Jan Peter Wingender, co-founder and partner at Office Winhov, focuses in his work on the development of complex urban ensembles, residential as well as civic buildings and the renovation and extension of buildings of special historical significance. He designs buildings that endure and believes buildings to be more than individual objects but rather part of the urban environment which they in turn also shape. Exploring the diverse and often complex relations between place, building typology, the use of material and the function proves pivotal to his work. Jan Peter is directly involved with the office projects in the Netherlands and Switzerland and liable for the communication with the clients.
Jan Peter studied at Eindhoven University of Technology and the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam. He regularly lectures and writes about architecture and is a member of various advisory and editorial committees and juries. He is frequently invited to be a guest lecturer at architecture schools in the Netherlands and abroad. From 2003 to 2007 he was head of the architecture program at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. Jan Peter has been a lecturer at the Amsterdam University of the Arts and published in 2016 the book ‘Brick, An Exacting Material’. In 2016 he received the ARC16 oeuvre award for the work of Office Winhov.