Stefanie Schafmeister

founder member and partner
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studied in Frankfurt and Mainz and graduated in 1990 with a degree in interior architecture. She went on to work as a designer for various architectural firms in Mainz, Cologne and Hamburg, specialising in event architecture and hotel construction. Since 1993, she has been project manager responsible for the planning, implementation and costing of large-scale projects.

In 2006, she became a founder member and partner of klein Associates KG, Düsseldorf.

Harald Klein

Founder member and and managing director
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Following his studies of photography (Romain Urhausen and Hugo Schmölz / Walde Hurth, both in Cologne, 1971/1973) and his degree in painting and design (FH Aachen, Prof. Ernst Wille, 1981), Harald Klein founded the Aachen-based office for design and interior architecture, AUT Design, in 1985. From January 1998 to September 2005, Harald Klein joined forces with Bert Haller to form an office partnership in Mönchengladbach under the name of klein-haller, which later became k/h.

Founder member and and managing director of klein Associates KG in 2006.

Wiebke Laakmann

founder member and partner
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Studies of interior architecture in Düsseldorf. 1999 degree under Professor Krebs. Previous occupations include work for Prof. Krebs, Ilca Klaus Innenarchitektur and klein/haller; k/h.

In 2006, she became a founder member and partner of klein Associates KG, Düsseldorf

Christel Dahmen

founder member and partner
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Gained her first practical experience and craftsmanship skills in her own workshop, established in 1984. At the same time, the trained carpenter studied interior architecture at Düsseldorf FH and spent one semester studying architecture at the renowned École Spéciale D`Architecture, Paris.

After gaining her degree in interior architecture under Mart van Schijndel, she carried out project work for various offices (incl. Raumkontor and Schwitzke & Partner, Düsseldorf). She then became project manager at klein/haller, k/h, Mönchengladbach, where she focused on the implementation of hotel projects, most recently the Hotel Sofitel Bayerpost, Munchich

In 2006, she became a founder member and partner of klein Associates KG