JDS ARCHITECTS is a multidisciplinary office that focuses on architecture and design, from large scale planning to furnitures. Rich of multiple expertises, the office is fuelled by talented designers and experienced architects that jointly develop projects from early sketches to on-site supervision. All of which, independently of scale outlines an approach that is affirmatively social in its outcome, enthusiastic in its ambition and professional in its process.
At the core of our architecture is the ability to take a fresh look at things through experienced eyes. Our approach aims at turning intense research and analysis of practical as well as theoretical issues into the driving forces of design. By continuously developing rigorous methods of analysis and execution, JDS is able to combine innovative thinking and efficient production. JDS sees its position as the partner to its client, rather than only its consultant.
The office is 25+ people strong, has a wide portfolio of international work and the attitude of involving external consultants when required. the use of complementing teams ensures that the projects will never suffer from being too conventional nor too naïve.
JDS is founded and directed by Julien De Smedt, co-founder of PLOT.