The architectural firm of the Berlin twin brothers Jürgen and Rüdiger Patzschke was founded in 1968 and is characterised by a Classical-Traditional architectural language. Since 2002 a generational change has taken place. Robert, Tatjana, Thaddäus and Till-Jonathan Patzschke now lead the design studios, together with partners Michael Mohn, Kirsten Händel and Prof. Christoph Schwebel.
The operations of the offices include architectural services, both domestically and internationally. The focus of this work is on the design of hotels and resorts, as well as high-end residential and commercial buildings and heritage restorations.
The design team is comprised of 50 members at its main office in Berlin. Since 2005 a branch office in Goa, India has been established by Robert Patzschke. In addition, a ten-member team of architects and visual artists, under the direction of partner Jonathan Josenhans, generates professional computer visualisations, renderings and walkthroughs for internal and external projects.
Since the completion of the Hotel Adlon Kempinski at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the Patzschke office has been well known as a leading protagonist of Classical-Traditional architecture.
In over 15 countries Patzschke architects’ designs, emphasise vivid, nuanced and consciously-crafted details, which can be contrasted with modern, minimalist grid architecture.
They promote and support an architectural style that contributes to the enhancement and beautification of the living environment beyond its basic function.
The Patzschke office understands the evolution and interpretation of historical models as a continuation of the canon of forms in architecture, a proven, time-tested tradition. Preserving the value of previous eras and finding the right measure of its application for the present, is one of the main tasks of an architect. Although it is not possible to render history visible with traditional buildings, awakening memories with them certainly is.
Traditional new buildings still remain the exception and are, therefore, in significant demand as rental and investment properties. In every respect, Patzschke designs meet the con-temporary requirements of modern technology and profitability.
When it is of qualitative high value and is relevant or meaningful to the context of the place, Patzschke architects keep an open mind about modern architecture. This position is supported and fostered primarily by the upcoming gene-ration of architects in the family.
The Patzschkes are founding members of the Council of European Urbanism (, and the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (, and they are members of the board of the AIV zu Berlin (
The years from 1968-2023 add up to more than five decades of planning and building experience.