“Sweco Architects” are a group of over 200 architects within Sweco GmbH and its subsidiary Jo. Franzke Generalplaner GmbH. Sweco stands for high technical quality, commitment to customer relationships and responsibility for project success. Together with their colleagues from Technical Building Equipment (TGA) and Structural Design, Sweco Architects implement ambitious projects. The integrated support of construction projects and the comprehensive consideration of customer requirements are at the centre of their activities. In the 2020 World Architecture 100 Ranking carried out by the British magazine Building Design (BD), Sweco occupies 5th place and therefore ranks among the five largest architecture firms worldwide. With more than 1,300 architects, we are the largest architecture office in Europe.
Over the past few decades, maintaining existing building structures and adapting them to current demands has become more and more important. After German reunification, there was increased demand for renovation tasks, particularly in the eastern states. Here, but also in the western
states, many buildings from the fifties to the seventies show signs of a maintenance backlog.
Architects have an intensified historical awareness and are able to handle historical evidence of architectural and engineering skill more responsibly, which are among the reasons why they are in high demand when monument-protection concerns need to be implemented knowledgeably in reconstruction and renovation measures.
The sustainability aspect is particularly important during renovation: We renovate your buildings in a responsible way that conserves resources, but also pay attention to the cost effectiveness of these actions.
Our expertise ranges from renovating structures from the Middle Ages to the renovation and reconstruction of Wilhelminian buildings such as banks and other professional buildings, to the modernisation of residential, office and commercial buildings from the post-war period.