Just Open Architecture ‘Based in Rotterdam, JOA was founded in 2014 by Chinese and Canadian architects Kai Wang and Jordan Yerbury on the core belief that our design process is ‘open’. Our fresh approach to design not only meets our client’s needs, it benefits municipalities, the environment, and end-users. At JOA, we believe that our perspicacious design attitude fosters open dialogue, and ultimately results in better architecture. We emphasize communication and collaboration; providing research and rigorous experimentation, as part of our approach. We consider these steps essential; and part of our duty is to clarify complex layers of meaning. Our diverse team emphasizes sensitivity to the building sites and those cultures which fuel our work. We strive to uncover meaningful significance in every project; avoiding assumptions and cliches, often surprising ourselves when we discover how people work, live, and play in different parts of the planet. Our “OPEN” design process essentially permits us to formalize our client’s vision and knowledge; launching even the most abstract concepts into reality. JOA’s realized projects are also supported by research conducted at the Delft University of Technology and Academy of Amsterdam. JOA’s step-by-step design process is open and traceable; encouraging clients to actively take part in the design process, in order to measurably improve communities and user-experience.’
Kai Wang / 王 开
Co-founder of JOA
Co-founder of JOA
We welcome open applicantions, whether you are a student for an Internship or a specialist for a Full Time Job or a Part Time Job.
Just drop us a line with your application intent: firstname.lastname@example.org
Required application materials
- Cover letter
- Portfolio or website that shows samples of your work or represents your design capability (Please note that the file size should no exceed 5 Mb, and Max. 15 A4 pages)
Please note that application mailed to a wrong email address will not be taken into consideration.