About us

Every project poses a unique challenge. Unique challenges require unique solutions.
With passion and attention to detail we look beyond the conventional to create clever and unique design proposals. Design is personal.

At Welling Architects we consider it our task to be conscious about our designs and materialisation of our designs. We consider sustainable architecture to be conscious architecture.

We believe projects should be designed based on the unique opportunities posed by client and programme, by the specific location and its immediate natural and cultural environment, as well as by the current zeitgeist.

We look at building assignments from a local perspective. We design buildings in accordance to their local climate conditions, we strive to embed local customs and culture in the character of a building and we aim to make use of regenerative and locally sourced materials. This includes new (renewable) locally sourced materials but especially also the reuse of existing materials according to principles of the circular economy. By doing so, not only buildings will be created indigenous to its particular locality, it will also bear marks of our built history through the inclusion of reused materials and refurbished buildings.

A broad knowledge and interest allows us to be inspired by other fields. We don’t automatically revert to the conventional, but we also explore unconventional ways to shine new light onto a building assignment. This results in creative unique solutions that incorporate design, innovation and sustainability.

This is us

A business card should say who you are. So this is us: 

– Tailor-made

– Handcrafted

– Attention to detail

– 100% made out of leftover material

Designed in-house and handcrafted by us. The cards are entirely made out of leftover material. Press play to see how our tailor-made handcrafted business cards have been made.

CV Leonie Welling


Employment history

2019                 Owner at Welling Architects

2016 – 2019   Architect at Christ & Gantenbein, Basel, Switzerland

                          Project: Lindt & Sprüngli Chocolate Competence Center, Kilchberg, ZH, Switzerland

2016                 Architect at Wiel Arets Architects, Zürich, Switzerland

                          Project: Europaallee Baufeld D, Zürich, Switzerland

2013 – 2016   Architect at Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland

                          Projects: 426 National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

                          438 Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2013                 Architect at RAU, Amsterdam, the Netherlands



2010 – 2012   Dual graduation in the masters Architecture and Building Technology, Delft University of Technology, honourable mention

2010                 Study abroad, architecture, Universidad de Alicante, Spain

2005 – 2009   Bachelor architecture urbanism and building sciences, Delft University of Technology



2019                 Winner open ideas competition ‘circular design challenge’, ProRail, the Netherlands

2012                 Honourable mention for dual graduation project. Masters: Architecture and Building Technology

2011                 Second place competition ‘Maas en Aa’, competition entry: Nomadic pavilions

2009                 Organisation InDeSem: international design seminar at the faculty of Architecture, Delft University

2008                 Winner architectural lighting design competition Waalbrug


Leonie Welling is a registered architect in the Dutch architects register. Registration number: 1.130815.002