Partner, Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering, Stuttgart, GERMANY
Professor, Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE)
Adaptive Building Skins
2015 ICONIC AWARDS in the category ‚Concept – Visionary Architecture‘ for addidas meet and eat (Architect: cobe Copenhagen)
2015 Staatspreis Baukultur Baden Württemberg für Hospitalhof Stuttgart (Architect Lederer Ragnarsdottir Oei)
2014 architizer A+ awards’ in the following categories: popular winner architecture + engineering / popular winner airports / jury winner airports for Shenzhen Airport
2014 ICONIC AWARDS
German Steel Construction Award
2013 Emerging Architecture
2012 International Bionic Award for flectofin
2006 RIBA International Awards
Jan Knippers specialises in complex parametrical generated structures for roofs and façades, as well as the use of innovative materials such as glass-fibre reinforced polymers. Since 2000 Jan Knippers is head of the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (itke) at the faculty for architecture and urban design at the University of Stuttgart and involved in many research projects on fiber based materials and biomimetics in architecture.
He is also partner and co-founder of Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering with offices in Stuttgart, New York City (since 2009) and Berlin (since 2014). The focus of their work is on efficient structural design for international and architecturally demanding projects. Jan Knippers completed his studies of civil engineering at the Technical University of Berlin in 1992 with the award of a PhD.