Sjoerd Soeters (1947, Nes on Ameland) studied architecture at Eindhoven University of Technology from 1966 to 1975. After graduating he went to work as an architectural designer for VDL architects in Amsterdam. In 1979 he established his own firm of architects. In 1997 he was joined by Jos van Eldonk and the name of the firm was changed to Soeters Van Eldonk architects. Some 35 staff currently work for the firm on architectural and urban development projects in the Netherlands, Denmark and China.
Renowned buildings designed by Sjoerd Soeters include the Circus in Zandvoort, the Helicon building in The Hague, the Piramids in Amsterdam, Leliënhuyze castle in the Haverleij development in Den Bosch, Zaanstad city hall, the provincial office in Leeuwarden and the firm’s own building in Amsterdam. His well-known urban development projects include Java island in Amsterdam, the Resident in The Hague, Mariënburg in Nijmegen, Sluseholmen in Copenhagen, Inverdan in Zaandam, Amsterdam-Noord town centre and the Haverleij development near Den Bosch.