DOEPELSTRIJKERS IS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN STUDIO FOR INTERIOR, ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PROJECTS. The beauty of our profession is the ability to respond to the specifics of a place and culture. To dive deep into local conditions and challenges and find tailor-made design solutions.

Duzan Doepel - Founding Partner

Johannesburg, South Africa, 1971.
Since 2007 he is cofounder of DoepelStrijkers.
Doepel immigrated to the Netherlands in 1996 to work as a project architect for MVRDV. During a six-year period he worked on a wide range of realized buildings. A long-term interest in sustainability led him to join the Netherlands Institute of Spatial Research in 2002. Since 2003 he was an independent practitioner combining research and design on the architectural and urban scale in his daily practice. Doepel periodically gives lectures and workshops both in the Netherlands and abroad. He was an advisor for the Netherlands Architectural Fund, a member of the steering committee for the friends of the Netherlands Architecture Institute and lector for sustainable architecture and urbanism at the Research Institute for Sustainable Solutions, RDM Campus.

2015 > | Co-founder Dutch Windwheel corporation, Rotterdam
2011-2014 | Lector Sustainable Architecture at Rotterdam University of Applied Science
2010-2012 | Advisory board for the Netherlands Architecture Institute
2009-2011 | Committee member for the Netherlands Architectural Fund
2007 > | Co-founder of DoepelStrijkers, Rotterdam
2006>2009 | Guest tutor at Academy of Architecture Rotterdam and Alterra, Wageningen.
2003-2007 | Independent architect
2002-2003 | Netherlands Institute for Spatial Research
1996-2001 | Architect at MVRDV, Rotterdam

1997-1999 | Academy of Architecture Rotterdam, Masters Architecture, Cum Laude
1991-1995 | University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Bachelor Architectural Studies, Cum Laude

Eline Strijkers - Founding partner

Weesp, the Netherlands, 1969.
Since 2007 she is cofounder of DoepelStrijkers and works in multidisciplinary teams on projects in the field of interior architecture, architecture and urban strategies. Strijkers won national and international prizes with her work, participates in juries and commissions in the field of interior and architecture, takes part in debates about the future of the build environment, is an external critic and supervisor at several Academies of Art and Architecture and schools of architecture. She gives lectures and masterclasses and has participated in the working experience period for amendments to the Law regarding the Architect title and is active as a teacher and field expert in the accreditation of Masters of Interior Architecture.

2015 > | Co-founder Dutch Windwheel corporation, Rotterdam
2013>2016 | Tutor Studio SPACE Master Interior, Royal Academy of Arts, the Hague
2012 > | Member of the Committee Snijpunt, committee for new architecture, Rotterdam
2007 > | Co-founder of DoepelStrijkers, Rotterdam
2002> 2013 | Tutor and visiting critic at Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, Willem de Kooning Rotterdam, Academy of Architecture Rotterdam and Masters interior Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, INSIDE The Hague, AKV st Joost Breda,
2001>2017 | Chairman and jurymember for Dutch Design Awards, LAI prize, ARC award
1999-2007 | Founder of Strijkers office, Rotterdam
1994-1999 | Interior architect at MVRDV, Rotterdam

1992-1995 | Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences - Willem de Kooning Academy – department interior architecture, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, shortened graduate
1988-1992 | Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences - Ichthus - Design and Communication, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Cum Laude

employees untill 2018

Juul Barnard, Joeri Bellaard, Philippe Benoit, Kees Besterveld, Annemarie Boot, Riekie Brokking, Sabine Bricard, Jan Geert de Bruin, Mikolai Brus, Francesco Catanese, Eva Chatzipetru, Kwak Dewon, Jaap van Dijk, Guido Duba, Firas Abou Fakher, Carmen Fernandez, Marco Gazzola, Lieke Genten, Danai Goni, Joyce de Grauw, Alex Haider, Zsuzsanna Hazi, Julia Hulgado, Remy Jansen, Young ook Joung, Bo Kyung Ju, Ferenc Károly, Jun bin Kim, Dae won Kwak, Stefan Meyer, Nels Nelson, Maria Orihuela, Bernard Oussoren, Arjan Pit, Dan Purice, Elsbeth Ronner, John Rous, Paul Schurink, Sander van Schaik, Lim jung Soo, Andre van der Slik, Esther Stam, Maxime Sollier, Wil van Twuijver, Marieke Veling, Ennio Vicenzioni, Chantal Vos, Stefan van der Weele, Kasper Zoet, Leon Zondervan