Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Werner Sobek

Brett Taylor

Country Representative, Germany (2010-present)
Award Recipient, Fazlur Khan Medal (2005)
Committee, Awards (2011, 2012)
Conference, Session Chair (Stuttgart, 2003)
Conference, Speaker (Stuttgart, 2003)

Stuttgart, Germany

Werner Sobek Group

Architect and structural engineer Werner Sobek is the Mies van der Rohe Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology and head of the famous Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) of the University of Stuttgart. As successor to architect Frei Otto and engineer Joerg Schlaich, Werner Sobek advocates a unique approach of bringing architects and engineers together, both during their training and in their professional activities.

While the ILEK specializes on the research into new materials and new concepts for lightweight and adaptive structures, Werner Sobek Group is one of the leading engineering consultancies in Europe. It excels through excellent engineering combined with first-rate design of constructional elements and sophisticated concepts for sustainable buildings. Werner Sobek has offices in Stuttgart, Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Moscow, New York, and Sao Paulo.

The works of Werner Sobek have been awarded numerous awards and distinctions, e. g. the DuPont Benedictus Award, the European Gluelam Award, the Fritz Schumacher Award, the iF Design Award, the SEAOI Structural Engineering Award, AIA awards of the American Institute of Architecture, the Hugo Haering Award, the Fazlur Rahman Khan Medal and the UIA’s Auguste Perret Prize.