About Us

MR. STIR is a studio for architecture and urban design founded by Maarten Huls
and Martijn van Bussel. The partners founded the studio in 2020 following 4 years
of collaboration. MR. STIR is based in Eindhoven (NL) and Neerharen (BE).

Maarten Huls (1979) received his master’s degree in architecture (cum laude)
at the ‘Maastricht Academy of Architecture’ (MMA+). His graduation project “Room Without a Ceiling”
was selected for the Biennial Archiprix International and the EAP. Maarten taught as a guest teacher
at the ‘Maastricht Academy of Architecture’ and the Faculté d’architecture de l’Université de Liège.
In 2008 he was invited to work for the Shanghai-based studio Neri&Hu Design and Research Office.

After setting up his own architecture studio in Maastricht (NL) in 2012 and in Neerharen (BE) in 2017
he co-founded MR. STIR architect + planner with Martijn van Bussel in 2020.

Martijn van Bussel (1978) received his master’s degree in urban design at the Eindhoven University
of Technology with his graduation project “Beautiful Garbage”. He taught as a guest teacher
at the ‘Maastricht Academy of Architecture’ and teaches at the Breda University op applied sciences.
In 2014 Martijn initiated the research by design on the living preferences of knowledge workers
in shrinking regions “Je Zal Er Maar Wonen”.

After working for several municipalities and design offices he started his own urban design studio
in Stein (NL). In 2020 he co-founded MR. STIR architect + planner with Maarten Huls.

Team

Maarten Huls | founding partner – architect
+31 6 20 07 77 62 (NL)
+32 473 70 22 03 (BE)
maarten@mr-stir.com

Martijn van Bussel | founding partner – planner
+31 6 14 65 96 37
martijn@mr-stir.com

Femke van Lier | junior designer
+31 6 39 38 33 43
femke@mr-stir.com

collaborations

At MR. STIR we’re not afraid to ask. We think that working together with other experts
enriches our plans and ideas. That’s the reason why we prefer to work together with advisors,
clients and users in participatory design processes.

Bureau Verbeek
Heusschen Copier
Renate Vos Vormgeving
Peter van der Welle maquettebouw
Serge Technau Photography
BRNDT reclame & ontwerp
Advies- en Ingenieursbureau Van de Laar
Curvers Raadgevende Ingenieurs
Studique
Structi-Lies
Ontheroad Creatives
Arjan Kuijpers
Cas Denissen
Bart Muskens

Interns and (former) collaborators

Christoph König
Esmee Moonen
Hanne Rekkers
Ron Heylen