WHO WE ARE
Frontwise Facades is an independent facade consultancy firm, founded early 2019 by Dominique Vosmaer and Joep Hövels.
We aim to support the development of sustainable and circular facade solutions.
Joep Hövels is facade consultant and co-founder of Frontwise Facades, and has 12 years experience in facade engineering in various markets: in Amsterdam whilst working for Frontwise Facades and in London, Hong Kong and Berlin whilst working for Arup. Joep’s passion for façade engineering was triggered during his university time at the TU Delft when visiting various buildings with both well and badly detailed facades. In his view façade engineering can make or break the architectural design of a building, as in the end all is in the details. In his experience a façade engineer can make significant contributions to the project during all design stages and construction stage resulting in better facades during the lifetime of a building.
Phone: +31 (0) 6 8215 9430
Dominique’s admiration for the power of nature was triggered when she started experimenting with biocomposites after graduating her Masters in Building Technology at the TUDelft. She conducted a research in the sustainability of composites in architecture after which she pursued her career by working for a supplier producing composite and biocomposite products. In 2010 she decided to move to London to join the facade engineering team of BuroHappold Engineering, a large independent engineering and consultancy firm active in infrastructure and architectural projects all across the globe. Working with renowned architects like Foster + Partners and Simpson Haugh gave her a wealth of experience in both high rise and low rise projects on all design and construction phases up to completion of the project.
Phone: +31 (0) 6 21590877