JoustraReid architects wants to make buildings in which the users can identify themselves. This means that as well as making a careful analysis of the wishes of the user and the required programme, we translate the feeling into a specific solution. Each project we make has its own character and atmosphere. A common basis to the projects is that they are warm, timeless and made with an eye for detail.


To carry a design through to a high quality result we look for an optimal balance between the various criteria and opportunities which are identified in our first analyses. A good relationship with the client or user is of crucial importance. Mutual trust and a critical dialogue help the process to lead to a well-considered building or neighbourhood. We have a great deal of experience in newbuild and in the renovation and transformation of existing buildings and monuments. You can be assured of a highly motivated and accomplished team.

Integrated development.

In 1999 JoustraReid architects was established by Nynke Joustra and Steve Reid. Ten years later we set up a development arm with the aim of realising intelligent and sustainable projects in an integrated, proactive manner. Since 2010 we have been working in collaboration with FutureBriks on regeneration projects. In 2014 we established Maathuis CPO – a collaboration with José Van Spaandonk of CRUQ-S estate agency and lab03 architects – we identify and organise groups and tenders for self-build projects. These experiences help us to see new chances, identify risks and formulate clear aims.

Partners’ Background .

Following graduation in architecture from the Delft Technical University in and the Berlage Institute Nynke Joustra worked as project architect for Herman Hertzberger, Wiel Arets and Frits van Dongen. Realised projects from this time include the Monument for the Bijlmer Disaster, 40 apartments on the Anne Frankstraat in Amsterdam, Tricotterrein Winterswijk, and urban plan ‘de Wijk’ in Tilburg.

Stephen Reid studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow and Manchester Polytechnic. He moved to the Netherlands in 1991 and became project architect at Lafour and Wijk architects in Amsterdam. Realised projects from this period include 115 dwellings on the Zeeburgerdijk in Amsterdam, restoration of warehouses for 90 dwellings and an archaeological centre in Deventer, the Royal Dutch Embassy in Paramaribo, church ‘De Nieuwe Stad’ in the Bijlmer, Amsterdam. Stephen was until recently a member of the Amsterdam Planning Committee, (Commissie voor Welstand en Monumenten Amsterdam) with specific responsibility for the city centre.