Parametric design

Magnolia | Deployable GFRP gridshell
Sheffield, UK | 2016


Structural engineering

Shaded Dome | Double-layered inflatable membrane
Steenwijk, Netherlands | 2017


Computational optimization

NEST HiLo | Flexibly formed concrete shell
Dübendorf, Switzerland | 2018



Summum Engineering is a structural design, engineering and optimization consultancy, based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It operates in the domains of architecture, engineering and construction as well as industrial design and art.

Summum was recently founded on the conviction that, through continued exchange and progress in science and technology, the built environment can serve people, their well-being as well as our planet. Towards this end, Summum is pro-active in seeking a clientele and portfolio in support of a shared vision for a sustainable and durable built environment.

Please read more about us here.

Our services

Summum Engineering provides its services to project developers and owners as well as architects, designers, engineers and contractors. Summum specializes in the parametric modelling, finite element modelling and structural engineering of lightweight structures, natural construction materials, complex geometries and sustainable buildings.

A decade long experience in parametric design, numerical optimization, computer programming and scientific research sets Summum apart from traditional engineering practice. Through intelligent algorithms and efficient designs, Summum means to elegantly solve the complex challenges that today’s clients are faced with and tomorrow’s world presents us with.

Please read more about our services here.

Featured news

Dronecrete Mural featured on MaterialDistrict

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A mural created by mud-spraying drones In a live performance in Brussels, Belgium, architectural firm…

Debora Dei Rocini starts internship

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Debora Dei Rocini started her internship with us, supported through the Erasmus+ Programme. Wish her…

Diederik Veenendaal interviewed by Rotterdamse Dromers

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Bouwen in Rotterdam: staan we aan de vooravond van een houten revolutie? Hout is hot….

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Featured projects

Rotterdam Mountain

Cable-net stabilized high-rise


Tensegrity canopy

Bridge Project

3D printed concrete bridge

More projects.

Our clients

From start-ups and private clients, to governments and multi-nationals, we serve the needs of a wide variety of clients in the architecture, engineering and construction industry.

Our preferred partners

Even superheroes need to team up to save the world! We enjoy collaborating with our preferred partners and recommend their services to our clients.

CFD modelling

Cloud parametrics

Our memberships

Summum is a corporate member of several professional organizations, allowing us to maintain our network, to exchange knowledge and to keep ourselves informed of the state-of-the-art.

International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures

Dutch Straw Building Association