RKW Rhode Kellermann Wawrowsky Architektur + Städtebau has been working for decades with numerous major clients. The large and complex building tasks have led to an average annual fee volume of € 30 million over the last three years. The office currently employs more than 220 people, of which some 180 are architects. In addition to numerous private building clients, various projects have also been carried out for public bodies. RKW Rhode Kellermann Wawrowsky Architektur + Städtebau also provides general planning and design services, performed by competent and experienced specialist personnel.
Experience with multi-storey buildings
The years of experience which RKW Rhode Kellermann Wawrowsky Architektur + Städtebau has in the field of major building projects includes in particular the planning and implementation of multi-storey buildings. Several competition awards (see appendix) underline the commitment and the presence in this area.
Expert competence and innovation
During planning, in addition to technical building and design matters, energy-related and ecological considerations are given special consideration. Particularly with complex new building projects, competent expert designers are brought in at an early planning stage to guarantee the effective implementation of the latest standards and technological developments.
RKW Rhode Kellermann Wawrowsky Architektur + Städtebau can provide full consultancy services for all stages of building planning and improvement in accordance with HOAI. Depending on the type of project, competent expert designers are involved in the planning stage.
Collaboration with well-known and acclaimed expert designers and planners has proven fruitful in the realisation of numerous projects. For RKW Rhode Kellermann Wawrowsky Architektur + Städtebau, it goes without saying that complex large-scale projects are carried out in conjunction with expert designers and planners, incorporation their specialist know-how into planning at an early stage.
All projects of the office are processed on CAD. Employees use AutoCad Architecture 2009 in their work. Some 200 CAD workstations are available. Animation programmes used include 3D-Studio MAX and Cinema 4D.
Schedule and cost controlling
Office organisation is based on an IT-supported project scheduling system. In addition to individual project control, the system is used for general monitoring of resources (personnel capacities, etc.). This is how the deadlines for the different specialist fields are co-ordinated, arranged and adhered to. In addition, costs are tracked using software intended to guarantee they remain within the respective planning phase / stage estimates.
Presence in other cities
In addition to the Düsseldorf-based main office RKW Rhode Kellermann Wawrowsky Architektur + Städtebau has maintained offices in Frankfurt, Leipzig, Moscow, Warsaw and Gdansk.