About us

Photos: Paul Bauer

Today our team of more than 90 people from 18 countries represents one of the most successful and innovative architecture practices in Austria. Our architecture is clear, reduced, and committed to quality. For us, dialogue at eye level is of utmost importance.

Philosophy

Franz&Sue&walk the talk.

»We stand by our words. Always. This is what makes us a reliable partner, ready to walk short or longer paths, and winding roads, too.«

Franz&Sue&diligence.

»We pay great attention to quality. That’s why we invest just as much time, energy, and devotion at the end of a project as in the beginning. And any point in between.«

Franz&Sue&the free radical.

»We believe in relevance beyond fashion trends. That’s why our architecture is clear, radical, and sustainable. Made by people for people, not for prestige or short-lived vogues.«

Franz&Sue&breaking routines.

»Contradictions and differences are essential to our approach, for they reveal new perspectives and potentials and keep us self-critical.«

Franz&Sue&the No.

»We stick to our values and take our responsibility to everyone who encounters our architecture very seriously. Therefore, a No is just as important to us as a Yes.«

From Architects with Love

We, the five partners at Franz&Sue, first met during our studies in architecture at TU Wien. After graduation we founded two independent architecture practices in Vienna: one as Franz, the other as Sue. In our legendary Fight Club discussion rounds we realised that not only do we share the same approach to architecture, but we also speak the same language when it comes to our business culture and our commitment to building culture. Then, in May 2017, we merged to form Franz&Sue.

The executive partners of Franz&Sue are Christian Ambos, Erwin Stättner, Michael Anhammer, Robert Diem, and Harald Höller (FLTR). Photo: Max Kropitz

Stadtelefant

Our city quarter house and architecture cluster Stadtelefant is a project that’s close to our hearts: an office building right beside Vienna Main Station in the new Sonnwendviertel neighbourhood, which we designed, developed, financed, and built together with affiliated architecture offices, institutions, and companies in the sector. We have been working here since the end of 2018.

Mimi im Stadtelefant cooks fresh food for us every day. We eat lunch together in our in-house cafeteria and network with other architectural enthusiasts at events.

Photo: Andreas Buchberger

Success

  Franz&Sue&learning from one another.

»We are general planners who work in big interdisciplinary teams. We have learned to listen carefully and give the best idea priority over hierarchical structures. We’re convinced that architecture can truly succeed when there is a common vision and everyone puts their vanity aside now and then.«

  Franz&Sue&letting go.

»We believe that good architecture must be able to survive in the world on its own. This means withstanding changes and proving its adaptability, no matter how it is used. When we let go of our designs in the end, they must be able exist without us. Only then have we done everything right and can celebrate what we have created.«

Photo: David Schreyer

After the competition is before the competition

The majority of our projects evolve out of architectural competitions. In the past years we have won a total of 40 competitions in the realm of educational, residential, and office buildings. At the moment 25 projects are in progress, including 12 educational facilities, 8 residential projects, and 5 public buildings.

In 2020 Franz&Sue were awarded the Lower Austrian Culture Prize in the category Architecture. Our projects were previously honoured with the Clients Award, the Austrian State Prize for Architecture, and the Fiabci World Prix d’Excellence.

 

 

