Director / Concepts Starbucks

Passionate and international architect / designer with 20 years of success creating high-profile store experiences, ranging from pop-up stores to flagships throughout Europe and North America.

Graduated from the Bordeaux School of Architecture in France, Agnes moved to the Netherlands working with Dutch renowned architectural agencies in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. She contributed to a multitude of winning competitions for public buildings and residential developments. Her career took a turn in 2010 when she joined the Starbucks Coffee Company Design team. First designing the new cafes in various European markets, she moved to the United States in 2016 to create and innovate the Starbucks store experience. Her work celebrates the idea of people, context, comfort, community and sustainability, introducing new ideas of service and interaction with the brand. Her positive contribution brought her to join as Director Concepts with the Global Growth and Concepts team in 2019 where she currently works on Brand Design strategies and the translation of those strategies to innovative multi-sensorial design concepts.

Next to her day-to-day, fueled by her creative curiosity and her poetic approach to design, she participated in workshops across multiple disciplines from City planning for Almere Haven to furniture design brainstorm for Minotti at Milano Design week. Equally enthusiastic about sharing the power of design, she has been a guest lecturer at the Delft University of Architecture and is a huge proponent of working with young talents from various design disciplines.

Agnes is a true global citizen who calls Amsterdam, Paris and Los Angeles home. If not discovering new cities, architects or stores, she prefers to enjoy the Moroccan desert as a retreat from the metropolitan life she is exposed to day to day.