Structural engineering

Domes Village | Circular timber domes
New Clark City, Philippines | 2019 | photo ©Digital iC3


Structural design

Rotterdam Mountain | Cable-net stabilized high-rise
Netherlands | 2020 | image ©Rotterdamse Dromers


Parametric modelling

The Bridge Project | 3D printed concrete
Nijmegen, Netherlands | 2020 | image ©Pim Feijen


Parametric design

Magnolia | 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

NEST HiLo | Flexibly formed concrete shell
Dübendorf, Switzerland | 2018 | photo ©BRG/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

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Featured projects

Dome of Plants

Glulam bamboo lamella dome

Domes Village

Timber domes with bridges

Rotterdamse Dromers

Rotterdam Mountain

Cable-net stabilized high-rise

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