si_architecture is a highly-focused collaboration.
si_architecture is a globally active, integrated design studio based in Dubai, and active in Berlin, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Sydney and other locations.
si_architecture is Steffen and Igor - a collaborative with a great team. Both founders are known for the vital role they play in advancing sustainable architecture and urbanism.
Three decades experience: they met in 1990, when working at the office of Pritzker-Prize winner Arata Isozaki in Tokyo. Since then, both have been running their own successful practices in Berlin and in Barcelona.
si_architecture founding partners are: Dr. Steffen Lehmann & Dr. Igor Peraza.
si_architecture works on a wide range of scales and typologies, and we are interested in what architecture and urban design can do, providing new opportunities for the user and the public.
With a real passion for sustainable architecture and urban design, the particular strengths of si_architectue is in the following four areas:
High performance energy-efficient architecture and urbanism
Working on complicated inner-city sites, close to historical monuments
Understanding the future of work will be integrated in mixed-use projects,
Green Campus Planning for universities and higher education
Steffen Lehmann & Igor Peraza both met when they worked together from 1990 to 1993 in Tokyo, at the studio of Pritzker Prize winner Arata Isozaki, and since then have been practicing and teaching globally for the last 30 years.
As Founding Principals and thought leaders of si_architecture, Steffen and Igor provide overall vision and project leadership to the firm. Both have a deep understanding of architectural practice.
Our work is research-informed and the mission is to create the world’s most sustainable urban design and architecture. Our built work is the result of winning design competitions, and the work has been exhibited and published globally.
Steffen and Igor form a powerful partnership with complementary skills, leading a highly focused, creative and interdisciplinary team of experts with the ability for rapid decision-making.
Urbanisation is one of the defining challenges of our times. Our understanding of the urban, whether in theory or in practice, has reached a turning point, with cities across the world facing new, complex and challenging conditions that require resilience and adaptation to the impacts of environmental, economic and social change.
si_architecture’s interdisciplinary research is structured in a program of research themes that are central to driving urban innovation – and in which we engage in collaboration with the world’s leading engineers and scientists.
si_architecture’s interdisciplinary studio teaching and lecturing activities, together with a highly focussed research expertise and practice, are centered on their long-standing interest in:
High-Performance Architecture and Urban Form
Role of Public Buildings and Public Space
The next Generation of Smart Mixed-use Neighbourhoods
of Sustainable Urban Design
The Workplace of the Future
Future Interdisciplinary Practice of Architecture
Green Campus Planning and Mobility