Zecc Architecten


Grounded Architecture

‘You and I, together we relate.
Highly critical to surprise and be proud.’

The strength of a tree equals the depth of its roots. Our architecture is the same. Zecc works from three ground principles: what we build is functional, sustainable and engages all senses at the same time. Uniting these three principles often seems an impossible assignment. However, this is the core of Zecc's strength. We call it Grounded Architecture. Architecture with a strong foundation. With deep roots. Since these bring forth the most wonderful ideas.

'The deeper the roots, the higher the vision.'



Partners Zecc


Marnix vd Meer 

Marnix van der Meer (1972). He studied a Master in architecture at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


From 1996 - 2002 he worked at Meyer & Van Schooten Architects. In 2003 he and Rolf Bruggink started Zecc Architects in Utrecht. From 2012 he is leading Zecc Architects together with his partners Bart Kellerhuis and Steven Nobel.

Marnix was also Guest lecturer at various schools and his works are published in several magazines and books. Marnix is active committee of the aesthetics in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.


Steven Nobel

Steven Nobel (1981) studied Architectural Engineering at the van Utrecht of Applied Science and he studied a Master in architecture at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, The Netherlands.

Steven has worked at Zecc architects since 2003 and contributed to various projects including the Brick House Groenekan & villa in the Woods Soest. Steven is a team player and therefore he functions optimally in a design and build construction. He also assists his integral way of project approach in other Zecc projects. Since 2012 he is leading Zecc Architects together with his partners Bart Kellerhuis and Marnix van der Meer.

Besides working at Zecc Steven is an active member of Young Real estate Utrecht (YOU), Thesis supervisor at the Tilburg Academy of architecture and gives lectures for example to BNI.


Bart Kellerhuis
Bart Kellerhuis (1978). He studied Architectural Engineering at the Arnhem University of Applied Science and he studied a Master in architecture at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, The Netherlands. 

From 2004 - 2007 he worked at Rappange & Partners Architects Amsterdam. Bart is working from 2008 at Zecc Architects. Since 2012 he is leading Zecc Architects together with his partners Marnix van der Meer and Steven Nobel.

Bart has taught and lectured at various schools an university’s in The Netherlands. Bart gives lectures in the Netherlands and abroad. His work is published in several magazines and books worldwide.



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    Marnix van der Meer

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    Bart Kellerhuis

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    Steven Nobel

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    René de Korte
    Technical design, Project coördinator, BIM modeler

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    Roy van Maarseveen
    Assistent design, technical design, BIM modeler

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    Koen Pörtzgen
    BIM modeler, technical desgin, IT

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    Redmer Weijer
    Architect, technical design, BIM modeler

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    Jordi Rondeel
    Technical design, BIM modeler

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    Manon Verhoeven
    Office Manager

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    Bart Jonkers
    Assistent design

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    Marjo Langbroek
    Architect, interior & technical design

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    Mario van Kooij
    Architect, technisch design, BIM modeler

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    Jos van der Linde

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    Gemma Galeno
    intern, student built environment TU/e, PR Zecc

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    Remco van den Broek
    intern, student built environment Avans Hogeschool Tilburg

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    Rosa van Hijfte


Clear and Sparkling

Zecc serves a range of professional clients: Corporations, small business owners, developers, organizations for social housing and the government. Since Zecc is also working for private clients, a personal approach of the project is characteristic for our firm. We listen to you and translate your questions in a grounded vision on the task. Within this core principle we distinct three important topics: program, construction technique and aesthetics. We aim to create an integral design through a dialogue with you or a construction team, while honoring the boundary conditions of the assignment.

Through attentive, direct communication and our expertise grows a highly developed end result. All employees of Zecc have an educational background in building technique before starting their architectural education. Therefore they pay attention to the vigouring building regulations and the financial framework from the early sketches. We focus on different scale levels. Whenever possible we handle the projects from the first urban planning design to the full definition that is necessary for a solid building process and long-term use.




The five principles of Zecc

People are the users of our buildings and therefore have a central position in the design process. The unique question of each client is the point of reference in the project. Zecc collaborates with end users to co-create functional and beautiful buildings.

 is an extensive concept to us: On top of ecological implications, we also include flexibility in use, sustainability of the basic construction, esthetical life-expectation and potential for future re-development.

Function and technique are included in one clear architectural expression.Technical aspects are being integrated or hidden to enhance this expression.

Details and use of materials are a key concept in the refining of our designs. We explore applications of new (and old) materials, and we take care of refined details within the vigour of mandatory regulations and quality norms.

High performance installations support the design and provide a balance between comfort and energy- efficiency. The use of renewable energy sources is being researched as a part of our projects.




An informal way to exchange ideas and inspire each other.

Zecc Architects frequently organizes 'beeldborrels' on a Friday night. We invite a couple of colleagues or other people from the branch to debate about architecture with supporting images. The goal is to inspire each other, share fascinations, exchange thoughts or show travel experiences.

Ideas for an 'beeldborrel' or do you want to be on the invitationlist?
Send an email to: info@zecc.nl

Click here for an overview of previous 'beeldborrels'.