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Woonpioniers was founded in 2015, out of a deeply rooted desire to bring about a healthy, systemic change in the way we build and live. Today we work with a talented core team and a wide network of inventors and makers surrounding us.

Marcel en Monique

Spacious veranda and loft with spiral staircase

Tanja en Jos

Ruime gezinswoning, minimale impact op de locatie


Spacious veranda and loft with spiral staircase

Cynthia en Glenn

Spacious family home with a minimal impact on its beautiful location


Artist's studio in the forest

Theunis en Birgit

Recycled roof tiles, mud walls and the addition of a greenhouse


Compact Indigo with a integrated kitchen

Kenneth en Carolien


Daniël Venneman

Founder Architect

Before starting Woonpioniers Daniël graduated cum laude as an Architect at the technical university of Eindhoven, after which he worked at various prestigious offices in Madrid, Berlin and the Netherlands, training himself in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and product design. Recently he was short-listed for the Arc Young Talent Award 2018.

Driven to make sustainable architecture affordable for the masses, he has developed several innovative concepts including Hermit Houses and Indigo as first steps in this extensive mission. In Daniel's view individual projects are never just projects on their own, but opportunities to unlock new ways of designing and building relevant in the bigger picture.

Wouter Bak

Partner Architect

As a passionate, forward thinking architect and project manager who gets things done, Wouter is an indispensable core member of the Woonpioniers team. Having completed a technical education and a double master's degree in Architecture and Building Technology at the TU Delft, and with fifteen years of work experience in his pocket, Wouter will find a practical solution for any problem.

Leen Bogerd

Partner Architect

Leen has earned his Master's degree in Architecture at Delft University of Technology after a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design. With his enthusiasm, and supported by Daniel and Wouter, Leen beautifully leads clients through the design process and permit phase. His positive approach tends to catch on to everyone he meets.

Jorien Vlaar

Project Architect

With a Master's degree in Architecture at TU Eindhoven and a solid set of clear communication skills, Jorien has grown into an excellent project manager, managing individual design-processes and complex co-housing routes. Working at Woonpioniers, she once said, enables her to return to those aspects that make the profession of a designer so enjoyable: a personal scale, direct contact with clients and the tangibility of building.

Menno Versluis

Designer / Draftsman

Menno is an engaging interior designer and technical draftsman who helps us, in close consultation with clients, to make every home pleasant and unique. We also sort of made him “Mister Tiny House”, managing all Tiny House related projects. With fresh energy and curiosity, he discovers opportunities in every assignment, which he then carefully develops.

Jaap Le

Project Archictect

Jaap has a big heart for ecologically but also socially sustainable residential projects. Collectives that want to push the boundaries can count on his enthusiasm and eye for detail; Where things get difficult, Jaap perseveres and goes to the bottom. Jaap obtained his Master's degree in Architecture from the University of Delft and has been a steady, full-time asset to our team for several years now.

Miriam Asghdom


After the KABK, Miriam is now studying at the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam. During her internship we teach Miriam all the ins and outs of the manufacturing side of the design profession. But this is a win-win, because Miriam in turn helps us translate initial ideas into spatial scenarios, which she is super good at!

Ron Stet

Energy Advise

With a great sense for bio-based materials, passive techniques, the qualities of an individual location and your specific way of living in mind, this 'Energy-Architect' – as we call him – shows us (and you!) the way when designing a smart installation setup. By calculating all energy flows dynamically, this building physics enthusiast, time after time creates new insights and crafty inventions.

Arthur van der Lee

Co-founder / Concept development

As a born pioneer Arthur studied Mixed Media Art at the art Academy, and early in life started to question and investigate the way we shape our living environment. He met Daniel along the way and not long after Woonpioniers was founded! Arthur contributes to the further development of Woonpioniers on a substantive and conceptual level and sometimes gets involved in design projects.


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