Staffed by a team of architects and other professionals, [phase eins]. specializes in "phase one" of architecture and urban planning projects. Our services cover management consultancy for preparing project fundamentals, fine-tuning project design and selecting optimal partners for subsequent stages of planning. Our core competence rests in managing design competitions and other tender procedures in all planning areas. Our specialization gives clients the liberty and option of entrusting the other planning stages to architects other than the first phase consultants, if desired.
[phase eins]. is an architectural practice founded in 1998 in Berlin with an unusual focus. The architects working here neither design any buildings, nor spend time on construction sites; instead, they exclusively supervise projects during the initial stage of projects, the “phase eins”. The company provides assistance with the strategic orientation of a project, clarification of site conditions and organization of the selection of the most suitable design and designer for the project.
Together all these services define the core activities at [phase eins]., the management of design competitions, for which [phase eins]. has earned its worldwide reputation. The practice can look back on more than 100 successfully completed projects in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia, including urban development master plans, administration buildings for businesses and governments, cultural buildings, universities and research institutions.
Competition management requires not only expertise in planning and more technical areas, but also relevant experience in dealing with authorities and knowledge of applicable legal conditions. Since large, complex projects rely on the communication between developers, planners and the respective authorities, mutual trust is the basis of cooperation. The practice therefore creates the foundations with an individually tailored process management plan.