Our founders Jörg Schlaich (*1934-2021) and Rudolf Bergermann (*1941) were guided by the principle of Baukultur (the culture of building and the building of culture) and shaped our office and work around the holistic art of structural engineering coupled with a strong social commitment. Their belief that “the art of building is indivisible” is fundamental to our work today.
art of building is indivisible
1953 – 1959
Jörg Schlaich during his studies of civil engineering, Technische Hochschule Stuttgart, TU Berlin
1959 – 1961
Jörg Schlaich, Lecturer, Master of Science, Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland OH, USA
1961 – 1966
Rudolf Bergermann: Studies of civil engineering, Technische Hochschule Stuttgart
Jörg Schlaich starts working with Leonhardt und Andrä, Stuttgart
Jörg Schlaich: PhD, Technische Hochschule Stuttgart, Fritz Leonhardt, F. W. Bornscheuer
Start of planning, Olympic Roof, Munich
Rudolf Bergermann starts working with Leonhardt und Andrä
Jörg Schlaich becomes partner with Leonhardt und Andrä
Jörg Schlaich nominated full Professor, Technische Hochschule Stuttgart, Institut für Massivbau
Consistant design and detailing of RC structures using Strut-and-Tie Models (STM)
Attempt to revive shell construction with fibre RC
Thin metall membranes for light roofs and solar dishes
„Deutscher Stahlbaupreis“: Solar Updraft Tower – Pilot Plant Manzanares
Jörg Schlaich und Rudolf Bergermann establish Schlaich + Partner
Jörg Schlaich: First Honorary Doctor, Universität Hannover
Development of tooth connectors for the transfer of large concentrated loads from steel into concrete
Holistic approach and assessment of engineering structures
Jörg Schlaich und Rudolf Bergermann are awarded the Fritz-Schumacher-Preis
Hans Schober becomes partner of schlaich bergermann und partner and later takes over the managing direction of the new office in New York.
Andreas Keil becomes partner of schlaich bergermann und partner
Jörg Schlaich: Emil-Mörsch-Denkmünze
Wolfgang Schiel becomes partner of schlaich bergermann und partner and later takes over the solar division.
Excursion of the office to Berlin
Mike Schlaich, Andreas Keil, Knut Göppert and Sven Plieninger travel to Paris for the exhibition L’Art de l’Ingenieur
Knut Göppert becomes partner of schlaich bergermann und partner
Mike Schlaich becomes partner of schlaich bergermann und partner
Sven Plieninger becomes partner of schlaich bergermann und partner
Jörg Schlaich gets honoured with the Werner von Siemens Ring.
Jörg Schlaich is awarded the Fritz-Leonhardt-Preis
Knut Göppert, Andreas Keil, Sven Plieninger and Mike Schlaich become the new partners and Directors of schlaich bergermann und partner
leicht_weit exhibition at the German Architecture Museum (DAM) in Frankfurt
Mike Schlaich is appointed as professor, Chair of Conceptual and Structural Design at the Technische Universität Berlin
schlaich bergermann und partner goes to America: inauguration of the office in New York with Hans Schober as Managing Director
Summer fairytale I „The FIFA Football World Cup in Germany under our roofs“
Rudolf Bergermann receives an honorary doctorate from the Technical University in Cottbus
Jochen Gugeler becomes checking engineer, founding of “Beratende Ingenieure für Standsicherheit” with him and Mike Schlaich as managing directors
Excursion of all offices (Stuttgart, Berlin, New York) to Madrid
Knut Stockhusen is appointed to the extended management board
Michael Werwigk is appointed to the extended management board
Markus Balz is appointed to the extended management board
Christiane Sander becomes Lighting Design Lead
Michael Stein becomes Managing Director of our New York office
Foundation of our office in São Paulo, Brazil by Knut Stockhusen with Miriam Sayeg as Managing Director
Boris Reyher becomes director in our Berlin office
Summer fairytale II: „FIFA World Cup in South Africa“
Michael Stein becomes a Bedford Visiting professor at the Renssellaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York
Mike Schlaich and Knut Göppert become member of the Construction Convention (Baukonvent)
Relocation of our headquarters to Schwabstr. 43
Gerhard Weinrebe becomes director of sbp sonne gmbh
Philipp Wenger is appointed Director
Foundation of our office in Shanghai, China by Sven Plieninger with Wei Chen as director
Office Excursion to the Olympic Park in Munich
Prof. Dr. Jörg Schlaich celebrates his 80th birthday with a weekend of workshops and social events with the presence of our offices from around the world in Berlin
First eBook of schlaich bergermann und partner is launched
Summer fairytale III: Germany wins the Football World Cup 2014 in Brazil
Knut Stockhusen joins the Board of Directors
Christoph Paech becomes Associate of schlaich bergermann und partner
Inauguration of a new office branch in Paris, France, with Michael Zimmermann as Managing Director
Office ski trip to Hochfügen, Austria
Lorenz Haspel becomes a director
In December, multilayered—engineered variety, the new book by schlaich bergermann partner is published in German (original language) and English.
Robert Hellyer is appointed associate director in New York
Herminie Metzger is appointed associate director in Paris
Andreas Pfadler becomes associate director in Paris
Daniel Gebreiter becomes Conceptual Design Lead
Ana Llinares becomes Building Information Modeling (BIM) Lead
Inauguration of a new office branch in Madrid, Spain.
In the beginning of the year, Jannika Erichsen and Stefan Kammerer are appointed as directors.
David Sommer becomes Director in our branch office in Shanghai.
In 2021, Enrique Goberna and Frank Schächner become directors.
Jörg Schlaich passes away on September 4 in Berlin at the age of 86. His life and legacy will continue to shape the work and identity of schlaich bergermann partner.
At the beginning of the year, Enrique Goberna is appointed Managing Director of our Madrid office
Mathias Widmayer becomes a director
Foundation of our new branch office in Los Angeles, USA
Thomas Schoknecht becomes director of sbp Prüfingenieure gmbh
Alf Oschatz becomes Managing Director of sbp sonne gmbh