Founded in 1996, Sehw is now a registered trademark and currently employs around 70 people at various locations. In addition to its original architectural activities, Sehw is also active in general planning, project development and brand strategy consulting. Our focus is on buildings for public use, mostly as a result of preceding architectural competitions, buildings for the real estate industry and projects we initiate ourselves.
In addition to genuine architecture services, Sehw is involved in general planning and project development. The company focusses on public buildings as well as offices, hotels and buildings for the real estate economy. Initiating project development is a top priority for Sehw. Prof. Xaver Egger, who is teaching this subject at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences, sees the primary role of his company as capturing the whole picture of the community into which a project is to be planted. This includes a careful analysis of the demographic development of the area, the context of the surrounding buildings and the socio-demographic development of the city itself. Whether it is a residential building, ministry office or a research institute, the most important question needs answering at the very start: who will ultimately use the space? More generally, a community-oriented approach: how will we live together in the future?