Our office has now been present in Berlin for 10 years. When Mike Schlaich became a professor for conceptual and structural design of concrete structures at Technische Universität Berlin in 2005, a permanent branch office of schlaich bergermann partner was also established. Even though it was clear from the beginning that we were in for the long run, the first 10 years have gone by in no time.
Even before that, we had been involved in numerous outstanding projects in Berlin from our Stuttgart head office. In the past 10 years we have watched the Berlin architects and consultants scene grow and develop into a German and international hub. Being part of this process has been exciting and our network of architects and other consultants has been steadily expanding and reinforcing itself.
Starting with only two employees, we are now 15 structural engineers and technicians. Our projects and tasks are not regionally limited to Berlin and Germany, but rather found throughout the whole world.
As a true subsidiary of the Stuttgart head office, here in Berlin we commit ourselves to the values and the tradition of schlaich bergermann partner. At the same time we are constantly pursuing the goal of making positive contributions to Baukultur, the cultural process of building.
Also in our checking engineering activities for various building projects in Berlin and its surroundings, we act as reliable and proactive partners of clients and consultants.
The first 10 years in Berlin also means 10 years of direct connection to the research activities at TU Berlin, for example in the fields of infra light-weight concrete for housing projects or the application of carbon fibres for high-strength tie members. Being able to directly transfer research achievements into practice is a great benefit for our work.