Partner & Head of Architecture,
Erikjan Vermeulen is partner and head of architecture at Amsterdam-based architecture and interior design firm concrete. Concrete believes that places and buildings should be formed from the inside out: first think about live and program, then design the spaces around it to accommodate that and conclude with the buildings.Being the creators from the onset of (among other projects) citizenM hotels, Urby living and Zoku, concrete tries to create new hybrid spaces and places that are able to fulfill the ever changing needs of the people. Concrete was named Dutch architecture firm of the year in 2012, and it's work was characterized as innovative, provocative and witty without ever losing functionality. Recently concrete won the future living AIT award 2018 and the architizer A+ award for it’s Urby Jersey City project. Urby Harrison won the INSIDE/WAF award in the category best restaurant/bar, which was proof for concrete that their way of thinking works.