3L architects + industrial designers was 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. That background of the three founders is build by an education in civil engineering and a degree in architecture. 3L regards the building process within the framework of holistic project management -from project development to investment and realization, 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 level of the built environment. 3L has realized 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 solution for structure, facades and mechanical services equipment, as well. Often the developments were looking for a smarter solution while providing high-end performance qualities for a comparable affordable price. In 2000 one of the most appreciated R&D driven projects the “office 2015” concept was developed and afterwards realized. Funded as a national project by the land of Northrhine-Westfalia the 3L designers and engineers created a new type of an office building in collaboration with partners from the German and Dutch building industry. As one of the highly estimated results approximately 40 new innovative products and service solutions were developed and introduced into the market by 3L and SME partners. Meanwhile 3L has a broad experience in realizing demonstrators as a result of R&D work. Since the start of the firm 3L was involved in about 30 national and international projects funded by foundations, the land of Northrhine-Westfalia the country and the ECSC and the EU within several FP´s.
Main roles in INCEPTION
- T 1.1, 1.2: Active role in stakeholeder profile definition and requirements.
- T 2.1: Giving input for the optimization of 3D data acquisition protocols and standards, issues such as quality, accuracy, time, costs and specific skills required - focus on needs to be developed regarding data precision and 3D accuracy, visualization production systems.
- T 3.1, 3.2: Supporting BIM enhanced procedure for H-BIM platform.
- WP5, WP6 (ALL TASKS): Involved in for market analysis and business opportunities.
- T 7.1, T 7.3: Responsible as a leader to ensure the exploitation of the results; organization of the exploitation strategy seminar in order to fulfil the needs of an ongoing monitored market approach while the project is continuously developing; creation of a preliminary exploitation plan; development of a business plan to prove the economic opportunities and the market relevance of the developed solutions; caserelated business plans will validate the created business plans.
- T 8.1, T 8.3:: Active participation in management meetings (general assembly), fulfilment of all obligations for reporting.
Key persons involved
KLAUS TH. LUIG (male) - Dipl.-Ing. Architect, Managing Director
Dipl.-Ing. architect Klaus Th. Luig is one of the three founders of 3L established in 1989 and managing director of the company. He studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Dortmund and received a degree in architecture from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. He is a state accredited expert for sound and thermal insulation, separately listed in the Chamber of Architects Northrhine-Westfalia. Mr. Luig has been continuously involved in R&D projects funded by national and international institutions since 1990. He has been involved in projects funded by the regular EU framworks and funded by the ECSC. In 1997 he was invited to evaluate proposals as an acrredited expert by the commission. Mr. Luig was guest lecturing at universities in the UAE and in Asia and performed workshops for the German Goethe institute in China. At the moment he is the responsible at 3L for the ongoing FP 7 projects Proficient and Design4Energy as a WP leader and as the chairman of the technical committee (until 03/2014) links: www.proficient-project.eu/ and www.design4energy.eu
VERONIKA LENZE (female) - Dipl.-Ing. Architect, Managing Director
Dipl.-Ing. architect Veronika Lenze is one of the three founders of 3L established in 1989 and managing director of the company. She studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Dortmund and received a degree in architecture from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. She is a state accredited expert for sound and thermal insulation, separately listed in the Chamber of Architects Northrhine-Westfalia. Mrs. Lenze has been continuously involved in R&D projects funded by national and international institutions since 1990. She has been involved in projects funded by the regular EU frameworks and funded by the ECSC. Mrs. Lenze was guest lecturing at universities in the UAE and in Asia. At the moment she is involved as a senior consultant at 3L for the ongoing FP 7 projects Proficient and Design4Energy (until 03/2014) links: www.proficient-project.eu/ and www.design4energy.eu
DIETER JANSEN (male) - Dipl.-Ing. Architect, Senior Researcher
Mr. Jansen received a degree in architecture at the university of Siegen. Since 2004 he worked for 3L as a senior consultant dealing with projects from an invest sum of 1 Mio.€ to 15 Mio.€.. He was involved as a partner in the FP 5 HOMEDOOR project and the FP 6 SureFIT project and is involved in the FP 7 projects Proficient and the Design4Energy, as well. He has a broad experience in project steering, design and technical aspects of buildings of any size and is an expert in CAD and software and hardware tools. At the moment he is working on a zero energy housing project as a team leader and on the redesign of the monument “Altes Schwimmbad Hürth” as the project leader.