OYO is a collective of architects, designers, builders and thinkers active in the field of architecture and planning. The studio has grown from the idea to handle each project in a unique way. Without a pre-determined formal idea, we try to ask the right questions in order to come up with substantiated solutions.

Our goal is to guide clients on a path towards inspiring, powerful and fresh design on any scale. Whether it’s a spoon, a private interior, a luxurious house, an office building or a masterplan, we give full commitment through all the phases and make your project real. We like to challenge ourselves and trigger our clients through intensive cross-pollination. OYO takes pleasure in searching for added value to meet your wishes and demands.

The office was established in 2011 by Eddy Soete, Nigel Jooren, Veroniek Vanhaecke and Lies Willaert and is strengthened by a multidisciplinary team of local and international architects. OYO has been working on projects in Belgium, France, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Sao Tome & Principe and Congo Brazzaville.

Our design draws inspiration from nature with a strong relation to the local context. We try to find a balance between a pragmatic design approach and sensitivity for the local character, the users and materiality.

As an Open Office, OYO is always looking for new adventures and collaborations.

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OYO is always looking for talented and motivated people to strengthen our design team. Also enthusiastic students or recent graduates are welcome to apply for a fulltime job or a minimum period of 3 months. Requirements are strong conceptual thinking, knowledge of Autocad, graphic and 3D visualization, preferably with adobe package and rhinoceros.

If you are interested to work in a small but ambitious office environment, please send your CV and portfolio (max 10Mb) to [email protected]


Open Y Office

New-Yorkstraat 2P
9000 Gent Belgium
+32 93 356 209
[email protected]


Eddy Soete
Founding Partner / Managing Director / Architect
[email protected]
+32 495 548 131

Lies Willaert
Founding Partner / Project Manager / Architect
[email protected]
+32 473 674 864

Nigel Jooren
Founding Partner / Creative Director / Architect
[email protected]
+32 494 325 924

Veroniek Vanhaecke
Founding Partner / Project Manager / Interior Architect
[email protected]
+32 476 462 999

Business Development

Tine De Beck
[email protected]
+32 498 303 303

Communication & PR

Public Relations Officer
[email protected]
+32 93 356 209

Administration & Finance

Gandert Van Hulle
[email protected]
+32 93 356 209