcel Bos, Nars Broekharst, Stevan Broekhof, Rene Bouman, Jack Bouwer, Wim Bruneeel, Eline Burger, Hanneke Buurman, Daniel Carvalho, Loïc Chareyre, Marjan Choroumi, Ana Climent Dominguez, George Coleman, Bas Coret, Mirjam van Dam, Hennie Dankers, Eelco Dekker, Mark Dekker, Robin Deurloo, Bianca Diaconu, Caro van Dijk, Jaap van Dijk, Noelle Dooper, Charlotte Dovanius, Guido Dolné, Diana Dragan, Rob Driel, Jingling Du, Gijs van Duin, Eugene Dumoulin, Finn van Eck, Yvonne van Eck, Arthur Eeuwijk, Judith Egberink, Ilias el Baroudi, Fatima el Hadji, Katarzyna Ephraim, Immanuel Fäustle, Lars Fraij, Theun Frankema, Sara Gagliarini, Kees Gajentaan, Zuzanna Gaszczak, Danijel Gavranović, Sander Geurtsen, Stefania Gioia, Jeffrey Gilyamse, Esther González-Aurignac, Reshma Gopal, Daan Graveland, Lukasz Grela, Onno Groen, Rose de Groot, Ylana Groot, Niels van Ham, Eline van den Haterd, Inge Hegge, Marianne van den Heuvel, Inga Hilburg, Jack Hoogeboom, Jan Hoogervorst, Rob van Houten, Louise de Hullu, Jarne van Huyck, Frank Huibers, Bernhard Jaarsma, Serkar Jaff, Ernst de Jager, Ewout de Jager, Maarten Janszen, Martin de Jong, Katrien Joosten, Katarina Jovic, Jaap van de Kamp, Jan Kasper, Koos Keet, Jasper Keupink, Rihilda Keizer, Kishwer Khan, Joune Ho Kim, Naun Kim, Glenn King, Heidi Klein, Matthijs Klooster, Daphne van der Knijff, Tim Knip, Martijn Koebrugge, Gevorg Kootanjan, Marloes Koster, Rutger Kuipers, Arjan Kunst, Paul Peter Kuper, Sigit Kusumawijaya, Ben de Lange, Levi Lanser, Daam van der Leij, David Lesterhuis, Roos Limburg, Chris Liu, Qing Lai, Qing Liu, Yan Hang Lo, Irene Lopez, Richel Lubbers, Anja Lübke, Chris Luth, Yves Malysse, Jeronimo Meija, Oliver Micek, Bahareh Miri, Marcus de Moes, Nima Morkoc, Ruldof Muis, Olivier Mylle, Andreea Nae, Eva Nagtegaal, Jane Nagtegaal, Elva Nano, Flip Nieuwpoort, Augustijn Nouwens, Erich Oesterbauer, Farid Omid, Karl Oscarsson, Andrea Pasqua, Alex Pastoors, Karolien de Pauw, Daniella Persson, Dagmare Anna Pizcz, Ruben van der Plas Hugo Plat, Jokubas Platukis, Marloes van der Pols, Vergile Ponsoye, Jasmijn Ponssen, Riemer Postma, Jelena Radonjić, Rianne Reijnders, Rob Reintjes, Alex de Ridder, Sophie de Ridder, Camilo Ridderplaat, Ronald Rijntjes, Fabiana Rodrigues, Ed de Rooij, Colette Rooimans, Sabine Roomer, Maxim Ross, Maurice de Ruijter, Danique van de Sanden, Luca Sandri, Jos Schäffer, Anna Schneider, Rutger Schoenmaker, Marjolein Schoonewagen, Arvid Schoots, Florian Schramm, Martijn Schuil, Menno Slijboom, Adriaan Smidt, Gwen Smits, Catherine Spaans, Bart Spee, Nikoleta Stankovic, Marijn Steenbreker, Meike Stoetzer, Simona Subaciute, Willem Sulsters, Zsófia Szöke, Karolina Szostkiewicz, Shahib Talib, Renata Tavares, Simon Tiemersma, Anneloes Tilman, Pablo Macias Trujillo, Duc Truong, Edwin Tukker, Bernd Upmeyer, Lodewijk van der Veen, Iris Veentjer, Pim van der Ven, Lore van de Venne, Sebastiaan Veldhuisen, Ingrid Verburgh, Erwin Verhoeve, Barbara Vermaat, Rudolf Verver, Dennis Vijftigschild, Elise Vleugels, Lea van Vliet, Rob Vollaard, Coen de Vries, Ronald Vroegindeweij, Martin van der Werf, Bertus van Woerden, Menno van der Woude, Frank Wapenaar, Martin Werner, Marijn Wesdorp, Lea Wiederholdt, Joanne Wienk, Machteld Wijnands, Roy Wijte, Joan Wildenberg, Chantal Wilson, Reinier van Wingerden, Weronika Witkowicz, Joost Woertman, Anton Wubben, Ruslan Yatsenko, Michel Zaan, Reinoud van der Zijde, Alexandra Zinkevich, Hagar Zur, Roos Zwart, Chris Zwiers.