Back in 1997, Evert Crols, Dirk Engelen and Sven Grooten set up an independent office for architecture: B-architecten was born. They had met during their education in Antwerp and Amsterdam. At the international oriented Berlage Institute, it became clear that Evert, Dirk and Sven shared a common interest for design. 10 years after the foundation of B-architecten, they started a new initiative together with Sebastiaan Leroy: B-bis, an office that focusses on smaller projects, interiors and furniture design. The main design decision is the answer to the question WHY.
Since then, B and B-bis architecten have grown naturally into a team of about 40 people who all share an innovative view on a variety of projects: housing, public buildings, urban design, interior.