Janneke Bierman (1970) is an architect and the director of BiermanHenket.
Janneke Bierman graduated in 1995 at the Civil Engineering Faculty at Eindhoven University of Technology, with a design for the central market in Bamako, Mali. She won the Archiprix in 1996 with this design. She worked for FBW architecten in Tanzania and at Architecten Werkgroep Tilburg as the designer of various urban plans and housing projects. She is co-founder of ArchiAfrika, a foundation dedicated to the promotion and development of African architecture.
In 2000 Janneke Bierman joined Hubert-Jan Henket architecten as an architect. Since 2005 she has been Director of Bierman Henket architecten.
In addition to her work for the bureau, from 2003 to 2006
Janneke Bierman was attached to the Civil Engineering Faculty at
Delft University of Technology as a lecturer and thesis supervisor
on RMIT (Research & Education of Modification, Intervention
& Transformation). From 2005 until 2015 Janneke Bierman has
chaired DOCOMOMO Nederland, the organisation that promotes the
documentation and preservation of the heritage of the Modern
Movement. She was the organiser and chair of the international
DOCOMOMO conference on "The Challenge of Change, dealing with the
legacy of the Modern Movement" held in September 2008 in the Van
Nelle factory, Rotterdam.
From 2008 to 2010, commissioned by Atelier Rijksbouwmeester, Janneke Bierman was the supervisor of Het Experiment, nowadays Beroepservaringsperiode, a two-year advanced training course for young architects.
Janneke Bierman was a member of the council of the Bond van Nederlandse Architecten BNA from 2010 until 2015. She is thesis supervisor for students at the Academies of Architecture in Amsterdam and Tilburg. She is visiting architect at the department of Heritage & Architecture at the Delft Universitiy of Technology.
Janneke Bierman is chairing the Rietveld Schroder House and Archives Foundation.
From January 1st 2016 she is the chairman of sub commission I (city centre) of the Commissie Welstand en Monumenten, Amsterdam.