About Us

Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made.

Selected Awards
  • 2004 — Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  • 2009 — Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2013 — AIA/ALA Library Building Award
  • 2015 — Best Interior, Designers Saturday
  • 2016 — AIA New York Honor Award

Come on in

My summer holiday of 2012 was a 3000 mile road trip in the United States. It was one of my best holidays ever. So, how come I never wrote about it here? The answer is simple. Since I arrived back in the Netherlands, I’ve been quite busy creating something. Surprisingly, I finally found some time to write about the USA trip… Today we’ll conclude this series with part eleven; “Come on in”.

road trip USA 2012 Oklahoma City

The only thing we had to do was walk through a metal detector and wave to two friendly security guards. Then, we were in and could walk anywhere we wanted. And its not just any building I’m talking about. It’s the Oklahoma State Capitol.

We walked in long hallways, peeked inside Senator’s offices, spoke with friendly employees, checked out the Senate and House of Representatives chambers and somehow managed to end up inside the Governors cabinet room (we tried the door handle… the door was unlocked). This made my trip to the State Capitol a great experience!

By the way, did you know the Oklahoma State Capitol is the only capitol in the world surrounded by working oil wells. One is even named Petunia #1, because it was drilled in the middle of a flower bed. Isn’t that amazing!

Previous posts

Part 1: Exceeded expectations
Part 2: Google vs. Apple
Part 3: Look left! … No, look right!
Part 4: Johnny Depp
Part 5: Big, bigger, biggest
Part 6: The most beautiful road of the world
Part 7: The color of luck
Part 8: Willow Creek Church
Part 9: Bald Eagle
Part 10: Tornado Alley

Written by: Benjamin Feenstra