Janneke Bierman

Janneke Bierman

Architect and owner-director

ir (MSc) Janneke Bierman has been owner-director of BiermanHenket since 2005, bearing overall responsibility for all activities of the firm. 

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Janneke Bierman graduated from the Department of the Built Environment of Eindhoven University of Technology in 1995. Her design for the central market in Bamako earned her the 1996 Archiprix. She then worked for FBW Architects in Tanzania and as a designer at Architecten Werkgroep Tilburg on a number of urban planning and housing projects. She joined the current firm in 2000 and took over from Hubert-Jan Henket in 2005.

Besides her activities for BiermanHenket, Janneke Bierman is chair of the Rietveld Schröder House Foundation and the Rietveld Schröder Archive Foundation. She is a member of a number of judging panels, including the BNG Bank Heritage Prize and was chair of the judges of the Nationale Staalprijs 2018 and 2020. Janneke Bierman was part of the Department of the Built Environment of Delft University of Technology for many years, first in R-MIT (Restoration, Mutation, Intervention, Transformation) and later in the Department of Heritage and Architecture. Janneke Bierman was chair of Subcommittee I ( city centre) of the Quality of the Living Environment Committee of Amsterdam. From 2010 to 2015 Janneke Bierman was a member of the members’ council of the Association of Netherlands Architects BNA and of the board of the World Heritage Foundation Netherlands. She was chair for ten years of DOCOMOMO Nederland, the organisation for the documentation and conservation of the Modern Movement heritage.