Monica Adams is founder and director of Studio ADAMS. She has graduated in 1989 with honours at the architectural department of Delft, Technical University in the Netherlands. She gained international experience working in London. From 1991 she worked with Mecanoo architecten, joining Erick van Egeraat in 1995 when he set up his own office (EEA) Erick van Egeraat associated architects in Rotterdam.

She worked on several large-scale buildings, such as the FEM in Utrecht, the INHOLLAND Hogeschool in Rotterdam, the Alphen aan den Rijn City Hall and the Royal Dutch Embassy in Warsaw. From 2005 - 2020 Monica Adams collaborated with Juliette Bekkering on many great projects. As Bekkering Adams architects they engaged on a variety of special projects such as School Campus Peer (Belgium); Head office Esprit Benelux in Amstelveen and Schuurman Group, Alkmaar; Urban ensemble ‘Bloemershof’ in Dieren; Firestation Doetinchem; Installation ‘Form-ContraForm’ for the Biennale in Venice (Italy) and many more. Since January 2020 they continue as independent offices. 


Monica Adams has taught and lectured at various  (inter)national architectural institutes. She is frequently requested to lecture and has been a member of various Quality and Advisory teams, such as the building committee of Amsterdam and the cross-over committee of the Dutch Architects Register. She also enjoys to participating in jurying, master classes and workshops. Since 2018 she is involved in the organisation of AANKEILEN!. This mix of lecture and debate is an initiative of the KeileCollectief, a collective group of professionals who strive for a better world. It connects the greater challenges of today to the local reality of M4H, a mixed-use harbor-area in Rotterdam, which is in transition towards a vibrant new city-area.


We are an internationally operating, dynamic and versatile architectural office, looking and working with an open mind towards our future society. Founded by Monica Adams, we share a fascination for enhancing the urban environment. With an enthusiastic team of architects and designers we work on innovative and sustainable projects with a strong identity, defined by expressive architecture with a tactile expression of material and detail.


Keilestraat 9f
3029 BP Rotterdam, The Netherlands
T: 00 31 10 4258166

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