Thorsten Helbig is co-founder of Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering based in Stuttgart, New York and Berlin. As Managing Partner of the New York office, Thorsten believes excellence in engineering begins with curiosity in architecture. With a desire to explore the inherent potential in the architectural intention, he and his team generate innovative solutions by knowing when to take risks and look beyond conventions, basing their approach on a deep understanding of material performance and the latest technology. At the heart of the design process are collaboration and teamwork, and the resolve to support interesting and ambitious projects. With this mindset, Thorsten sees that innovation in engineering can become a catalyst for distinct architectural expression. His work with renowned design offices propels him to continually seek the unexpected.