Associate Director, Knippers Helbig
Roman joined Knippers Helbig in 2007; since 2016 he is member of the board of directors.
As both an Architect and Certified Facades Engineer, Roman leads the Knippers Helbig facades team in New York City and Stuttgart.
His association to structural engineering, environmental design and deep knowledge of the latest fabrication techniques allow him to transfer structural efficiency and thermal performance into façade design. The center aspiration of this work is to create a balanced link between architectural motivated and performance-driven design.
At the beginning of the century Roman worked on a number of outstanding and internationally published projects in Asia, such as the Massimiliano Fuksas – designed ~1mile long free formed terminal of the Bao’an International Airport in Shenzhen or the 0.7 mile long main axis for the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
In the second decade of this century projects in the United States came to the fore. Roman portfolio include projects like the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles – designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston – designed by Steven Holl Architects, or Harvard University’s Science and Engineering Complex in Boston – designed by Behnisch Architects.