Photo: David Schreyer
2021»Zum Elefanten fusioniert«Building Times
2021»Quartiershaus Stadtelefant in Wien«Detail
2020»Architektur ohne Eitelkeiten«Intermezzo mit Franz&Sue auf Radio Ö1
2020»Räume, die Beziehungen erweitern« Laudatio Kulturpreis des Landes Niederösterreich
2020»Geschichten aus dem Lockdown« Video zur Vortragsreihe Stadtansichten
2020»Lernen mit Leichtigkeit«   Architektur Fachmagazin
2020»Das Nichtperfekte ermöglicht vieles« Interview mit WohnenPlus
2020»Rendezvous mit Franz&Sue«   Portrait und Interview zum competitionline Architektenranking
2019»Ein Elefant für die Stadt« Interview im Immo Kurier
2019»Beyond Instagram« Interview im H.O.M.E. Magazin
2019»Genial Einfach«   Herzblut. 150 Positionen zur Architektur in und um Österreich
2019»Die beste Idee zählt« Interview mit Zement+Beton
2019»Salzburg: Vom Gefängnishof zum öffentlichen Raum« Justizgebäude Salzburg in Die Presse, Spectrum
2017»Sammlungs- und Forschungszentrum der Tiroler Landesmuseen«architektur.aktuell
2017»Wohnen im Mansardenhaus«      NÖ Gestalten Magazin
2014»BORG + NMS Deutsch-Wagram«  Global architecture today
2013»An Architect’s Eye to the Future« The Wall Street Journal
2010»Auf Tuchfühlung gehen«    Amtshaus Ottensheim in Der Standard, Album
2020»Franz&Sue und die vielen Geschichten«Vortrag, architect@work Wien
2020Ausstellungseröffnung ZV BauherrenpreisVortrag, Architekturhaus Salzburg
2020»Sprechen über Architektur«Werkvortrag, Zentralvereinigung der ArchitektInnen Österreichs
2019»Von Wichtigem und Unwichtigem«Vortrag, Kunstuniversität Linz
2019»Gerecht bauen!«Podiumsdiskussion und Buchpräsentation, Az W Wien
2019»Einfach gut«Vortrag Design Dialog, Wien
2019»Reale Räume, reale Begegnungen«Werkvortrag, Kunstuniversität Linz
2019ArhihomeLive & Work, Konferenz, Ljubljana 
2019TURN ON 2019Vortrag, ORF RadioKulturhaus Wien
2019BetonTage 2019Symposium, Neu-Ulm
2018schulRAUMkulturSymposium, OÖ Kulturquartier Linz
2018YoVA4 - Young Viennese Architects and Landscape ArchitectsVortrag und Ausstellungseröffnung, Istanbul
2018»Space of Freedom«Vortrag Days of Architecture 2018, Sarajevo
2018TURN ON 2018Vortrag, ORF RadioKulturhaus Wien
2017House of the World 2017Lecture, Ljubljana
2017»we work, we build, we live«Architekturgespräch, Vitra Wien
2017»Small-Scale City, Space for Children«Lecture Days of Architecture ‘17, Banja Luka
2017»Competition. Aus Zwei wird Eins«12. JUNG Architekturgespräche, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
2017DienstagsreiheWerkvortrag, Hochschule Coburg
2017DenkmalpflegeFachseminar der Initiative Architektur, Salzburg
2015Open House Wien 
2015»Übergänge«Sommerworkshop von Sasa Bradic, Rovinj Kroatien
2015»Vergangenheit trifft Gegenwart, Weiterbauen am Denkmal«Kunsthalle Krems
2015ArchitektIn des Jahres 
2015»Glanz und Elend des Wettbewerbs«Museum der Moderne Salzburg
2015»Architektur als Ausdruck politischer Tendenzen«Seminar, TU Wien
2014Pecha Kucha NightVortrag, Sarajevo
2014Open House Wien 
2014Design in gesellschaftlichem und politischem KontextRingvorlesung, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
2014»working for architecture«Austria goes Kayseri, Türkei
2014»what's up?«Junge Architektur aus England und Österreich, Architekturzentrum Wien
2014Bauen & EnergieMesse Wien
2013»Wohnen und logieren in Wien«Arch+Ing*Tour, Wohnbasis Alpha 11
2013»Making Mistakes«Wonderland, Wien
2012»Neue Identität in Aspern«Architekturtage Wien
2011»Von Form zur Funktion«Hochschule RheinMain, Wiesbaden
2009BaukulturgesprächeEuropean Forum Alpbach
2008GastlectureTU Bratislava
2008Yo.V.A.Young Viennese Architects, Wien
2006architektur in progressWien

