Since starting in 1986, the firm of Marlies Rohmer has grown from a one-person practice into a company with a staff of over 20 people. The portfolio is varied, ranging across urban design projects, houses, nonresidential buildings (such as a police station, a swimming pool and office buildings), schools, sheltered housing complexes and interior design. The firm’s oeuvre consists of a succession of striking buildings of unique character, each of which is a specific response to the commissioned task. When the form, the brief, the structure and (not to be forgotten) the social aspects of the project all unite in a single building, and when they together generate new meaning, the outcome is one of ultimate beauty. In some projects, the building blends with its surroundings in a timeless, modest way, while in others it is unmistakably a child of its time in a refined, made-to-measure suit. There is something waiting to be discovered at every scale, from the broad gesture to the tiniest detail.