Werner Sobek stands throughout the world for engineering, design, and sustainability. The firm has offices in Stuttgart, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Istanbul, Moscow and New York. 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 studio has now more than 350 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 company 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. Since 2017 he is also chairman of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1244 (Adaptive Building Skins and Structures).