SeARCH stands for Stedenbouw en ARCHitectuur (Urban Planning & Architecture). We are a leading architecture and urban design bureau based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with an international staff of architects and professionals working on projects around the world.
Bjarne Mastenbroek founded SeARCH in 2002, and has established a practice characterised by a continuous exploration into the intimate and reciprocal relationship between architecture and site.
Our projects are conceived as landscapes - the most essential and generous element. Without boundaries, landscapes are endless and open; they connect architecture with urban, interior with exterior. Through careful consideration of the surrounding environment, SeARCH is able to introduce a high degree of sustainability and awareness into our projects. As Dutch architects, we are well aware of the scarcity of land and believe strongly in using this resource more intelligently in order to give 'nature' more space to survive. SeARCH believes in collaboration; with clients, users, and specialists. This sets the stage to create innovative, original and unexpected design solutions. Research into new building methods, products & materials is a natural extension of our work.