Prof. Stefan Behnisch
Founding Partner, Behnisch Architekten
Stuttgart, Munich, Boston, Los Angeles

Stefan Behnisch is the founding partner of Behnisch Architekten. Born in Stuttgart, he studied philosophy and economic sciences in Munich, followed by architecture in Karlsruhe, Germany. Prior to establishing his own practice in 1989, he worked as an architect at Behnisch & Partner, the practice founded by his father, Prof. Günter Behnisch. Stefan Behnisch’s firm, Behnisch Architekten, became independent in 1991 and established a reputation for developing innovative sustainable buildings, such as the Institute for Forestry and Nature Research in Wageningen, The Netherlands. The practice has expanded and opened independent offices together with individual partners in Los Angeles, CA (1999/2011), Boston, MA (2006), and Munich (2008). With a design portfolio that includes master planning, public buildings, healthcare clinics, sports facilities, redevelopment, offices, schools, museums, as well as product and graphical design, Stefan Behnisch strives to design inclusive buildings that provide maximum benefit to all users. Many of the firm’s build-ings have been honored by prestigious institutions and industry organizations alike.In 2008, Stefan Behnisch was named Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He has also taught at several institutions as Visiting Professor, including the Yale School of Architecture; the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia, and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Switzerland.