The Arch Tech Company

United Network Sense – UNSense for short – is a tech start-up and innovation platform that explores and develops technology in order to humanise the built environment. Rooted in (but not confined to) UNStudio Architects and built upon almost 30 years of experience, UNSense is expanding architectural practice towards the field of technological innovation.

By harnessing the ever-expanding possibilities of cutting edge technology, we create positive digital experiences that improve the way people live, work and move.

Just as a city is made up of people from different walks of life, we work with other professions to gain the best insights into how people act and how a space can adapt to that. Data analysts, algorithmists, neuroscientists, policy makers, students, municipalities, architects: all provide insights and expertise that help us create innovative concepts that go deeper into the usability and modality of a city and its buildings. Together we can create a vision that crosses sectors and transcends disciplines to build a better future.

Our solutions are sensible, sensitive and sensorial. We are United Network Sense.

UNSense is based in the Freedom Lab Campus, a crossover innovation hub in Amsterdam.

Meet the UNSense Team

The UNSense team is made up of highly experienced people, all of whom are motivated to make a difference in the intersection between technology and the built environment. We work with people from architecture, urban design and technology backgrounds to gain the best insights into human behavior and how a space can adapt to this. Our approach is research and data driven social impact and this is reflected in our team. What binds us is a strong vision of the future of the built environment and a determination to make that future happen.

Ben van Berkel


Roger Tan

Leading the Company

Emmelien Kneppers

Strategic Business Development

Saskia Leenstra

Project Management & Financial Modelling

Filippo Lodi

Research & Technology

Ren Yee

Innovation Strategy & Forecasting

Dana Behrman

Urban Strategies

Machteld Kors

Marketing & Communication

William de Boer

Product Development

Ergin Birinci

Future of Mobility: Research & Forecasting

Bart Chompff

Media Research & Building Technology

Harlen Miller

Computational Research

Mircea Morgan

Future of Work & Campus: Research & Forecasting

Karen Murphy


Steve O’Reilly

Social Media

Piotr Prokopowicz

Future of Work & Campus: Research & Forecasting

Alexandra Virlan

Future of Living: Research & Forecasting

Sander Versluis

Building Technology

Julia Gottstein

Future of Culture & Commerce: Research & Forecasting

Vacancy: Innovation Support Officer

We are looking for an innovative and self-starting individual to support the team in our office in Amsterdam. In this position he/she will be able to participate in the creation of innovative products and services, engaging with multidisciplinary teams (designers, architects, software developers, data analysts) and liasing with innovative clients.

Tasks include:
• Execute and implement projects
• Liaising with stakeholders
• Monitoring project schedules and budgets
• Preparing progress reports
• Supporting Business Development

We look forward to receive your C.V./resume + portfolio+ short motivation letter IN DUTCH before May 25th, 2018. Interested? Click below and know how to apply.

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Want to do an Internship at UNSense?

Would you like to join us in our mission to create a better life for people in buildings and cities worldwide, through innovative technology? UNSense is looking for motivated and talented interns in the fields of business support and project management.

Tasks include:
• Supporting business development and project management.
• Implementing our social media strategy.
• Organising and supporting events.
• Performing various business analyses.

We are looking for bachelor or master students in economics, business management, informatics or other relevant studies who have an analytical mind and a can-do mentality.
At UNSense you have the unique opportunity to work in a vibrant start-up community at Freedomlab in Amsterdam, while also being part of the design culture of UNStudio, a world class design leader in the built environment. And of course you will be paid for your internship.

Interested? Click 'Apply' below, and send us your CV and application letter.


Send us an Open Application

As we are currently defining and building the team, we invite everyone who would be interested in making a meaningful contribution. Please let us know how you would specifically like to contribute! Click below to send us an open application to