Foster + Partners
London | England
Stefan Behling is a head of studio and a member of the Design Board at Foster + Partners. He has responsibility for an international portfolio of projects, varying in scale from strategic masterplans to a wide range of educational, commercial,
residential and cultural buildings. He has a diploma in Architecture from the University of Aachen (RWTH) and joined the practice in 1987. He is a passionate advocate of sustainable design. He leads the research and the use of new materials and methods in construction, and established the Material Research Centre (MRC). He is also responsible for the Specialist Modelling Group (SMG) at the practice, a multi-disciplinary, project-driven research team consisting of architects, engineers, mathematicians, building physicists and environmental scientists who are experts in all aspects of environmental analysis, computational design and digital fabrication. Important projects: Reichstag, Berlin; Commerzbank Hauptquartier, Frankfurt; Apple Hauptquartier, San Cupertino; Kuwait International Airport.