OUR urban design studio CONTAINS multiple specialities and disciplines at the core

Sanne Francissen


Sanne graduated at Delft University of Technology; Msc. Architecture, Urbanism and Building sciences and is now following the spatial traineeship at ECHO.

Martijn Veldhuizen


Martijn is studying at the HZ University of Applied Sciences; Water Resources Engineering.

Janneke Vooijs


Janneke is studying at the Wageningen University & Research; Landscape Architecture.

Stan Gielen


Stan is studying at the Breda University of Applied Sciences; Built Environment with a specialization in Urban Design.

Melissa Romero


Melissa is studying at the Academie van bouwkunst Amsterdam; Master’s degree, Urbanism.

Lisa Wentink

Office Manager

Lisa is the linchpin in our organisation. With her creative background, her drive to create structure and her personal and social touch, she makes sure our team has everything they need.

Rick Schoonderbeek

Projectleader; Urban designer

Rick is fascinated by people and nature and prefers to move through the city in a green environment. Our integrated approach to projects challenges him to think about current and future themes and combinations of city, nature and people

Phoebe van Cauwenberge

Assistant designer; Landscape architect

With a great love of plants, Phoebe contributes every day to  realize a better en greener living environment. She likes to surprise us with the non-obvious, small details in a design and starts every day with a smile.

Wesley den Herder

Project leader; Urban designer

Wesley excels at convincing people to think out of the box, which leads to innovative and surprising designs.He elevates plans to a higher quality level without having to compromise on set conditions.

Menno de Roode

Assistant Urban designer & Landscape architect

Menno is inspired by the ability to approach increasingly complex tasks integrally. With his fascination with the interaction between man and nature and his creative design, he improves the living environment and is not afraid to dive into the deep end.

Anna Kozera

Assistant urban designer

Anna is influenced by bioregional philosophy, claiming that local cultures are more sustainable in working with the local conditions of their land and ecosystems. Anna’s strength is to analyze context which brings a lot of unique sustainable solutions.

Floor Marree

Project Leader & Teamcaptain

Margot Overvoorde

Designer; Landscape architect

Margot is at her best when she can design good places for people with a positive impact on nature.Her creative design contributes to a sustainable future, and she has turned convincing people to join her into an art form.

Esmee Bais

Senior designer; Architect

Esmee her specialty as a senior designer and project leader are a crossover between architecture and urban design, how these two intertwine and reinforce each other. Her focus is to relate to the human scale on every level in a project.

Nathalie Smeding

HR Manager

With a long history at ECHO Urban Design, Nathalie understands our (work)culture like no one else. She listens to and helps the team in their everyday challenges, and ensures the best people join our team. 

Nora Prins

Senior project leader & Teamcaptain

Nora has a preference for developments and processes in the dynamic urban area. Due to her sharp eye and environmental awareness, she is well able to translate signals into new projects and concrete actions.

Ilse Ivora de Jong

Assistant designer; Architect

With a great love for all things city and mobility, Ilse brings her architectural background to the table during the vision-making phase.

Filippus van Leeuwen

Senior designer; Landscape architect

With his long-standing experience in urban design, Filippus takes complex urban design concepts and turns them into buildable projects.

Ola Gabrys

Designer; Landscape architect

Ola gives our projects that extra spark by bringing in her knowledge of biodiverse and ecological living environments.
She always challenges herself to do things better than before and put nature first.

Lieke Marijnissen

Assistent urban designer

As an urbanist, Lieke is interested in environmental psychology and adds her knowledge on social safe design to the projects.

Tim Tutert

Partner + Urbanist

With his pragmatic approach towards design, Tim translates complex problems into manageable design tasks, ensuring the teams deliver convincing and valuable products. 

Abel Coenen

Designer; Landscape architect

With roots in landscape architecture, Abel is a vision and image maker who carves out the starting point for a number of our designs.

Nora Kooijmans

Designer; Landscape architect

With a strong thesis on climate adaption under her belt, Nora now uses her knowledge in all our projects to make them climate and future resilient. 

Koen de Boo

Partner + Urbanist

Koen translates long-term policy goals into concrete project ambitions. He utilizes his broad network to make valuable connections between different players in the field of urban design. 

Robbert Jan van der Veen

Partner + Urbanist

Our fearless leader and our most experienced designer when it comes to highly complex urban environments. Robbert Jan adds his design input to all our projects. 

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