Natural materials

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

photo © Quarzo Studio

 

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, ETH Zurich | Michael Lyrenmann

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About

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.

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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.

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Featured news

Overall winner of the ConsulTable 3DCP Challenge

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We won the overall prize and the 1st prize in the category ‘resourcefulness’ of the…

Simone Rutigliano starts graduate thesis work

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On October 22nd, Simone officially started working on his Master’s thesis from the Polytechnic University…

Article published in Cement

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As part of a special double issue of professional magazine Cement, Diederik Veenendaal published an…

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Featured projects

Terramia

Sprayed earthen and bamboo shells

Portalen

Deployable timber gridshell

Palawan

Steel geodesic dome

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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