Space is a commodity and a total experience simultaneously.
Raum ist Gebrauchsgegenstand und Gesamterfahrung zugleich.

OFICINAA is an award-winning Architecture + Urbanism office that addresses design with a multi-disciplinary approach. Our expertise in different fields of design allows the engagement of a wide range of tools in every project we embrace. Our projects are distinct on scale, program and mediums – from architecture to urban planning, from domestic to civic, from installation to video.

OFICINAA ist ein mehrfach ausgezeichnetes Planungsbüro für Architektur und Städtebau mit einer interdisziplinären Herangehensweise zu Gestaltung und Design. Jedem Projekt widmen wir uns mit Engagement und mit unserem Know-How aus den verschiedensten Bereichen der Planung und Gestaltung. Wir nutzen hierfür die unterschiedlichsten Techniken und Methoden. Unsere Projekte sind individuell in Größe, Nutzung und Umsetzung - von Architektur bis Städtebau, von privat bis öffentlich, von Landschaft zu Installationen und Videos.

Silvia Benedito

Associate-Professor, Master of Architecture and Urban Design (Harvard)

Silvia Benedito brings considerable international experience leading private and urban design projects. Silvia Benedito is associate professor at Harvard, where her research is focused in atmosphere and well-being, as well as micro­climate in landscape and the built environment. At the Harvard Graduate School of Design she is also Co­-Director for the Master Program for Art and Public Domain and Co­-Chair of the Sensory Media Platform.

2000 Architecture Degree in Coimbra, Portugal
2004 Master’s Degree Urban Design, Graduate School of Design, Harvard
2005 to 2010 Senior Associate at James Corner Field Operations (NYC)
2007 Tavora Prize, Oporto Architects League
since 2011 Professor at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

Alexander Häusler

Master in Architecture (Harvard), Dip.-Ing. (TU Munich), Sculpture (AdbK, Munich)
Managing Partner

Alexander Häusler is overseeing the design and construction management for the various building projects in Germany as well as overseas. His background in installation art and sculpture bring physical presence to the built works, embracing a minimalist use of technology and material, with a unique approach to cost efficiency. 

2000 Diplom-Engineer in Architecture from the Technical University of Munich  
2000–2002 Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Munich  
2002 Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich 
2004 Master in Architecture from the University of Harvard 
2005 to 2009 Architectural Designer at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), NYC.
since 2009  Lecturer for Studio and Theory at UPenn, Raensellear Polytechnic Institute, Harvard, etc.

2017 Architekturgalerie München - Single exhibition
"Landscape Tuning"

2016 American Architecture Prize  - Silver Prize Winner 
Healthcare Architecture - LIVE WORK HELP

2016 Architizer A+Awards  - Special Mention 

2016 Mitte Dörndorf - Invited Competition, 3. Prize

2014 Pamphlet Architecture  - Honorable Mention 
Princeton Press, Princeton, PA

2013 Donaulände Ingolstadt – Competition, 3. Prize

2012 Workshops LEBENSHILFE - Pre-qualified Competition, 1. Prize
Workshop Building for psychologically handicapped people in Ingolstadt (G) 

2012 EUROPAN 11 Competition- Finalist
International Young Architects Award - former oil refinery site in Ingolstadt (G)

2011 Brewery Area INGOBRÄU - Pre-qualified Competiton; 1. Prize
Re-Structuring of an inner city quater in Ingolstadt (G) 

2010 ARCHITIZER CC2010 - Honorable Mention
International Competition for competitions not won in 2009, for the German unification Memorial, Berlin (G) 

2010 BIENNALE DE VENEZIA - Contribution
Albanian Pavillion at the Architectural Biennale 

2010 EUROPAN 10 Competition- 1. Prize
International Young Architects Award for sustainable urban design and architecture. New main street axis for the city center of Lisbon (PT) 

2008 EUROPAN 9 Competition- 1. Prize
International Young Architects Award for sustainable urban design and architecture. 
Housing project for re-allocation of precarious housing on site in Odivelas (PT) 

Our design and our writing has ben published in numerous international Publications

OFICINAA GmbH architektur + städtebau
Ludwigstraße 24
85049 Ingolstadt
Tel:  +49 841 1466 269
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