Caro van de Venne

Founding Partner

Caro van de Venne is the founder of NUDUS. As a partner architect, she is renowned for her expertise in managing integrated projects, where her leadership and innovative strategies play a central role. Caro’s strength lies in her ability to merge advanced designs with viable technical solutions.She stands out in coordinating multidisciplinary projects, emphasizing the importance of collaboration between specialists, clients, and end-users to achieve high-quality design outcomes. Caro’s approach not only focuses on aesthetic and functional excellence but also incorporates sustainable practices, demonstrating her commitment to responsible and impactful architecture.

Among her notable responsibilities are projects such as Oopen in Utrecht, the large-scale renovation and transformation of the Palace of Justice in The Hague, the design of the iconic residential tower The Muse and the adjacent triangular tower CasaNova, which together form an ensemble in Rotterdam’s Wijnhaven; the master plan and three educational buildings for the new Fontys University of Applied Sciences campus in Eindhoven; the urban development plan for the new Utrecht Science Park; Brainport Industry Campus in Eindhoven; and the design for a new Matrix Innovation Center on the Zuidas focused on med-tech and life sciences.

Caro is the supervisor for the transformation project Sloterdijk I South in Amsterdam, a member of the Board of Commissioners of Fellenoord B.V. in Eindhoven, a member of the quality team for the Merwedekanaalzone, and a board member of the High-Rise Foundation. She served as a guest lecturer at the Technical University of Delft, the Technical University of Eindhoven, the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam, and Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Tilburg. Caro also regularly delivers lectures on her projects both nationally and internationally.

Caro studied at the London School of Economics, the Eindhoven University of Technology, and the Technical University of Berlin. Prior to her partnership at NUDUS, she was a co-founder and partner at Barcode Architects (2010-2023). Before that, she worked for Herzog & de Meuron in Basel and Foster + Partners in London.

Education and Research (Selection)
2013-2016: Onderzoeker Professorship ‘Future Urban Regions’ / Academie van Bouwkunst Tilburg
2013: Docent Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam
2010-heden: Assistent Professor TU Delft / Leerstoel Prof. Dick van Gameren
2010: Docent Academie van Bouwkunst Tilburg
2003-2005: Onderwijsassistent TU Eindhoven

Jury’s (Selection)
2020: Chair of the jury Grote Maaskantprijs
2019: Jury member MEGA19
2019: Jury member NEPROM Prijs
2019: Practical inspection Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst
2017: Jury Archiprix
2014: Jurylid internationale competitie Building of the Union of Bulgarian Artists

Additional Roles
Supervisor Sloterdijk I, Amsterdam
Member of the Board of Commissioners of Fellenoord B.V. in Eindhoven
Member of the Quality Team Merwedekanaalzone, Utrecht
Member of the Spatial Quality Commission, Utrecht (2022-2024)
Board Member of Stichting Hoogbouw

Nominations & Awards (Selection)
2023: Nomination Rotterdamse Vastgoedvrouw 2023
2020: Winner FD Gazellen
2019: Winner Betonprijs (Concrete Award) | Earth Simulation Laboratory
2019: Winner ICONIC Awards | Earth Simulation Laboratory
2018: Nomination Abe Bonnema Prize for Young Architects | Villa X
2017: Nomination Reynaers Project Prize

Lectures (Selection)
2023: Workspace Design Show Amsterdam
2023: Hoogbouwcongress 2023, Rotterdam
2022: PowerSKIN Conference 2022, Aachen
2022: Entrepreneurship Week, TU-Delft
2022: The Contribution of Women in Contemporary Architecture: the Dutch Example, Foundation of the Order of Architects of the Province of Milan
2020: Architect@Work Rotterdam
2019: Facade World Frankfurt
2019: Guest Lecture TU Eindhoven
2018: Sluisbuurt, ARCAM
2018: Modulares Bauen Berlin
2018: Youcon, Association for Young Constructors
2018: Polis Convention Dusseldorf
2015: High-Rise Foundation (Stichting Hoogbouw)