Alexander Schwarz

Spoke at India Arch Dialogue 2017 on Friday, 03rd Feb 2017
“Panelist at India Art Fair”, Saturday, 04th Feb 2017 at NSIC ground Okhla

Company Name
David Chipperfield Architects
London, Berlin, Milan, Shanghai
David Chipperfield

Alexander Schwarz was born in 1967 in Ludwigsberg, Germany and has studied architecture at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich, the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart and the Universität Stuttgart, after completing an education in violin making.

He has worked for David Chipperfield Architects since 1996, initially in London and since 1998 in Berlin. In 2006, Alexander became a managing director and in 2011 a partner in the Berlin office. As design director, he is responsible for the design of numerous projects and competitions, including the Neues Museum and the James Simon Galerie on Berlin’s Museum Island, the Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach and the Museum Folkwang in Essen.

Through his academic commitments, he combines the practice of architecture and research with teaching. In 2015 he assumed the professorship for ‘Public Building and Design’ at the Universität Stuttgart.

David Chipperfield Architects was founded in 1985 and has developed a diverse portfolio of cultural, residential, commercial, leisure and civic projects as well as masterplanning exercises.

The reputation of the office is established by both a commitment to the collaborative aspect of creating architecture and a strong focus on refining design ideas to arrive at a solution which is architecturally, socially and intellectually coherent.


  • European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award in 2011
  • RIBA Stirling Prize in 2007
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Royal Fine Art Commission (RFAC)

Renowned Recent Projects by David Chipperfield Architects

Mughal Museum, Agra
Photos Credit © David Chipperfield Architects

James Simon Galerie, Museum Island Berlin, Germany
Photos Credit © Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz / Imaging Atelier

Neues Museum, Museum Island, Berlin, Germany
Photos Credit © Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects

Museum of Modern Literature, Marbach am Neckar, Germany
Photos Credit © Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects



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