Monica Adams is founder of studioADAMS (formerly Bekkering Adams Architects). She has graduated in 1989 with honours at the architectural department of Delft, Technical University in the Netherlands. She gained international experience working in London. From 1991 she worked with Mecanoo architecten, joining Erick van Egeraat in 1995 when he set up his own office (EEA) Erick van Egeraat associated architects in Rotterdam. She worked on several large-scale buildings, such as the FEM in Utrecht, the INHOLLAND Hogeschool in Rotterdam, the Alphen aan den Rijn City Hall and the Royal Dutch Embassy in Warsaw. Since 2005 Monica Adams has been collaborating with Juliette Bekkering, starting the office of Bekkering Adams Architects together. From 2020 the office continues as two independent offices. As
Monica Adams has taught and lectured at various (inter)national architectural institutes.She is frequently requested to lecture, being a member of various Quality and Advisory teams, such as the building committee of Amsterdam and the cross-over committee of the Dutch Architects Register. She also enjoys to participating in jurying, master classes and workshops.
Juliette Bekkering is co-founder and co-director of Bekkering Adams Architects. In January 2013 she was appointed professor at the Eindhoven Technical University, leading the Chair of Architectural Design and Engineering at the faculty. She graduated in 1989 with honours at the architectural department of Delft Technical University in the Netherlands. In 1993 she finalized a post-graduate education in Urban design at Barcelona Polytechnic University. From 1989 untill 1997 she worked at several renowned architectural offices, including OMA and collaborated in 1995 with Neutelings Riedijk architecten, working as an associate project architect on, amongst other projects, the Maastricht and Breda Fire station. In 1997 she established her own office, ir. Juliette Bekkering Architecten in Rotterdam. In 2005 she started a collaboration with Monica Adams, founding the office Bekkering Adams Architects. Juliette Bekkering teaches and lectures at various national and international architectural institutes and universities such as the Aachen Technical University in Germany, Delft Technical University and has worked as guest professor at the Technical University of Architecture in Prague. She has acted as advisor in different Quality and Advisory teams and is frequently asked to participate in jurys, debates, master classes and workshops. Her projects and articles have been widely published in national and international reviews.