Pieter de Bruyn Kops is a Dutch-American architect, designer and painter. Pieter’s current autonomous practice is focused on large scale, abstract colorist painting and structural minimalist furniture design. Pieter lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Recently Pieter has also worked as a designer of Natural Playgrounds for “de Twee Heren”.

Currently Pieter works primarily as a Real Estate Programming Director for the Dutch Social Housing Corporation Rochdale. In this capacity Pieter is focused on the systematic and incidental maintenance and renovation programmes of Rochdale’s large Social Housing portfolio.

Feel free to get in touch if you are interested in any furniture pieces or artworks; or if you would like to work with Pieter to design or consult you on your creative project.



2021, Art The Hague, a contemporary art fair with new paintings from the Dark Space Dark Matter series, OODE gallery, The Hague

2019, Dutch Colorists, a group exhibition with paintings from the Draped Spaces series, Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Massachusetts

2019, co-curator with Ben Shattuck, Dutch Colorists, Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Massachusetts

2019, solo art exhibition, Dark Space Dark Matter, OODE gallery, Amsterdam

2019, ELIO chair for sale at Fraaimakers Pop-up, Amsterdam

2018, Dark Space Dark Matter featured on the ELLE website

2017, group exhibition with paintings, OODE gallery, Amsterdam

2016, solo art and furniture exhibition, Returned, Amsterdam

2015, group exhibition, Bouncy Ball, Platform Platvorm, Amsterdam

2010, MArch, de Academie van Bouwkunst, Amsterdam

2010, Diploma Project, 1 Villa for 3 Widows, Archiprix nominee

2003, MA, Housing & Urbanism, the Architectural Association, London

2003, Thesis, Marching Towards the Light Ages: A Critical Response to Responsive Environments

2002, Bachelor of Science, University of Maryland, School of Architecture

2001, solo art exhibition, Studies: Between Primaries

1997, solo art exhibition, Formation of an Identity


1979, Washington D.C.