Engineering, Design and Sustainability
Werner Sobek stands throughout the world for engineering, design and sustainability. The company has offices in Stuttgart, Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Moscow, New York, and Sao Paulo. The work of Werner Sobek is defined by premium design on the basis of high-class engineering combined with sophisticated green technologies. Founded in 1992, the studio has more than 200 employees and works on all types of buildings and materials. Special emphasis lies on lightweight structural design, transparent facade systems, and sustainable building concepts. The company works with many leading architects such as Norman Foster, Helmut Jahn, Christoph Ingenhoven, Rem Koolhaas, Dominique Perrault, and others. Owner of the firm is Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Werner Sobek. He is architect, consulting engineer, and checking engineer for all fields of structural engineering. As a successor to architect Frei Otto and structural engineer Jörg Schlaich, Werner Sobek heads the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design at the University of Stuttgart. In addition, he is also Mies van der Rohe Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago as well as member of the board of the German Sustainable Building Council DGNB (2008 – 2010 president).