Ingrid van der Heijden

Ingrid van der Heijden

Partner Architect at Civic Architects


Ingrid van der Heijden is a partner architect in Civic Architects.

Civic Architects

Civic is an architectural firm for public buildings and places. We design libraries, bridges, cultural buildings, dikes, town halls, squares, educational and residential buildings, streets, sculptures and stations. Civic creates generous, special architecture that survives generations.

Architecture is not an autonomous discipline for Civic, but a public task. We anticipate with our designs on the spatial, but also on the social, cultural, economic and ecological context.

Civic looks far back and far ahead in time. We pay a lot of attention to the atmosphere of our architecture and to the development of materials and their aging process.

Research plays a crucial role in our design process and we develop variants at every stage. New ideas and proven solutions reinforce each other. For experimental techniques we build models and test fragments (mockups) in our workshop to test the technique and the experience.

Civic is led by four partners and consists of ten architects. We approach the design from different scales and work for each assignment with specialist builders, thinkers and practical experts.

Civic is co-founder and member of The Cloud Collective, an international and multidisciplinary design collective.

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