No, he is definitely not one to jump on every bandwagon. And there are some who think that he is prim, aloof – a typical North German, but it is exactly this mature distance that makes him so strong. Just don’t take it personally.

-Thomas Lewicz about Philipp Heydel

Philipp Heydel

Upright. A textbook example of an architect, and the epitome of that special blend of serenity, reserve, understatement and decency that Germans know and appreciate as hanseatic. Composure, substance, and reliability are important to him. He appreciates and respects professional work, demands it from his partners as much as from himself. Philipp Heydel keeps teams and projects on track, calmly and with aplomb, with clear and succinct communication. He considers the team-building romantic of night shifts with pizza to be overrated – most of their results, too. And while we are talking about food: for him, it does not have to be filet, let alone Wagyu, an honest rib eye steak is more to his style.

Studied architecture at the Technical University of Hanover and ETH Zurich

25 years as an architect and managing director in planning offices

2008 Entry as project manager at SMV Bauprojektsteuerung Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH

Since 2009 office manager

Since 2012 Authorized signatory

Since 2013 Managing Partner

Member of the Berlin Chamber of Architects

Member BDA Berlin