I am architect, urban planner and design manager who delivers the highest standards of creative concepts, design and architectural solutions for complex issues in every social context. Working in the field of architecture and management I have developed 17 years of extensive knowledge of the entire design and construction process of various complex, small and large-scale architectural and urban development projects with optimal results.
My multicultural background from Colombia, Germany and the Netherlands, has given me the necessary sensitivity to understand the deepest cultural, social and environmental aspects of an architectural issue to solve the future problems of our habitat.
The last seven years I am been involved across the Netherlands and Colombia in the development, design and construction of airport facilities, transport buildings and urban master planning. I’ve have also work in the design of laboratories, hospitals and I have participate in tenders to design multi-functional buildings. Together with my wife and an architect friend, we have a small architecture firm offering services to design residential houses, to transform luxury apartments and to manage building licenses with the local Dutch authorities, something that I also enjoy to do.
My passions lie in the outdoors; (long distance) walking, running, cycling, traveling, but also enjoying art, making delicious dishes and spending time with my wife and children. Those are things that inspire and encourage me to aspire and maintain a sustainable lifestyle.
As a team player I like to develop myself in a social context, I have a extensive high-level network that I use to help companies across the Netherlands and Colombia to connect each other, there where they need to develop architectural projects and initiatives with great social impact. Thanks to my experience in infrastructure projects, I also support local no governmental organizations in Colombia, to understand new Public Private Partnership’s (PPP) projects and its impact on the environment.
John Drissen's architecture strives for a balance between art, functionality, context, innovation and construction to become a natural part of its surroundings. The beauty of a building and the comfort of their spaces is the result of unique architectural solutions for each individual project. The basic principles remain flexibility, sensibility and sustainability at social, economic and environmental level
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Expert in architecture and design, airport infrastructure development and project management at big scale and complex projects. His expertise is based upon a solution-focused thinking, a solid foundation of budget; process; program control; an intensive dialogue with the client, the authorities, contractors and end users. It includes from initial site and feasibility studies to conceptual design, schematic design, design development, government approvals, building permits, construction docs, design bids and to project administration.
I am convinced that buildings and the quality of the built environment is the result of a continuous design and construction process in which the various participants openly exchange their specialist knowledge and creative ideas”.
John Drissen’s architecture strives for a balance between context, innovation and construction to become a natural part of its surroundings. The beauty of a building, the comfort of their spaces and functionality of the architecture is the result of unique solutions for each individual project. The purpose is to make each part of the whole fulfill a role to achieve a common goal through a ‘Solution Focused thinking’, based on logic, imagination, intuition and systemic reasoning to explore the possibilities of what could be, and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user (the customer);
The basic principles remain flexibility, sensibility and sustainability at social, economic and environmental level.
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The Netherlands | Colombia
Phone NL: (31) 6000000
Phone CO: (57) 3170000000