wouter hilhorst

is an independent architect in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is an architect since the year 2000. Already during his studies at Delft University of Technology he worked at several architectural firms. Since his graduation he worked for ten years respectively for the firms of Van Dop + Mathot and Rapp + Rapp. In recent years he has expanded his activities lecturing at Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology.


Buildings, places, objects should be made with care. Stemming from the urge to make things, with his own hands, Wouter Hilhorst tries in the first place to attain a quality of craftsmanship in his projects.


Over the years this interest in craftsmanship has led to several projects more or less sideways connected to architecture. These are projects in the field of model making, furniture making, graphic design and the making of musical instruments. The “atelier” – workshop in English – is an important place for the work and for the development of new ideas for atelier wouter hilhorst.