Team

  • All
  • Partner
Foto: Louai Abdul Fattah
Louai Abdul Fattah
Draftsman, photographer
Foto: Architect DI Christian Ambos
Architect DI Christian Ambos
Managing partner
Biography
Foto: Ing. Oliver Amschl
Ing. Oliver Amschl
Building economics
Foto: Architect DI Michael Anhammer
Architect DI Michael Anhammer
Managing partner
Biography
Foto: Marvin Baumgartner
Marvin Baumgartner
Building economics
Foto: Architect DI Horst Bernhard
Architect DI Horst Bernhard
Architect
Foto: Architektin DI Regina Blauensteiner
Architektin DI Regina Blauensteiner
Department head construction engineering
Foto: DI Nikola Bunčić
DI Nikola Bunčić
Visualization, architect
Foto: Dipl.-Des. Maša Bušić
Dipl.-Des. Maša Bušić
Graphic design
Foto: Architect DI Robert Diem
Architect DI Robert Diem
Managing partner
Biography
Foto: DI Maximilian Ebner
DI Maximilian Ebner
Interior, architect
Foto: DI Linda Ercusi
DI Linda Ercusi
Architect, on leave
Foto: Michaela Falkensteiner
Michaela Falkensteiner
Finances, office management
Foto: Mag.a Maren Fellner
Mag.a Maren Fellner
Department head human resource management
Foto: DI Lukas Föger
DI Lukas Föger
Construction engineering, architect
Foto: Mag.a Julia Gschmeidler, BSc
Mag.a Julia Gschmeidler, BSc
Public relations
Foto: Ing. Michael Hanzl
Ing. Michael Hanzl
Department head construction project management
Foto: DI Björn Haunschmid-Wakolbinger
DI Björn Haunschmid-Wakolbinger
Department head residential building, architect
Foto: DI Lisa Himmelsbach
DI Lisa Himmelsbach
Project management
Foto: Architect DI Barbara Hohensinn
Architect DI Barbara Hohensinn
Architect
Foto: Architect DI Harald Höller
Architect DI Harald Höller
Managing partner
Biography
Foto: Architect Thomas Huck, MArch
Architect Thomas Huck, MArch
Construction engineering, Architect
Foto: Architect DI Thomas Karl
Architect DI Thomas Karl
Architect
Foto: DI Josef Kern
DI Josef Kern
Construction engineering, Architect
Foto: MgA. David Kovařík, Ph.D.
MgA. David Kovařík, Ph.D.
Architect
Foto: Nina Kreibich
Nina Kreibich
Office Management, on leave
Foto: Lukas Kroboth, BSc
Lukas Kroboth, BSc
Construction project management
Foto: DI Martino Friederico Libisch
DI Martino Friederico Libisch
Architect
Foto: Katarína Martoňáková, BSc
Katarína Martoňáková, BSc
Junior architect, on leave
Foto: mgr inż. arch. Tomasz Przybyła
mgr inż. arch. Tomasz Przybyła
Architect
Foto: Architect DI Erwin Stättner
Architect DI Erwin Stättner
Managing partner
Biography
Foto: Mag.a Maria Szmit
Mag.a Maria Szmit
Public relations, on leave
Foto: Architect DI Zsolt Toarniczky
Architect DI Zsolt Toarniczky
Architect
Foto: Kata Tüz, BA
Kata Tüz, BA
Office management
Foto: Ajdin Vukovic, BA
Ajdin Vukovic, BA
Junior architect
Foto: DI Barbara Wagner
DI Barbara Wagner
Interior, Architect
Foto: DI Clemens Werb
DI Clemens Werb
Department head project management, architect
Foto: Sophie Wiedemann, MSc
Sophie Wiedemann, MSc
BIM Management, Architect

We look forward to your application at:
bewerbung@franzundsue.at

 Photo: Andreas Buchberger

Contact

Franz und Sue ZT GmbH
Bloch-Bauer-Promenade 23/3
1100 Vienna

Office

+43 1 941 52 65–0
office@franzundsue.at

Media contact

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+43 1 941 52 65–56
presse@franzundsue.at

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