The practice initially specialised in projects in the industrial and research sectors, then expanded into residential and administrative developments. “Back then, I had to do something about the reputation architects had – they were generally regarded as house-builders”, recalled Günter Koschany, thinking back to the start of his career and his motivation in those days.
The plan was to develop individual, high-quality buildings in close cooperation with the new owners. To marry technology with architecture in a harmonious manner. That was his ambition. The press at the time said this of him: “In his role as architect he is a master builder, and as a master builder, an aesthete.”
“Everyone has their strengths. And when they complement each other, it is an indispensable asset for a practice!” is how Günter Koschany summarised the collaboration between the two partners in an interview in 2008.
In order to accommodate the growth of the practice, the KZA Board of directors was expanded in January 2019. Since then, Carina Staudemeyer has been the fourth member of the executive committee. The architect has a wealth of experience in planning and project management and most recently worked as a client representative for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.