Whether designing new buildings or intervening within historic structures, Erick van Egeraat always aims to create iconic identities and optimize property values. This vision manifests itself in buildings with a strong character that receive broad support and offer a high level of flexibility in use. By this definition, his designs are built to last a multitude of the usual 35 -50 year lifespan, thus resulting in a significantly lower economic, social and environmental burden. Erick van Egeraat’s broad portfolio demonstrates his innovative and international approach that goes hand in hand with contextual design considerations. His designs try not to state, but to relate; not to provoke but to seduce. The result is an impressive collection of designs and realized works throughout the Russian Federation and Europe that exudes a timeless value and a passion for excellence. Exemplary projects are the ING headquarters in Budapest; the University Building in Leipzig and the luxury apartment building at Mauritskade in Amsterdam.