3L-Plan Lenze-Luig-Walter Architects
3L Architects + Industrial Designers were founded by Veronika Lenze, Theodor Lenze and Klaus Th. Luig in 1989. The vision of the companies´ founding members was to establish an architectural firm that is driven by a holistic approach to buildings and building processes. Instead of just design-oriented services, 3L provides services that include integrative solutions that consist of design, technology, economy and ecology. The background of the three founders is composed of an education in civil engineering and architecture. 3L regards the building process within the framework of holistic Project management –from project development to investment and realisation, site steering and facility management – in order to improve the process approach and the building products themselves continuously. The result is a holistic approach that focuses on enhancing the quality of the built environment. 3L has realised a large number of public buildings of various kinds over the last 25 years. Since 1990 3L has been frequently involved in R&D projects in order to improve building processes, applied technologies and/or new product solutions for structures, facades and mechanical services equipment. Often the developments were looking for a smarter solution while providing high-end performance qualities for a comparably affordable price. In 2000 one of the most appreciated R&D driven projects the “Office 2015” concept was developed and afterwards realised. Funded as a national project by the land of North Rhine-Westphalia, the 3L designers and engineers created a new type of an office building in collaboration with partners from the German and Dutch building industries. One of the many successful outcomes was the development and Introduction of approximately 40 new innovative products and service solutions into the market by 3L and other SME partners. Additionally 3L has broad experience in realising demonstrations as a result of R&D work. Since the start of the firm, 3L has been involved in roughly 35 national and international project funded by foundations, the land of North Rhine-Westphalia the country, the ECSC and the EU within several FPs.
Key Personnel and Relevant Expertise
Klaus Th. Luig, Dipl. Ing. Architekt (Male): He studied Civil Engineering and has a degree in Architecture from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. He is a state accredited expert of building physics for sound and thermal matters, separately listed in theChamber of Architects of North Rhine-Westphalia. In 1989 he was a founding member of 3L Architects in Menden and is a Managing Director of the firm. Mr. Luig has been continuously involved in R&D projects funded by national and international institutions since 1990. He has worked on several international projects in the regular EU framework and the ECSC. In 1997 he received an invitation from the European Commission to evaluate proposals. Mr. Luig was a guest lecturer on environmentally friendly design in Sharjah (UAE) and at several Universities in Taiwan and China and in 2009 3L started a high-rise housing project in Taipei city that received the Chinese “Golden Stone Award”. In 2010 Mr. Luig created a joint venture with the International Fair Frankfurt Hongkong in order to establish a new industry fair in Beijing for the application of environmentally friendly building technologies in China. Besides the regular work as a developing architect Mr. Luig published 7 experts´ books about the development and erection of EeB and is involved in national and international research and development projects e.g. in FP7 and H2020.
Veronika Lenze, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt (Female): She studied civil engineering and has a degree in architecture from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. She is a state accredited expert of building physics for sound and thermal matters, separately listed in the Chamber of Architects of Northrhine-Westfalia. In 1989 she was a founding member of 3L Architects in Menden and is a Managing Director of the firm. Mrs. Lenze has been continuously involved in R&D projects funded by national and international institutions since 1990. She has worked on several international projects in the regular EU framework and the ECSC.
Dieter Jansen, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt (Male): He received a degree in architecture at the University of Siegen. Since 2004 he has worked for 3L as a senior consultant. He was involved in the EU funded projects SuRe-Fit and PROFICIENT. He is currently working in international FP7 and H2020 projects as INSITER, INCEPTION and D4E. At the moment he is working as a team leader on several social infrastructure projects in and around Cologne.
Marco Jaschke, Dipl.-Ing. (Male): He received a degree in civil engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Bochum in 2001. Mr. Jaschke is a senior specialist in project development and steering, especially in the fields of tendering and cost controlling, along with the improvement of site steering efficiency.
Anette Echt-Leclaire, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt (Female): She received a degree in architecture at the HFBK Hamburg. Since 1984 she has worked as a team leader in several German architectural firms. She has a broad experience in design and technical aspects of buildings varying in scale and is an expert in CAD, software and hardware tools. At the moment she is working on an extension of a nursing home and the redesign of the monument “Altes Schwimmbad Hürth” as the project leader.
Daniela Grote, Dipl.-Kauffrau (Female): She received a degree in Economics at the University of Siegen. Since 2005 she has worked for 3L. She was involved e.g. In in the EU funded SuRe-Fit project, as well as in international projects as knowledge dissemination manager. With her experience dealing with financial, legal and administrative aspects of complex projects, as well as multinational communication, she will contribute to P2Endure, too.