Benjamin Andres

Architectural Director

Benjamin Andres started his architectural education in 1998, when he joined the Buero fuer Organisches Bauen in Ehlingen, Germany to become an Architectural Draftsman.  The office focuses on high performance, environmentally friendly buildings, such as low-energy houses, passive houses and plus-energy houses. 

Benjamin graduated in 2000 and moved to Stuttgart to begin his architecture studies at the University of Stuttgart. He received a Master of Architecture degree  in 2005.  

Benjamin then joined CCR Architekten in Stuttgart before moving to New York City in 2007 where he started to work at BWArchitects. Currently, he is working at Design Development as the Architectural Director, overseeing all design-build projects.

OPUS is a multidisciplinary architecture and design firm founded in 2014 with offices in New York City and Germany. We understand the lifestyle needs of our clients and prioritize them equally with time and budget parameters towards the realization of informed designs that will stand the test of time. Our appreciation of history and detail goes hand in hand with the integration of modern building technology. Our work is not limited to any particular style.

Design Development creates innovative designs that address and transcend functional and environmental considerations, and are, importantly, beautiful.

Our clients value quality and know that good design is never superficial. They recognize that the quality found in their projects comes from the thoroughness and open-mindedness of our thinking as much as from the material construction.

OPUS has professionals licensed to practice architecture in the state of New York, Germany, France, the UK, and 16 other European countries and is qualified to provide a complete range of architectural design services for new construction and adaptive reuse of existing buildings.

Our design professionals have worked in many of the most significant residential landmarks in New York City, including the Eldorado at 300 Central Park West (Emery Roth, in collaboration with Margon & Holder, 1929), 834 Fifth Avenue  (Rosario Candela, 1931), and One Sutton Place South (Rosario Candela, 1925), among others.

We are currently engaged in apartment renovations on Central Park West and Fifth Avenue, luxury retail interiors in New York and Seattle, and office space design for a financial investment services company headquartered on Lexington Avenue.

OPUS interior design services, NEUE ATELIER,  integrate seamlessly with the architectural design and technical aspects of each project, providing complete oversight of the project from start to finish.