Born in Offenbach/Main, Germany, Benjamin Schmidt studied architecture at the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz, Germany. Benjamin joined Coop Himmelb(l)au in 2007 and became partner and project director in 2020. He has been active for European projects and held key roles on numerous projects including the House of Music, Aalborg, Denmark, as well as various competitions. As a project director, Benjamin has experience on international projects, particularly in Asia, and coordinates the entire design process and project team through all phases. He provides leadership and overall guidance across the company and is the day-to-day contact for consultants and the local team, managing the design information exchange and taking care of the clients’ interests.