Ing. Jan van der Windt, Managing Director/Owner

“Together with Frans, we have made the company what it is today: one of the best engineering companies in the Netherlands. Our team demystifies and simplifies complex building problems.

High-rise is my passion. Since more and more new buildings arise, my respect increases for the utility buildings of the reconstruction era. Our own office building is a good example. It invites people to look up and walk straight, wonderful. I enjoy walking, or rather running and have run three marathons already. In the US, with my son. Gives us time to catch up.”


Jan van der Windt BSc RO (1954) is managing director/owner of Zonneveld ingenieurs together with Frans van der Linde. He is a registered Professional engineer and graduated with honours at the Rotterdam Institute of Technology.

Jan is secretary of the Booosting foundation and board member of the Foundation for Sky scrapers in Rotterdam. He was part-time professor at the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam and member of the Programme council of the Bouwresearch Foundation.

A few of Jan’s projects are:
Maastower – Rotterdam,
Muziekcentre TivoliVredenburg – Utrecht,
Weenatower – Rotterdam,
Pieter Vreedeplein – Tilburg,
City Hall – Nieuwegein,
Origin – Utrecht,
ROC Mondriaan – Delft,
Olympic Main Press Center – Athene,
Nesselande Civic Center – Rotterdam,

Dominican church Selexyz –
Maastricht, Council of State – Den Haag,
Shopping centre Woensel – Eindhoven,
Beurstraverse – Rotterdam,
Blast furnace plants – IJmuiden,
Alexandrium – Rotterdam,
Pecci Museum for Contemporary art – Prato (Italy)