BART AKKERHUIS is an architect and former associate of Renzo Piano. He is the founder of Paris-based
firm Studio Akkerhuis, a young team of 40 creative individuals from 19 different nationalities, sharing
a common passion for architecture and design.
Based out of our studio and model workshop in the heart of Paris we create projects ranging from small scale installations to complex mixed-use buildings and masterplans. In the short period since the studio was founded in September 2014 the office has grown rapidly.
Working internationally on a variety of high profile projects it is recognised with various awards for
their excellence of work. Most notably the studio received the Design Vanguard Award from the influential American magazine Architectural Record in 2016: ‘It brings together the architects who are already doing some of the most innovative architecture work in the field and will lead the profession in the future. They are the firms at the forefront of design and the architects to watch’. In 2019 Studio Akkerhuis was named finalist for the prestigious WAF awards for their Meelfabriek project in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Realised and ongoing projects of the studio include the transformation of the 55 000 m² monumental
‘Meelfabriek’ into a mixed-use complex in the Netherlands, a high tech office campus in the south
of France and a 250 meter tall mixed-use tower in Rabat, Morocco. Furthermore, Studio Akkerhuis
collaborates with Renzo Piano Building Workshop on several projects in Paris, Toronto and Monaco.