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.

Important 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 Barbican and 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.

The practice has an international team and reach, with projects located in across Europe including Germany and the UK, Asia and North America .

Clients include

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

Jens Casper

Jens 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 graduate of Technical University 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 of Architectural Design and Building Typology at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. She previously taught at the Architectural Association, the University of East London, the Technical University Berlin and the Münster School of Architecture. Marianne is Programme director of the AA Berlin Laboratory and leads the Concrete Geometries Research Cluster, an initiative that explores the relationship between spatial form and social practice.

Olaf Kneer

Olaf 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 was co-director the AA Berlin Laboratory, and had been a long-standing 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, Franziska Senz, Karolina Woch, Jamie Kühn, Tomas Ponetal, Younseo Song, Vid Znidarsic, Alice Evrard, Olivia Forty, Alessio Fini, Sabrina Rothe, Tobias Rabold, 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)
Architect’s Registration Board (ARB)
Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA) Germany
Architektenkammer Berlin (AKB) Germany

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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