About us

Photos: Paul Bauer and Franz&Sue/Louai Abdul Fattah

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.


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.«


»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 founding 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. Since January 2022, long-time employees Corinna Toell and Björn Haunschmid-Wakolbinger have strengthened the management team of Franz&Sue as new partners.

The seven partners of Franz&Sue are Harald Höller, Björn Haunschmid-Wakolbinger, Michael Anhammer, Erwin Stättner, Robert Diem, Corinna Toell und Christian Ambos (FLTR). Photo: Max Kropitz


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


  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 more than 50 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
2022»Architektur von Menschen für Menschen«Interview Architektur Fachmagazin "People"
2021»Die neue Bescheidenheit«Interview im KURIER-Magazin "Architektur"
2021»Zum Elefanten fusioniert«Building Times
2021»Quartiershaus Stadtelefant in Wien«Detail
2020»Architektur ohne Eitelkeiten«Intermezzo mit Franz&Sue auf Radio Ö1
2020»Geschichten aus dem Lockdown« Video zur Vortragsreihe Stadtansichten
2020»Das Nichtperfekte ermöglicht vieles« Interview mit WohnenPlus
2020»Rendezvous mit Franz&Sue«   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»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
2013»An Architect’s Eye to the Future« The Wall Street Journal
2022»Einfach (Um)Nutzen«Vortrag, Architekturzentrum Wien
2021»What is measurable in architecture?«Vortrag, Piran Days of Architecture
2021»Design the design process!«Vortrag, TU Wien
2021ArchitekturumtrunkVortrag, Hochschule RheinMain, Wiesbaden
2021»Combining digital and analogue working methods«Vortrag, Graphisoft Building Together
2021»Stadtbausteine für lebendige Quartiere«Vortrag, DETAIL-Kongress 2021, München
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
2019TURN ON 2019Vortrag, ORF RadioKulturhaus Wien
2018YoVA4 - Young Viennese Architects and Landscape ArchitectsVortrag und Ausstellungseröffnung, Istanbul
2018TURN ON 2018Vortrag, ORF RadioKulturhaus Wien
2017House of the World 2017Lecture, Ljubljana
2017»Small-Scale City, Space for Children«Lecture Days of Architecture ‘17, Banja Luka
2014Pecha Kucha NightVortrag, Sarajevo


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Foto: Louai Abdul Fattah
Louai Abdul Fattah
Draftsman, photographer
Foto: Architect DI Christian Ambos
Architect DI Christian Ambos
Founding partner
Managing partner
Foto: Ing. Oliver Amschl
Ing. Oliver Amschl
Building economics
Foto: Architect DI Michael Anhammer
Architect DI Michael Anhammer
Founding partner
Managing partner
Foto: Fabienne Beyer
Fabienne Beyer
Graphic design, on leave
Foto: Architektin DI Regina Blauensteiner
Architektin DI Regina Blauensteiner
Department head construction engineering
Foto: DI Magdalena Brodka
DI Magdalena Brodka
Architect, on leave
Foto: DI Friederike Dammaß
DI Friederike Dammaß
Architect, on leave
Foto: Miriam Dibiasi, BA BA
Miriam Dibiasi, BA BA
Office Management, Human Resources
Foto: Architect DI Robert Diem
Architect DI Robert Diem
Founding partner
Managing partner
Foto: DI Linda Ercusi
DI Linda Ercusi
Architect, Construction engineering
Foto: Mag.a Maren Fellner
Mag.a Maren Fellner
Department head human resource management
Foto: Architect DI Roland Frey-Müller
Architect DI Roland Frey-Müller
Architect, Construction engineering
Foto: DI Ursula Gau
DI Ursula Gau
Architect, head of residential building
Foto: DI Gabriel Garcia-Gordillo
DI Gabriel Garcia-Gordillo
Foto: Mag.a Elisabeth Gruber
Mag.a Elisabeth Gruber
Office Management
Foto: Ing. Michael Hanzl
Ing. Michael Hanzl
Department head construction project management
Foto: Architect DI Barbara Hohensinn
Architect DI Barbara Hohensinn
Foto: Architect DI Harald Höller
Architect DI Harald Höller
Founding partner
Managing partner
Foto: DI Diana Jarinčiková
DI Diana Jarinčiková
Architect, on leave
Foto: Mihail Karakolev, BSc
Mihail Karakolev, BSc
Junior architect, construction engineering
Foto: Architect DI Thomas Karl
Architect DI Thomas Karl
Foto: DI Alba Keneta-Mandija
DI Alba Keneta-Mandija
Foto: DI Josef Kern
DI Josef Kern
Architect, Construction engineering, on leave
Foto: DI Dr. Daniel Krawczyk
DI Dr. Daniel Krawczyk
Architect, project management
Foto: Lukas Kroboth, BSc
Lukas Kroboth, BSc
Construction project management
Foto: DI Martino Friederico Libisch
DI Martino Friederico Libisch
Architect, team leader, on leave
Foto: DI(FH) Tanja Marben
DI(FH) Tanja Marben
Architect, Department head interior
Foto: DI Katarína Martoňáková
DI Katarína Martoňáková
Foto: Asmir Mehic, BSc
Asmir Mehic, BSc
Architect, visualization
Foto: DI Silvia Mládenková Fritsch
DI Silvia Mládenková Fritsch
Foto: Architect DI (FH) Timo Mörsel
Architect DI (FH) Timo Mörsel
Foto: Ing.arch. Lucie Najvarová, MArch
Ing.arch. Lucie Najvarová, MArch
Foto: Anna-Katharina Nickel, BSc
Anna-Katharina Nickel, BSc
Junior Architect
Foto: DI Elisabeth Nobl
DI Elisabeth Nobl
Architect, on leave
Foto: DI Laura Posadinu
DI Laura Posadinu
Architect, on leave
Foto: DI Thomas Prlić
DI Thomas Prlić
Public Relations, Communications
Foto: DI Claude Probst
DI Claude Probst
Architect, Department head competition
Foto: DI Kristina Riche, MSc
DI Kristina Riche, MSc
Architect, project management
Foto: DI Thomas Rögelsperger
DI Thomas Rögelsperger
Architect, project management
Foto: Jan Niklas Schöpf, MArch
Jan Niklas Schöpf, MArch
Architect, 3D modelling
Foto: Architect DI Erwin Stättner
Architect DI Erwin Stättner
Founding partner
Managing partner
Foto: DI (FH) Nicole Tanneberger
DI (FH) Nicole Tanneberger
Foto: Architect DI Zsolt Toarniczky
Architect DI Zsolt Toarniczky
Foto: DI Lucie Vencelidesová
DI Lucie Vencelidesová
Architect, team leader
Foto: DI Barbara Wagner
DI Barbara Wagner
Architect, Interior
Foto: DI Clemens Werb
DI Clemens Werb
Architect, Department head project management
Foto: DI (FH) Simone Wesp
DI (FH) Simone Wesp
Architect, project management


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