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Bureau SLA

Profile of the Dutch architectural office Bureau SLA headed by architect Peter van Assche.

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Profile of Bureau SLA

Business Name
Bureau SLA
Architecture, Urban Planning

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Peter van Assche

Bureau SLA – architecture & urban planning 

Bureau SLA is an Amsterdam-based architecture design practice with an international team of architects, interior designers and landscape architects supported by an architecture historian and a real estate portfolio manager.

Their work ranges from large scale urban design to vision statements.

Peter van Assche (1966)

Peter van Assche is the principle architect of bureau SLA. He started his career as a scientist.

During his studies he worked at the German Aerospace Center near Munich, graduated cum laude as information scientist and started his PhD at the Institute for Experimental Mathematics in Essen, Germany.

In Essen he discovered his interest in design and in 2001 graduated from the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design.

He has since worked with renowned architects as Sjoerd Soeters, Dick van Gameren and Bjarne Mastenbroek, played piano in concerts and worked as a journalist in the architectural field in Berlin.

He won the Iktinos award and has received several prizes. His work has been rewarded with various grants, amongst them a grant from the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.


  • 2006 Public Award "Freddy Award": The best architects' website of the Netherlands.
  • 2005 First Prize "The Conquered City", open design competition, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.
  • 2004 Communication Arts Magazine awarded as website of the week.
  • 2004 HOW magazine selected as one among top 10 websites of the month.
  • 2002 Design grant from the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.
  • 1998 Winner of the Iktinos award 1998.
  • 1997 Featured guest for a two week study with Rotary Hamburg.
  • 1996 Featured writer for Dutch-German journalist exchange, two months guest editor in Berlin.

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