Werner Sobek Stuttgart
Werner Sobek Stuttgart provides engineering services not only for numerous highrises and other buildings, but also for mega-projects such as Sutttgart’s new underground railway station or Qatar’s new National Museum. The focus of Werner Sobek Stuttgart lies on the engineering of structures and facades. However, in cooperation with sister offices in Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Moskau, New York, and Stuttgart, WSS also offers other services in the areas of engineering, design, and sustainability. The work of Werner Sobek is defined by premium design on the basis of high-class engineering combined with sophisticated green technologies. Founded in 1992, the group of companies has now more than 220 employees. They work on all types of buildings and materials. Special emphasis lies on lightweight structural design, transparent facade systems, and sustainable building concepts. The group was founded by Prof. Werner Sobek. As a successor to architect Frei Otto and structural engineer Jörg Schlaich, Werner Sobek heads the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) at the University of Stuttgart. In addition, from 2008 until 2014 he was also Mies van der Rohe Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.