About us

The team

People make the office. Syb van Breda & Co is a lean and mean team, with highly educated and motivated people, based in a wonderful office in the historic city of Leiden. We are working on inspiring projects, together with our various national and international partners and assisted by state of the art hard- and software. Our team has a healthy mix of experience and youthful elan, with both permanent and temporary staff.

What do we do?

We are specialized in the integrated spatial design of infrastructure, public space and buildings in their context. Our fields of work reach from detail to landscape: from bicycle bridges in sensitive urban environments, via moving bridges over large waters to energy efficient buildings and installations. In these mostly complex challenges, we support our clients by finding innovative and sustainable solutions that promote the mobility of and interaction between people. With the right balance between architecture, costs and ecology. We have many years of relevant experience in this discipline and call it transit architecture.

What’s in it for our clients?

In the post 2008 highly competitive architecture industry we see several developments. In order to stay in business ever closer collaboration with all partners throughout the design and building process is paramount. On top of this we notice continuously increasing complexity of the technical and process challenges along the way. This is where we make the difference. We are always focused on designing the winning scheme, in close collaboration with multi disciplinary teams of engineers and contractors. Our office is equipped with the latest hard- and software for 3d modeling, BIM and graphic products such as video’s, perspectives and interactive digital models. Our designs are technically sound, well detailed and straightforward to build. The results are remarkable, our track record in tenders is very good. We have won several prestigious projects over the years and successfully brought them to completion. It is all shown in detail on this site. Please feel free to contact any of our clients or partners and ask them about their experiences with us.

Awards and nominations

World Architecture Festival Berlin
Nomination – Beste future infrastructure project


Gemma Smid architecture prize
Winner – Jan Waaijer bridge Zoetermeer


Winner National Energy Future Trophee, by the Ministry of Housing
Winner – Academy for Engineering


ME Architects award UAE, category Best Infrastructure Project in the Middle East
Nomination – Iconic Bridge Palm Jebel Ali, Dubai


Dutch National Steel prize
Nomination – Bernard brug Zaandam


Dutch National School building prize
Nomination – Technical Pavillion Hellevoetsluis


Benelux trophee for sustainable use of galvanized steel
Winner – Technical Pavillion Hellevoetsluis


Dutch National Steel prize
Nomination and honorable mentioning – Rembrandtpark bridges Amsterdam


Competitions and selections

2017 winner total engineering competition 3 bridges de Krijgsman Muiden
2017 highest EMVI score D&C tender Trekfietsviaduct Den Haag – Ypenburg
2017 winner D&C tender Bicycle Bridge Katwijk – Oegstgeest
2017 winner D&C tender Radar Tower Maasvlakte 2
2016 winner D&C tender Ring Road Groningen
2015 winner D&C tender Mariabrug Den Bosch
2014 winner D&C tender Queen Máximabrug Alphen a/d Rijn
2014 2nd place D&C tender Bio Science Park Leiden
2014 highest EMVI score D&C tender Mahlerplein bicycle garage Amsterdamn
2014 2nd place D&C tender Nobel/Groningen Assen
2013 winner D&C tender Victorie bridge Alkmaar
2013 highest EMVI score D&C tender New Trambrug
2012 highest EMVI score D&C tender Plofsluis bridge Nieuwegein
2012 winner architects selection school and foot bridge Utrecht
2011 2nd place D&C tender New Muider bridge
2010 2nd place total engineering tender Aalmarkt bridge Leiden
2010 2nd place D&C tender New Vollenhover bridge
2010 1st prize architectural competition AWZI Aalsmeer
2010 highest EMVI score total engineering selection HAN Nijmegen
2009 1st prize architectural competition foot- and bicycle bridge Hobbema 2.0 Zoetermeer


Results of Syb van Breda before the start of the office

2008 2nd prize architectural competition 6th Creek Crossing bridge Dubai
2007 1st prize architectural competition the Great Dubai Wheel Dubai
2007 1st prize architectural competition Transport Master Plan Palm Deira Dubai
2007 1st prize architectural competition Iconic Bridge Palm Jebel Ali Dubai
2005 winner architects selection three foot bridges in Haarlem
2005 1st prize architectural competition Academy for Engineering Delft
2004 1st prize architectural competition Horizoncollege Hoorn
2002 1st prize architectural competition ROC van Twente Almelo
2002 winner architects selection Julius Caesar bridge Leiden
2002 winner architects selection Bernhard bridge Zaandam
2000 winner architects selection Butterfly bridge Zaandam
1999 1st prize architectural competition Technisch Paviljoen Hellevoetsluis
1999 1st prize architectural competition 60 bridges Leidschenveen
1998 1st prize architectural competition Klooster bridge Assen
1997 winner D&C aanbieding metamorfosis Leeuwenburg Amsterdam