We are a young architecture office, founded in 2019 by partners Rita Costa Lopes and Laurits Stahm. With more than 10 years of professional experience in architecture and urban design, we work with our clients on projects of different scales: from the conception of neighbourhoods to the detailed planning of the architecture, from the design phase to the finished building. The integrated view of urban planning and architecture is the basis of our work, on which we create comprehensive and inspiring results.

With our services, we play a decisive role in developing new residential areas and transforming existing ones through densification and modernisation. We want to create socially engaging, sustainable and high-quality neighbourhoods.

Ensuring a high quality of design, materials and development is a fundamental goal for us. We aim for design that transforms, empowers and engages. Places that captivate because of their innovative aesthetics and intrinsic beauty, that stand the test of time.

We see it as our responsibility to design and develop cities and buildings that consume as few of the earth's resources as possible and that are able to meet current and future ecological challenges. It’s a collective act which we join and share.

We design for people and for communities. We aim to bring life to spaces, to develop vibrant and socially engaging places that are valued and loved by their community and for generations to come.



We develop urban design concepts with and for all stakeholders to take into account the interests of developers, owners, local authorities, and collective needs in equal measure. Our goal is always a holistic development - with attention to place, culture, high demands on sustainability, and the interconnection of technical requirements for a long-lasting change.

In parallel to the realisation of the Masterplan, we offer assistance and accompaniment to the development of land-use planning processes to ensure the integration and implementation, into these processes, of the quality-creating aspects defined in the Masterplan.


Phases 1-4 | Basic evaluation, preliminary planning, design and approval:
We work together with you to understand your goals and to create added value to your project through intelligent planning. We analyze the legal constraints, looking for the best solution to ensure that the project can be approved. The budget of our clients is decisive for us.

Phase 5 | Detail planning and construction drawings:
Detailing ensures the success of your project and the architectural quality. Intensive coordination with specialists enables us to find innovative solutions that go beyond the standard.

Phases 6-8: | Tendering, contracting and site supervision:
We draw up specifications for the individual specialties, select suitable companies together with you, track costs during the construction phase and carefully supervise the construction site until completion.

We plan and document the projects in 3D from start to finish. The quality of the 3D models meets the requirements for BIM (Building Information Modelling). This offers many advantages: simple visualisation and communication in all project phases; precise and detailed planning and quantity surveying; integrated cooperation and coordination with specialists and contractors.

We work with a well-established network of specialist planners, experts and contractors.

Current and past collaborators

Andrea Böye
Philipp Nass
Jan Dünsing


Rita Costa Lopes
M. ARCH. Architect, Partner - Stahm Lopes Architekten

2009 Master at FAUP Porto, PT
2010 B.V. Doshi, Ahmedabad, IND
2011 Carvalho Araújo, Braga, PT
2013 Stahm Architekten, Braunschweig, DE
2109 Foundation of Stahm Lopes Architekten PartG mbB

From Macro to Micro: Rita Costa Lopes' work ranges from large-scale urban development projects to the development of furniture pieces. With this simultaneously classical and specific background of an architect, Rita Costa Lopes' work embodies strategic thinking and planning with a strong intuition for form and detail ensuring that projects are implemented at their full potential.

Laurits Stahm
Dipl.-Ing. Architect, Partner - Stahm Lopes Architekten

2012 Diploma at the TU Munich, DE
2010 B.V. Doshi, Ahmedabad, IND
2012 Stahm Architekten, Braunschweig, DE
2014 Architekten Rüdiger, Brunswick, DE
2109 Foundation of Stahm Lopes Architekten PartG mbB

From Theory to Pragmatismus: Laurits combines a deep interest and experience in the examination of architecture and urban planning and its communication with a strong capacity for planning and realization of complex buildings. With a strong capacity for the management of different actors, Laurits ensures that projects are successfully implemented.