Architales is a multidisciplinary design studio dedicated to distilling the unique story of each project with innovative solutions. Our collaborative ethos blurs the lines between architecture, design and art. We believe that each project deserves a tailored execution. This personal approach to design, along with our reverence for craftsmanship, has led to a variety of interdisciplinary projects with artists and clients ranging from private homes and art installations to VR design. 

Our mantra: "Design between the lines to expose the unexpected".


Johan van Lierop - Founder

Johan van Lierop

Johan van Lierop

Johan van Lierop is a New York based architect and designer with over 15 years of International
experience in the field. Born in the Netherlands, van Lierop studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in
Maastricht earning a BA degree in Interior and Product design and later received his Master of Science
degree in Architecture at the prestigious Delft University of Technology. 

While finishing his Master’s degree in The Netherlands, Van Lierop worked as project architect for
Saanen-Knoups architecten and in parallel realized Architales' first project -Villa Immers- in Maarheeze, The Netherlands. 

Upon graduation, van Lierop relocated to New York City where he landed a position at renowned Steven
Holl Architects. Following his tenure at Holl, van Lierop joined Ten Arquitectos.

Currently, van Lierop is Principal architect at Studio Libeskind where he is privileged to work on many esteemed international projects.

Johan van Lierop is a visiting critic at Parsons The New School of Design’s 'School of Constructed
Environments' Program in New York City.



811 Halsey Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11233
United States

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