J.D. (Juliette) Bekkering - Expertise

Bekkering, J.D.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Chair :
Architectural Design and Engineering
Department :
Department of the Built Environment
Section :
Architectural Urban Design and Engineering
Positioncategory :
Professor (HGL)
Position :
Full Professor
Room :
VRT 7.30
Tel :
+31 40-247 2660
Tel (internal) :
Tel (inh internal) :
tel: 4231
Email :


  • D14400 - Civil engineering, building technology
  • Architecture (general)
  • urbanism
  • public building
  • 3D concrete printing
  • heritage
  • 3D printing
  • school
  • public space
  • materiality
  • scenography
  • integral design
  • research architecture
  • sustainability
  • design
  • education



Juliette Bekkering is co-founder and co-director of Bekkering Adams Architects. Since January 2013 she has been appointed professor at the Technical University of Eindhoven, leading the Chair of Architectural Design and Engineering of the faculty.

Juliette Bekkering graduated as an architect from Delft University of Technology in 1989. In 1993 she completed a postgraduate study in Urban Design at the University of Barcelona, Spain. (ETSAB). Having worked with a variety of architectural firms, including OMA (Office For Metropolitan Architecture) and Neutelings Riedijk, she founded her own firm in 1997, now called Bekkering Adams Architects, that she heads together with Monica Adams. The office aims at high quality public buildings and has completed several seminal works in the Netherlands and Belgium.Renowned designs of hers are the headquarters of Esprit in Amstelveen, the Boostergemaal Oost in Amsterdam, the schoolcampus in Peer and the fire stations and school in Doetinchem and Rheden. Different designs are at the cutting edge of architecture and engineering, applying the results of experimentation and research.

Her work is published worldwide and she has been represented at various national and international exhibitions. Her designs have won a range of awards. She is often invited to participate in juries and participate in advisory committees, masterclasses and debates.

Juliette Bekkering is leading the Chair of Architectural Design and Engineering (ADE). This chair covers the core of the architectural profession: analyzing programs for buildings, developing concepts, investigating tectonic solutions, evaluating constructions and materials.  

With an enthusiastic team of fellow professors, assistant professors, tutors and researchers,  Juliette Bekkering shapes both Bachelor and Masters education and research of the chair, focusing on all aspects of the architectural design and engineering. The synthesis between architecture and research, as developed in her work as an architect, establishes a profound basis for education and research within her chair. The key research areas are sustainability, shifting typologies, new building technologies and exploring materiality as a concept within the architectural design practices.

 Within the chair there is a special interest in research by design, exploring the interaction between fundamental spatial research questions and the architectural design output of "making" of a tangible building: making buildings that work on both a realistic and a conceptual level. The chair focuses on an engaged architecture; innovative, smart, applicable, looking forward to the future. Design practice, technology &engineering are integrated, from a human and environmental perspective. Within the chair sharing and collaboration with other expertise’s is being encouraged.

 Research and Collaboration projects

Ongoing researches of the chair are: Sustainability in architectural design, 3D concrete printing, in collaboration with the chair Structural Design TU Eindhoven, 3D printing and heritage (With TU Delft, awarded with a Lighthouse grant in 2017), smart concepts for architecture in psychiatric healthcare and ‘a public building for refugees’ in collaboration with the chair of public building TU Delft (awarded with a Lighthouse grant in 2016).


Projects and articles of Juliette Bekkering have been widely published in national and international reviews; she participated amongst other in the Architectural Biennale of Venice, Italy in 2014.

Previously Juliette Bekkering was visiting professor of Architecture at the Czech Technical University in Prague. 



Inaugural speech at the Technical University of Eindhoven