Joost Hovenier was co-founder and partner of the office until he passed away in 2016. His work focused on renovations and extensions of buildings of special historical significance and on housing projects on complex sites with a particular interest in student housing and residential care. On top of that he was the editor-in-chief of ‘Local Heroes’ and lectured on architecture and the work of Office Winhov throughout Europe.
Joost paid particular attention to the relationship between buildings and their place in the city in his work. The importance he placed on the robust embedding of buildings within their context found great resonance within the office and remains a central theme in our designs.