Frans de Witte

Frans de Witte

Partner | Architect | Director Studio Americas

Partner and Architect Frans de Witte (Rotterdam, NL - 1973) joined MVRDV in 1996. Before joining the company, he briefly worked at JP van Eesteren contractors. He is currently leading projects in the Netherlands, the USA, Canada and South America, including a 23-storey mixed-use building in Mission Rock, San Francisco and six residential towers ranging from 92 to 143 metres in Ecuador, and a masterplan for affordable housing in Boston.

De Witte is supervisor of Flight Forum in Eindhoven and greatly experienced in construction projects and has executed many buildings within time and budget. He has participated in MVRDV projects such as Silodam in Amsterdam (2003), the Balancing Barn in Suffolk (2010), Glass Farm in Schijndel (2013), the 27.200 square meter high-rise Radio Tower and Hotel in Manhattan (2022), and sustainable office and laboratory complex Matrix 1 in Amsterdam (2023).

As director of MVRDV’s Americas studio, he is overseeing projects in North and South America but also in the Netherlands. Examples of those projects are six residential towers The Hills in Ecuador, mixed-use building Mission Rock in San Francisco, The Modernist in Rotterdam, residential developments in Boston, Eindhoven, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, and laboratory buildings in Toronto and Shanghai.

  • Business Times Best Real Estate Deal - winner Mission Rock development, San Francisco, USA

  • Brick Award 24 - nominee Radio Hotel and Tower, New York, USA

  • Brick 24 - nominee Radio Hotel and Tower, New York, USA

  • Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize - nominee The Radio Hotel and Towner, New York, USA

  • CTBUH Annual Awards - Best Tall Building, Under 100 meters "Award of Excellence" - winner The Canyon, San Francisco, USA

  • WATCH: Frans de Witte on case study at Universidad de Monterrey