Casper Mueller Kneer Architects

Casper Mueller Kneer Architects was established in 2010 by architectural practices Mueller Kneer Associates in London (AJ Corus 40 Under 40 Award 2005) and Büro Jens Casper in Berlin (German Architecture Award for Concrete 2008).

Since then the practice has developed a particular reputation for producing spaces for the arts, culture and fashion.

Recent projects include the critically acclaimed galleries for White Cube in Bermondsey, London, several collaborations with Paris based fashion house Céline worldwide, a housing development in London, the new Headquarter Building for the Ministry of Sound in London and exhibition designs for the Wellcome Trust in London and the Jewish Museum in Berlin.

The practice works on a wide range of briefs and scales, from cultural spaces and buildings, to private and commercial interiors, down to the design of bespoke furniture. The practice specialises in highly individualised solutions that are developed in a collaborative relationship with the client. Each project is directed by at least one of the partners, who will work closely with the client on the design and follow its implementation through in detail.

The practice has received many awards, including an RIBA National Award, a Civic Trust Commendation, the AIA UK Design Excellence Award, the AJ Retrofit Award, The Chicago Atheneum International Architecture Award and an Architzer A+ global Award amongst others.

Casper Mueller Kneer is a private limited company registered in the UK with offices in London and Berlin. The practice has an international team and reach, with current projects located in Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Germany and the UK.

Clients include

  • Céline
  • Curzon Cinemas
  • Boros Collection / Christian and Karen Boros
  • FACT, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology
  • Guinness Trust
  • ICA, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
  • Karla Otto
  • KulturRegion Stuttgart
  • MADE, Midland Architecture and the Designed Enviroment
  • Museum Ludwig, Cologne
  • Preview Berlin
  • Anselm Reyle
  • Julian Rosefeldt
  • Benedikt Taschen
  • University of Wales Aberystwyth
  • Wellcome Trust
  • WDR, Westdeutscher Rundfunk
  • White Cube
  • Yang Li

Jens Casper

Jens is a founding partner of Casper Mueller Kneer. He studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen. He he was employed in Berlin, Cologne and Aachen before co-founding Realarchitektur in 2003, which ranked amonst the ’101 of the world´s most exciting new architects’ in the Wallpaper* Directory 2007. In 2008, Jens set up Büro Jens Casper and Casper Mueller Kneer two years later.

Jens held several teaching positions at TU Berlin, was Unit Master at the AA Berlin Laboratory, and Guest Professor at the BTU Cottbus. Jens is a member of the Association of German Architects (BDA) and the ‘Convention for Building Culture’, a body that promotes good design.

Marianne Mueller

Marianne is a founding partner of Casper Mueller Kneer. She is a graduate of TU Darmstadt and the Architectural Association in London. She worked with ‘CHORA’ / Raoul Bunschoten before establishing Mueller Kneer Associates in 1997, a practice that has been recognised as one of the leading young practices in the UK.

Marianne is a Professor for Architectural Design at the MSA l Münster School of Architecture. She has previously taught at the University of East London, was Guest Professor at the TU Berlin and Unit Master at the Architectural Association. She was Programme Director of the AA Berlin Laboratory and the Concrete Geometries Research Cluster.

Olaf Kneer

Olaf is managing director of Casper Mueller Kneer and founding partner. He trained at University of Dortmund and the Architectural Association in London. He worked with Ian Ritchie and Llewelyn-Davies before establishing Mueller Kneer Associates in 1997 and Casper Mueller Kneer in 2010.

Olaf taught Urban Design with Colin Fournier at the UCL Bartlett and was Unit Master at the Architectural Association. He is currently co-directing the AA Berlin Laboratory. Since 2007 Olaf has been a panel member of the Newham Design Review Panel (DRP) and the MADE Review Board providing professional design advice on key architectural developments, helping to improve the quality of urban design and architecture through the planning process.

Current and Previous Team

George Barer, Vicente Hernandez, Olivia Forty, Alessio Fini, Sabrina Rothe, Tobias Rabold, Ralf Heckmann, Valentina Grittini, Andre Diaz, Yoshitaka Futjimaki, Kyung Tae Jung, Graham Sproul, Aya Okada, Chi Mai Lan, Alessandro Burro, Tobie Verlaye, Matthias Grabe, Marian Manten, Michael J Williams, Fabian Neuhaus, Wolfgang Frese, Borja Gonzàlez Ferrer-Vidal

Company Information

Company no. 7359716, VAT reg. no. 997 4455 53
Registered in England and Wales
registered at Sir Robert Peel House, 178 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NJ

Chartered Memberships

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), UK, Olaf Kneer registration no.: 10778349
Architect’s Registration Board (ARB), UK, Marianne Mueller registration no.: 072568D
Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA) Germany, Jens Casper
Architektenkammer Berlin (AKB) Germany, Jens Casper registration no.: 11055

Berufsrechtliche Regelungen

Berliner Architekten- und Baukammergesetz (ABKG) vom 6. Juli 2006, zuletzt geändert durch Gesetz vom 18. November 2009 (GVBl. S. 674)
Verordnung über die Honorare für Architekten- und Ingenieurleistungen (Honorarordnung für Architekten und Ingenieure Ð HOAI) vom 11. August 2009

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