Janneke van Bergen MSc

Senior Designer

Janneke van Bergen is working at OKRA since 2021. Previously, she worked as a designer and researcher on various national projects, such as highways A2 and A12, the Dutch Waterline, the programme Room for the River, the Atelier Kustkwaliteit and the National Geographic Coast Vision. Water is a recurring theme in her career, culminating in her PhD research ‘Building with Nature perspectives’ (2021) to protect coastal areas. The use of natural processes and dynamic design play an important role in this. In addition to her strategic knowledge and expertise in climate adaptation, Janneke is highly skilled in developing a strong narrative from the place and the environment and designing from the large to the small scale.

Janneke studied architecture at the Delft University of Technology, specialising in landscape architecture. Her graduation project for a river park on the river Maas was nominated for the Archiprix 2004. Besides her work as an architect, she teaches at TU Delft and abroad. She is the author of several internationally peer-reviewed publications.