Natural materials

Telescope villa
Straw-bale insulated passive house
Brione, Italy | 2016

photo © Quarzo Studio


Parametric design

Deployable GFRP gridshell
Sheffield, UK | 2016

photo © SHU | Matt Bell


Structural engineering

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

photo © Poly-Ned


Computational optimization

Flexibly formed concrete shell
Dübendorf, Switzerland | 2018

photo © BRG, ETH Zurich | Michael Lyrenmann



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

3D printing started on longest 3DCP bridge!

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The world’s longest 3D-printed concrete pedestrian and cyclist bridge, co-commissioned by Rijkswaterstaat (the Dutch Directorate-General…

Lecture at MVRDV’s NextWeek

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Diederik Veenendaal gave a lecture at MVRDV on Thursday March 7th at 17:00, speaking about digital…

Francesco Verzura starts as structural engineer

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Look at that smile (and beard)! Francesco Verzura just signed his contract as structural engineer….

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Featured projects

Bridge Project

3D printed concrete bridge


Sprayed mud and bamboo shells


Deployable timber gridshell

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 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.

Dutch Straw Building Association

Dutch Hemplime Association

International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures