Collaborative Approach

SUS is working with a wide range of partners and organisations in order to offer smart urban
solutions that are also feasible.

SUS seeks cooperation with the following partners:

  • Knowledge institutes
  • Non for profit organisations
  • Local authorities
  • Commercial partners

We collaborate with knowledge institutes by involving students in urban design topics worldwide
because we know out of experience about the analytical skills and power of creativity of
students in the phase of definition projects.
Besides we use lectures and debates on academical discourse to bring in projects, approach and
topics as a source of reflection on our projects.
We give lectures and are involved in lecturing programs at the Academy of Architecture,
Amsterdam and other knowledge institutes.

Non for profit organisations (NGO’s):
Most NGO’s focus on basic services regarding living conditions for the poor. Their focus lies on
poverty treatment and basic services, such as termporally shelters, sanitation, schools and
Our involvement can help these organisation in designing basic infrastructure for futural
development and in development strategies that contribute to the living conditions of the poor.
We use a sustainable and inclusive approach that help NGO’s in connecting their local projects
with the challanges and needs on the urban city scale, by searching for the collective values.
These approach has been proven in our projects for Almere, where we worked on strategies for
estate rehabilitation in a way that local citizens recognize their demands and needs and that this
contribute to the reduction of the maintenance and social problems.

Local authorities:
By smart design solutions and more effective approach we offer opportunities for local and
higher authoroties to take over control. Our involvement help authoroties in taking the right
decisions in order to become a thriven partner in urban development processes.
We have more than 10 years of experience in working at one of the fastest growing cities within
the Netherlands, Almere.
We know on how to bridge gaps between political ambitions and local needs and demands. We
use different approaches and working methods to translate the ambitions of politicians in viable
We have a lot of experience in collabation between different disciplines within the government
and external experts and organisations, which is crucial in effective planning .
We understand the needs of governmental organisations and and always delve into the needs
and working methods of governments, before starting a project.

Commercial property:
Developers want to built, cheap, fast and in sustainable. Due to bureaucracy and lack of
innovation they do not fulfill in the great need of housing, especially in fast growing cities.
Developers are able to contribute to cheap and technical optimized houses and workspace.
However the lack of appropriate planning cause that projects are not located well or are
programmatic not very well thought over.
We are able to contribute to urban developments where commercial projects spatially and
programmatic come better to justice.
We have a lot of experience in private-public cooperation in projects in which the commercial
activities and the collective values are transformed into projects on a balanced way.
We know the demands from the side of the government as well the commercial developer or
We always seek the best for all parties by using a multi-stakeholder approach, in which we
involve all relevant and active partners and users straight from the beginning.

I like to work in a collaboration between local authority, design companies + other stakeholders and Dutch or international knowledge institute. By this I like to bring in student ideas and proposals on issues that prove to be relevant and needed.

Working together in a cloud of complementary experts is how I like to work. By this design proposals can be easely implemented because of technical expertise of one or more of the experts. I prefer to work with local expertise abroad and will collaborate closely during the project.