Do Janne Vermeulen

Architect, Director

Do Janne Vermeulen is architect-director and founding partner of Team V Architecture. Do Janne leads the creative direction, together with Jeroen van Schooten.

She commenced her studies in sculpture in Bath, England and after a year moved on to study at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, where creation meets conceptual theory. During her studies, she worked at UNStudio and ANA architects, and upon graduating she was hired by Rick Mather Architects. After her return to the Netherlands in 2005, she joined Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten. In 2013, Do Janne founded Team V Architecture together with Jeroen van Schooten and former partner Gerard van Hoorn. Soon Team V will celebrate its first decennial. In this decade, Team V has grown from thirteen to almost sixty employees.

“Only when I am a good director, can I make good architecture”, Do Janne has stated in an interview. She believes in a pragmatic, analytical approach while maintaining an element of surprise and unexpected beauty in every project. “When these two elements of the spectrum come together, a good foundation is created. However, the involvement of all project participants determines the success of the end result. I’ve noticed that engagement is greatest when innovation is sought. When exploring new roads, nothing can be done on autopilot, everyone is asked the utmost. Innovation often creates something beautiful.”

To complement her work as an architect, Do Janne joined or chaired the jury of several architecture awards, including the Dutch Building of the Year award, the BNA Next Step Program, the local jury of the RIBA International Prize and the ‘Gouden Piramide’ award. She frequently gives lectures, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Do Janne taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture and was Architect in Residence at Arcam, the Architecture Centre of Amsterdam. She chairs the Spatial Quality Committee III for the City of Amsterdam since 2019, and from 2023 she will be part of the think-thank for Architecture Centre Aorta and the Municipality of Utrecht.

Selected projects

  • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO House), Amsterdam, 2019
  • DPG Media, hybrid timber office, Amsterdam, 2024
  • Laplace and Gemini, renovation of two University Buildings TU/e, Eindhoven, 2025
  • Boompjes 60-66, residential highrise, Rotterdam, 2023
  • HAUT, timber residential building, Amsterdam, 2021 (winner International BREEAM Award 2018, nominee WAF Awards 2018)
  • The Cube, student housing and community space, Utrecht, 2021
  • YVIE towers, Maritim Congress Hotel and residential highrise, Amsterdam, 2021
  • Atlas, Renovation University Building TU/e, Eindhoven, 2018 (winner International BREEAM Award 2017, nominee Dirk Roosenburg Award)
  • Hotel Arena, extension and renovation, Amsterdam, 2017
  • HAGA Hospital, Den Haag, 2012
  • Kromhout Barracks, Utrecht, 2012
  • Ministry of Finance, The Hague, 2009
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Art, USA, 2004

Selected awards

2022: HAUT, Dutch Timber Award – overall winner
2022: HAUT, Zuiderkerk Award (Best Residential in Amsterdam) – shortlisted
2022: HAUT, World Architecture Festival Awards, Completed Buildings Housing / Best Use of Certified Timber – shortlisted
2022: HAUT, Amsterdam Architecture Award (AAP) – finalist
2021: Atlas TU/e, ABB LEAF Awards, Best Achievement in Environmental Performance Project – winner
2020: Atlas TU/e, Architecture Masterprize, Best Educational Building – honorable mention
2020: Atlas TU/e, Building of the Year by Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA) – honorable mention
2020: RCO House, Herengracht Industrie Prijs (H.I.P.) – finalist
2020: RCO House, Gulden Feniks Renovation Award – finalist
2020: RCO House, Architecture Masterprize, Restoration and Renovation- winner
2019: RCO House, Geurt Brinkgreve Award by Municipality of Amsterdam – winner
2018: HAUT, International BREEAM Award, Homes – winner
2017: Atlas TU/e, winner of International BREEAM Awards in category ‘Education & Health’
2012: Kromhout Barracks, Best Building of the Year Award 2018 by Royal Institute of Dutch Architects, region North West/Centre
2011: Ministry of Finance, PPS Award 2011, 1st prize over all
2011: Kromhout Barracks, PPS Award 2011, Best Technical Team
2009: Ministry of Finance, Best Building of the Year Award 2018 by Royal Institute of Dutch Architects, region Delta