About us

We design to spark positive change, to improve our world and make it more beautiful.
By deploying a multi-perspective approach and imaginative design thinking, we develop inventive design solutions for complex projects. With passion and attention to detail we look beyond the conventional to create appealing sustainable architecture, precise detailing, and strong distinctive concepts.

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. Our aim is to create projects that spark positive change and can serve as an inspiration for how things can be done differently, for how we can make this world better and more beautiful.

Our strength lies in delivering inventive design solutions for complex projects. 
Each project is always assessed from multiple perspectives. We analyze the various user groups, stakeholders, local climate conditions and the cultural, political and environmental context. We distinguish the unique opportunities posed for each specific project. By using resourcefulness, experimentation and innovation, We look beyond the conventional to create sustainable architecture, precise detailing, and strong distinctive concepts.


About Leonie

Leonie has obtained a dual degree from Delft University of Technology in the Masters Architecture and Building Technology. She gained professional experience in several renowned offices in the Netherlands and Switzerland. She has experience in all design phases, from conceptual design to construction drawings and construction site quality control.



CV Leonie Welling

Employment history


2020 – current    Freelance architect for Herzog & de Meuron

2019                    Founder 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



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