Stefan Behling received his Diploma from the University of Aachen, Germany and joined Foster + Partners in 1987. Initially, he worked on masterplans for Kings Cross Station, London, and later became a director of the practice as well as managing director of Foster + Partners’ German offices in 1996. A specialist in ecology, sustainability and energy conservation, he has worked on a number of projects that have pioneered new techniques for energy management, including the Business Promotion Centre; the masterplanning and regeneration of Duisburg’s Inner Harbour, the new German Parliament at the Reichstag in Berlin and the headquarters for Commerzbank in Frankfurt.
Recent projects include City Hall, the Greater London Authority headquarters, the Free University of Berlin, an innovative solution for glass tube cladding at Tower Place, London and research and development headquarters for McLaren in Surrey. He has also developed a vision for sustainable living and the wider use of renewable energy in the UK with the Department of Trade and Industry.