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Studio Nauta was founded in 2013 in Rotterdam by Jan Nauta. The studio has designed various homes, offices and schools, with the work receiving various nominations and prizes, as well as being published internationally. The Rotterdam based office works on projects that aim to contribute to society and the field of architecture. Characterised by a commitment to all scales of architectural design, the work encompasses everything from concept to detail. Free from nostalgia, Studio Nauta believes in architecture as a craft, with making deeply woven into the design process. The buildings of Studio Nauta are not only physically sustainable, but also socially and spatially. By systematically building on existing qualities of a location, they are always deeply embedded in their cultural context. Studio Nauta is the winner of the Abe Bonnema Prize for Young Architects and it was the only Dutch office to be included in the Wallpaper Architects Directory.


Studio Nauta B.V.
Brielselaan 85
The Netherlands
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We are looking for interns for spring 2024 (for a minimum period of 6 months). We cannot accept graduates for this position.

Please send a motivation letter and samples of your work to


Current: Jan Nauta, Benjamin Filbey, Cheonghyeon Park, Telma Ferreira, Max van der Westerlaken, Nina Claus, Julia Pałęga, Marta Cendra, Reinier Suurenbroek, Simon Péter Győri, Alice Perazzuolo

Past: Anna Maguire, Stefan Sinnige, Karolína Krajčíková, Marcel Berghout, Marianna Moskal, Kas Rozendaal, Danil Oort, Marisa Brunner, Sneha Dugar, Vittorio Romieri, Danique van Hulst, Joppe Kusters, Pjotr van Noesel, Carlo Federico Serra, Angeliki Sachliki, Teresa Marinoni de Athayde, Ties van Benten, Andrea Gentilini, Niek van der Zwaag, Alexander Speelman, Jordy Herfst, Perle Boudier


Jan Nauta foto door Ari Versluis crop

Jan Nauta (1982, Rotterdam) graduated from London's Architectural Association in 2011, winning the AA Prize. Before founding Studio Nauta in 2013, he worked with Markus Miessen in Berlin, was a researcher at the AA and consulted Beyond Entropy for the Venice Biennale’s 2010 and 2012. He co-founded the Public Occasion Agency in London, was a curator at Bureau Europa and has held teaching positions at the University of Brighton, TU Delft and the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture. Jan Nauta has been a lecturer and guest critic at various institutions including the AA, the Bartlett, Woodbury University, Cambridge University, TU Delft and the Berlage Institute. He has contributed to numerous publications as a writer and editor.

Selected publications

  • Where We Learn, Frame, 2022
  • Architecture Yearbook, NAi 010, 2016 - 2022
  • Azure Magazine, 2021
  • No Fire, No Place, Forum, 2019
  • Architects Directory, Wallpaper, 2018
  • Made to Measure, Flemish Architecture Institute, 2017
  • Cedric Price Insert, Volume Magazine, 2014
  • POA 1 – 22, Bedford Press, 2011

Selected exhibitions

  • Designing the Netherlands, The New Institute, Rotterdam, 2023
  • Aard van de Plek, Keilepand, Rotterdam, 2021
  • Room for Learning, Woodbury Hollywood Gallery, Los Angeles, 2019
  • Bonnema Prize, Frisian Museum, Leeuwarden, 2018
  • Prelude, Muhka, Antwerp, 2017
  • Living in the Centre, Cityhall, Groningen, 2017
  • Memory Bank, Architectural Association, London, 2016
  • Masswerk, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, 2016
  • The Dynamics of Time, Maastricht, 2014
  • Wish We Were Here, Architectural Association, London, 2011

Selected lectures

  • London School of Architecture, 2023
  • World Architecture Festival, Lisbon, 2022
  • Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, 2021
  • Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, 2020
  • Woodbury University, Los Angeles, 2019
  • Technical University, Delft, 2018
  • Biënnale Brno, Czech Republic, 2017
  • Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, 2016
  • Architectural Association, London, 2015
  • Bureau Europa, Maastricht, 2014
  • Venice Architecture Biennale, 2012

selected TEACHING

  • Rotterdam Academy of Architecture
  • Architectural Association School of Architecture
  • TU Delft
  • University of Brighton
  • Design Academy Eindhoven
  • Berlage Institute
  • Royal Academy of Arts The Hague
  • Woodbury University Los Angeles

Selected clients

  • Atelier Rijksbouwmeester
  • AG Vespa
  • Municipalities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Groningen, Leeuwarden en Antwerpen
  • PCBO Leeuwarden
  • SDK Kinderopvang
  • Bureau Europa
  • Schipper Bosch
  • Leyten
  • AM / Synchroon

Selected collaborators

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