Markus Hirschmüller

Dipl.-Ing. M. Arch. BDA

Markus Hirschmüller is an engineer, architect, and co-founder of the architecture firm HS Architekten. The office develops spaces for sustainable living and has taken on a pioneering role internationally in issues of socio-ecological transformation of architecture and the construction industry with its projects in the field of circular and life-serving buildings. They have received various awards especially for densification and revitalization of existing built structures, the use of recyclable and ecologically high-quality materials, circular construction, and social inclusion.

His architectural studies took him to the Technical University Braunschweig, University Stuttgart, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles.

Markus is a certified passive house planner, energy efficiency expert, and historic building energy consultant. As one of the leading experts for the further development of historical monuments, Markus has been developing solutions for energy-efficient and substance-preserving construction for 20 years, including the transformation of Berlin’s industrial and cultural monuments such as the Abspannwerk Buchhändler Weg (E-Werk), Café Moskau, and most recently the BUFA Campus.

HS Architekten has been awarded various first-rate prizes and recognitions in the field of sustainable and circular construction, most recently with the Berlin KlimaSchutzPartner-Award 2021 and the first place in the ideas competition “Re-Use am Bau” (Re-Use in Construction) 2022 by the Berlin Senate Department for the Environment, Urban Mobility, Consumer Protection and Climate Action.

Harald and Markus are members of the Association of German Architects (BDA), the State Advisory Board for Wood, supporting members of Architects for Future, partners of the Concular GmbH for circular construction, and are in close exchange with the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) for the qualification of the pre-certification phase for existing buildings.

Ehrenämter & Anerkennungen (Auswahl)

    • Hans Schaefers Award 2001: Die nächste Generation, project: Auguststr. 62

      Fundação Bienal de São Paulo 2003 und 2005

      14. Architecture Biennale in Quito 2004

      10. Architecture Biennale in Venedig 2006

      Deutscher Fassadenpreis (aluminum facade), project: Abspannwerk Buchhändler Hof (E-Werk)

      Bundespreis für Handwerk in der Denkmalpflege 2010, project: Café Moskau, SYSTAL GmbH

      Berlins beste Bauten: Exhibition fot the Architekturpreis Berlin 2013

      Best of Houzz Award 2017

      KlimaSchutzPartner-Award Berlin 2021, project: Ahorngärten

      Ideas competition “Re-Use am Bau” 2022, first place, project: Ahorngärten

      18. Architecture Biennale Venedig 2023

      BDA Bund Deutscher Architektinnen und Architekten BDA Landesverband Berlin e.V. – Member


Stationen (Auswahl)

  • Architectural Association School of Architecture, London – DAAD scholarship holder

    Architecture office Hoyer Schindele Hirschmüller – office partner

    HS Architekten BDA – Co-founder

    DENA German energy agency for federal funding programs – Energy efficiency expert

    WTA e.V. Scientific-technical working group for the preservation of buildings and monuments – Energy efficiency expert