Building in Spain is an adventure, especially for foreign promotors. With over 20 years of experience in the country, architect Paul Draaijer is your ideal partner for every building project, whether it be new build, restoration or reform.

Over the years we have carried out many building projects throughout Spain, the majority of which are private housing projects in the coastal areas of Catalonia. That includes the Costa Brava (Begur, Calonge, Platja d’Aro, Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar…); Costa Dorada (Tarragona, Cambrils, Torredembarra…) as well as the Barcelona area (Sitges, Maresme…) and the Costa Blanca. In the other regions of Spain we have carried out projects in close collaboration with local partners.

Besides housing projects, we design for the utilitarian sector, healthcare and retail, including interior design.
We take pride in an integral approach of the project, from sketch until final deliverance. Dealing with all the bureaucratical processes, such as building permits, connection to the electricity and water mains, inscription in the property registery, etcetera, is considered a natural part of our job.

Other services the office offers include: technical surveys, activity-licenses and legalisations. You will find more detailed information on this website.

Paul Draaijer Arquitecto makes building in Spain easy!


Paul Draaijer is a Dutch architect, graduated in 1988 from the Technical University of Eindhoven and established in Spain since 1997. The office is registered with the official Spanish College of Architects, a prerequisite in Spain to be able to exercise the profession.