Behnisch Architekten was founded in 1989 and currently operates out of three offices – Stuttgart, Munich, and Boston. These offices are directed by Stefan Behnisch and his partners Robert Hösle (Munich), Robert Matthew Noblett (Boston) as well as Stefan Rappold and Jörg Usinger (Stuttgart). Originally established as a branch office of Günter Behnisch’s practice Behnisch & Partner, who designed the facilities for the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972 and the German Parliament building in Bonn, the Stuttgart office became independent in 1991 and has subsequently developed into an international practice with offices in Stuttgart, Los Angeles/ California (1999-2011), Boston/Massachusetts (since 2006), and Munich (since 2009).
We, as architects, are driven by the belief that our surroundings directly influence the quality of our lives, whether in the workplace, at home or in the public spaces in between. This emphasis on the social dimension is fundamental to our design philosophy, which takes as its starting point the acknowledgment that architecture is generated by the needs of people, needs that may be spiritual as well as being material.