Design Studio Walden (2015)

Walden is a design and development agency for sustainable architecture and urbanism. Our origin lies in a passion for daring architecture however we believe in an integral approach that increases our happiness and decreases our ecological footprint. Therefore, we do not only design architecture, but we also initiate our own projects and research to advance the built environment.

Walden is led by Lena and Laurens van der Wal. Lena completed the art academy to become a fine artist, after which she studied architecture and finally management of the built environment. Laurens started his educational career in philosophy, then made the switch to architecture and is finally sustainable urbanism at the AMS institute. Due to this multidisciplinary background we look beyond the borders of architecture and create financial, ecological and social impact.