Pieter de Bruyn Kops is a Dutch-American architect, urbanist and painter currently living and working in the Netherlands. Pieter is an award-winning designer and a contemporary conceptual thinker who loves working on creative projects ranging greatly in scale, scope and field.

As an architect Pieter has the experience, expertise, and a network of peers and tradesmen, that allow him to work successfully on a wide range of residential, institutional, and corporate projects.

Beyond architecture, Pieter has, and continues to develop, passions for product design, entrepreneurial enterprise, politics, and art; his perspective on the human experience, our relationship to and with our (built) environment, and within ourselves as a society is fundamental to his consideration for every project that he works on.

Currently Pieter is working on a line of furniture, a series of paintings, a few writing projects, and the development of some industrial designs.

If you are interested in his furniture or art pieces, if you would like Pieter to work with you as a consultant on any creative/analytical project; or if you are looking for an architect who can help take your building project to another level, please feel free to get in touch!



2010 – present, architect, Amsterdam


2016, solo art and furniture exhibition, Returned

2011-2012, freelance architect, Border Architecture, Amsterdam

2010, MArch, de Academie van Bouwkunst, Amsterdam

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

2004-2010 (not continuous), freelance architectural designer, ADP Architecten, Amsterdam

2009, freelance architectural designer, Jaco Woltjer Architecten, Amsterdam

2008, freelance architectural designer, FABRIC, Amsterdam

2005-2006, apprentice, Architectenbureau Koen van Velsen, Hilversum


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

2002, carpenter´s apprentice, Renkin & Zink Construction, Bethesda, MD

2001, solo art exhibit, Studies: Between Primaries

2001, architectural designer, Archaeon Architects, Bethesda, MD

1997, solo art exhibit, Formation of an Identity


1979, born in Washington D.C.




Buildings worked on:

Suburban House #3, Bronxville, NY;  Independent Studio, Deventer, NL; Apartment Interior, Amsterdam, NLOmicron Office Village, Klaus, A;  Apartment Building, Amsterdam, NL;  Jansen House, Zutphen, NLAchmea Office Campus, Apeldoorn, NL;  Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL;  Fortwatcher’s House, Vijfhuizen, NL;  Apartment Renovation, Amsterdam, NL;  Townhouse Renovation, Leiden, NLArtfortEco-tower 2Eco-tower 1Rehabilitation Center Groot Klimmendaal, Arnhem, NL Central Sation, Breda, NL;  Minerva Cinema Complex, Amersfoort, NL; Woonzorg Nederland, Amsterdam, NLVU Kinderstad, Amsterdam, NL; Drachtster Lyceum, Drachten; Suburban House #2, Bethesda, MD;  Suburban House #1, Bethesda, MD;  Townhouse, Georgetown, DC.