“I believe in architecture as a source of greatest pleasure and a practice of constant doubt.”

Holger Hoffmann is a registered architect (AKNW: 100445) and co-founder of our office. While he loves practising as an architect, he also enjoys the opportunities of an even more speculative engagement with the discipline that come from his involvement in academia for more than two decades.

Accordingly, he has spent much of his time and energy exploring architecture at various European universities since 2003, such as TU Delft, Städelschule Architecture Class, Münster School of Architecture, ABK Stuttgart, Berlage Institute or Hochschule OWL. After a formative period at the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, Germany, from 2007-11, he, today, holds a Professorship for ‚Techniques of Representation and Design‘ at the University of Wuppertal since 2011.

As an architect he worked with UNStudio, Amsterdam, from 2002 until 2008. Here he has been responsible for the design of projects worldwide, among which the Lelystad Theatre, The Netherlands, Five Franklin Place Apartments, New York, and Ardmore Residences in Singapore. Previously Holger collaborated with UNStudio/United Architects, New York, on the competition entry for the World Trade Center site in 2002, and with Bolles+Wilson, Münster, on several projects and competitions in 2000/2001.

Holger received a postgraduate architecture diploma (SAC) in 2004 from Staatliche Hochschule der Bildenden Künste, Städelschule, Frankfurt. Furthermore he holds a professional degree in architecture Dipl.-Ing.(FH) from Münster School of Architecture, Germany. Before studying architecture he has been educated as a mason apprentice.

Holger was awarded with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung-scholarship (2002-2004) and the Taut Preis 2005 of the German Architects Chamber, Berlin. Since 2013 he is a member of Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA).