Urban Regeneration Award
van Dijk Architects has been awarded the Excellence in Business Award for Urban Regeneration 2019.
Below is an extract from the awards ceremony:
The practice was founded over 25 years ago by Jan and Ingrid van Dijk. Ingrid explains that the firm strives to use the fundamental tools of architecture: space, light,
structure and materials, to create timeless, innovative and highquality modern buildings. Van Dijk Architects, as a practice, see itself as client-focussed and through a culture of honesty, understanding, friendliness and communication, expertly delivers solutions for the present and future needs of clients with whom the firm aims to grow and sustain long term collaborative relationships.
“The architects at the firm take great pride in the execution of their architectural craft and in the design, quality and professional standards achieved in all of their work,” she says. “We bring fresh and open thinking to every project and we are relentless in our efforts to make each project the best it can be.” The practice works on a wide
range of public sector projects including housing, healthcare, education, civic buildings and modern workspaces providing services including architectural design, project management, employer’s representative, design certifier, conservation expertise, PSDP, assigned certifier and interior design. “This sector is vital to van Dijk Architects,
representing 50-60% of our workload,” explains Director Ingrid van Dijk.
Current workload includes a range of projects nearing completion for the IDA consisting of two advanced technology building projects, one in Waterford and the other in Tralee, with two further advanced office building projects in Dundalk and Limerick. The Limerick building is presently being fitted out by van Dijk Architects as a software development centre for Johnson and Johnson.
Van Dijk Architects is constantly improving the efficient service it provides through commitment, expertise and a smart process-oriented approach. Staff members are valued which is evident in their studio where a happy atmosphere and positive approach combines with an ethos of collaborative teamwork taking centre stage. Each team member is valued and nurtured with many opportunities for personal growth.