Volker Staab

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Volker StaabAn important emphasis in our work lies in consolidating the complex conditions for architecture into a simple, plausible design. Contextual, functional, economic and technical considerations are given equal weight here to formal aspects that develop from the logic of a building volume. The treatment of the topography of the specific site, the interpretation and incorporation of existing structural conditions, as well as the modern use of in some cases regional materials come together to form a matrix out of which the respective concepts are then developed. Concentrating on the essential is central to our work, an approach pursued by way of the cautious, conceptual deployment of form, material and colour in every last detail. Applying this philosophy, our office devotes itself to a broad spectrum of building tasks, ranging from new structures sensitively inserted in urban and rural environments to conversions and reinterpretations of listed buildings. Our main areas of endeavour are the planning and execution of cultural institutions, facilities for research and education, and office and administration buildings.

Volker Staab
Born in Heidelberg in 1957
Studied architecture at the ETH Zurich
Graduated with “Diplom” degree in 1983
Founded the architectural office in 1991
Shared office and cooperation with Alfred Nieuwenhuizen on various projects since1996
2002–2004 Visiting professor at the Technical University of Berlin
2005–2007 Visiting professor at the University of Applied Sciences Münster
2005 Member of the Academy of the Arts in Berlin
Partnership (GmbH) with Alfred Nieuwenhuizen since 2007
2008 Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
2008-2009 Visiting professor at the University of the Arts in Stuttgart
2011 BDA Grand Prix
Professor at the Technical University of Braunschweig since 2012

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