Fields of work

Each construction project is unique. It follows that the appropriate architectural solution can only be found on an individual, task-specific basis. Our goal is to develop distinctive and harmonious architecture based on the existing parameters of location, function and budget, that is characterized by resource-conscious longevity. Just as diverse as the design problems, the structures we build are always unique. We welcome this heterogeneity. Concert hall or library, town hall or university, housing or city hall – an autonomous and sustainable contribution to architecture can emerge from each task.

Office structure

Our Stuttgart based office was founded in 2001 by Martin Bez and Thorsten Kock. We are a constantly growing team of about 60 architects. Our commissions primarily result from successful architectural competition entries. The designs are archetypal manifestations of our comprehensive quality standard for architecture. Our common goal is to realize unique, functional and economical buildings. One of our highest priorities is an integrated approach to the design process – from urban design to detail and from first stroke to structural realization.

1967 born in Stuttgart
1987–1989 Correspondence course in architectonic drawing
1989–1996 Studied architecture at the TU Karlsruhe and ETH Zurich (CH)
1996 Diploma under Prof. Jo Coenen and Prof. Arno Lederer
1996–1997 Employed at Jourda + Perraudin Architectes, Lyon (FR)
1997–2000 Employed at Kaag+Schwarz Architekten, Stuttgart
since 2001 Bez+Kock Architekten
2003–2011 Lectureship at the University of Stuttgart, chair of Prof. Dr. Thomas Jocher
2005 Appointment to the BDA Association of German Architects
since 2006 Bez+Kock Generalplaner GmbH
2006–2007 Lectureship at the University of Stuttgart, chair of Prof. Arno Lederer
since 2009 Competition jury member
2017–2018 Subsitute professorship at the TU Darmstadt
2021 Visiting professor at the aac Academy for Architectural Culture in Hamburg
since 2023 Member of the architectural advisory board for the City of Laupheim

Martin Bez

Biography
1966 born in Giengen an der Brenz
1985-1987 Carpentry apprenticeship
1987-1995 Studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart and the Georgia Tech, Atlanta (USA)
1994 Employed at Prof. Sabir Khan, Boston
1995 Diploma under Prof. Boris Podrecca and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Joedicke
1996-1998 Employed at Kaag+Schwarz Architekten, Stuttgart
1998-2000 Employed at Wulf+Partner, Stuttgart
since 2001 Bez+Kock Architekten
2004-2006 Lectureship at the University of Stuttgart, chair of Prof. Dr. Thomas Jocher
2005 Appointment to the BDA Association of German Architects
since 2006 Bez+Kock Generalplaner GmbH
2006-2007 Lectureship at the University of Stuttgart, chair of Prof. Arno Lederer
2010-2021 Lectureship at the University of applied Sciences Stuttgart, Prof. Tobias Wulf
since 2010 Competition jury member
2018-2023 Member of the architectural advisory board for the City of Nurtingen
since 2020 Member of the architectural advisory board for the City of Offenbach
since 2024 Member of the architectural advisory board for the City of Ludwigsburg

Thorsten Kock

Biography

Members of the Executive Board / Team leaders

+Sebastian Linder
1983 born in Stuttgart
2007 Degree in architecture from the University of applied Sciences Stuttgart
2018 Employed at Bez+Kock Architekten
2024 Member of the Executive Board
+Yong Liang
1985 born in Nantong (China)
2016 Degree in architecture from the University of Stuttgart
2018 Employed at Bez+Kock Architekten
2024 Team leader
+Meredith Atkinson
1974 born in New York City
2004 Degree in architecture from the MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2013 Employed at Bez+Kock Architekten
2016 Member of the Executive Board
+Erik Bossog
1975 born in Albstadt-Ebingen
2001 Degree in Architecture from the University of Stuttgart
2010 Employed at Bez+Kock Architekten
2016 Member of the Executive Board
+Tilman Rösch
1975 born in Weinheim
2002 Degree in architecture from the University of applied Sciences Stuttgart / TU Delft
2011 Employed at Bez+Kock Architekten
2016 Member of the Executive Board
+Michael Gaisser
1969 born in Bietigheim-Bissingen
1996 Degree in architecture from the University of Stuttgart / ETH Zurich
2010 Employed at Bez+Kock Architekten
2016 Member of the Executive Board

Members of the Executive Board / Team leaders

Overview

Gudrun Keller / Jonas Lenz / Marc Nuding / Iris Schulenberg / Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Breuning / Eva Caspar / Christopher Horn / Torsten Hannig / Dr. Valerie Spalding

Senior architects

Übersicht

Team

Tarek Amer / Lucas Apfelbacher / Meredith Atkinson / Helena Bartl / Benjamin Beilharz / Sebastian Beinhofer / Martin Bez / Erik Bossog / Hans-Jürgen Breuning / Eva Caspar / Elena Chantzara / Xiaoyu Chen / Arzum Coban / Maria Dallinger / Sabrina Dechant / Anucia Dixon / Martin Feustel / Michael Gaisser / Maren Geiger / Philipp Gengenbach / Fanis Georgiadis / Rouhollah Bobak Ghaderi / Heiko Grimm / Torsten Hannig / Christina Hoffmann / Christiane Hofmann / Christopher Horn / Meike Illeson / Gudrun Keller / Nickolas Kessmeyer / Thorsten Kock / Jule Krüger / Jana Lang / Jonas Lenz / Yong Liang / Sebastian Linder / Nora Lugli / Houda Marhoul / Ann-Kathrin Milch / Marc Nuding / Anna-Katharina Piontek / Andreea Puscasu / Iskander Rauzeev / Stefanie Rehberg / Almut Reuter / Katharina Rindtorff / Tilman Rösch / Thorsten Ruppe / Yvonne Schreiber / Noah Schroeder / Iris Schulenberg / Claudia Schwerdfeger / Katerina Shelegon / Valerie Spalding / Martin Staudenmaier / Paul Steggemann / Harald Strupp / Jun Tan / Rupert Wagner / Qianqian Yin / Yaobin Yuan / Andreas Zacharatos

Student employees

Lisa Albrecht / Max Blake / Sven Fink / Katharina Franken / Alexander Hammes / Malak Ismail / Jonas Klemm / Theelke Kobuch / Xiaolin Liang / Michael Onneken / Johanna Schenk / Sasa Simeckova / Lorena Wörner / Büsra Yonat

Exterior view

Königstraße 84

Interior view

Interior view

Interior view

bez + kock architekten
Generalplaner GmbH
Königstraße 84
70173 Stuttgart
Germany


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