Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Lars Winkler, in Würzburg, Schweinfurt, Germany and abroad


Lars Winkler - Architect from Würzburg


My architecture studies at two technical universities in Germany and the U.S., combined with my apprenticeship and on-site-training in the construction industry and over 20 years of work experience, form the foundation of my work as an independent architect.

From architectural design to shop fitting projects for luxury fashion, sports apparel  and jewellery stores and interior designs of café and restaurant projects, I have worked on over 450 projects in Germany and abroad. 

Elaborate planning


As an architecture firm from Würzburg, Germany, Atelier Winkler with its large network of experts and specialists, is at your side as planner, consultant, and mentoring partner, from sketch to completion.

Whether your project is a new construction, concept, refit, or refurbishment, I will be pleased to be at your disposal with my experience as an architect any time in Wuerzburg, Schweinfurt, Germany and abroad.

Each project is as unique as its owner and requires an extensive familiarization period and consultation. We support all phases of your project and represent your interests only with authorities, experts and contractors.


Curriculum Vitae

Lars Winkler . Dipl.-Ing. Architekt

Atelier Winkler
Sep 2017 – Present
Würzburg, Germany

Architecture office Atelier Winkler (Atelier = Studio) specialized in Retail Real Estate, Store Design and Brand Development for (fashion) brands as well as projects for private clients (new developments or refurbishments) of all kinds with a focus on sustainability.

Senior Retail Development Manager Germany & Belgium

Jul 2006 – Sep 2017

Responsible architect for three Outlet Shopping Centres in Belgium and Germany. 450+ shop fitting projects for luxury fashion brands completed in budget and time. Extensions, refurbishments, hospitality projects and implementation of structural additions and alterations (mezzanine levels-steel structures). 

Lecturer at Business School of Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany

Mar 2013 – Feb 2017

Teaching position in the field of internationalisation for students of retail management, innovation management and strategic marketing with a focus on brand development, branded environments and the development of store design concepts.
Retail Lab - spatial planning and sourcing of material donations, such as lighitng, HVAC & air curtain for a university owned retail lab implemented on campus. This lab was extended into the adjacent class room throughout 2016 and computer aided retail software workstations will become part of this multifunctional educational environment.


Nov 2005 – Jun 2006

Leader: Directed the U.S. branch of a Germany shop fitting company for individual shop fitting concepts and SIS Systems.

Manager: Responsible for HR, expanded from 14 to 18 employees in three month. Prepared and translated contracts for all employees who had worked without one before.

Relationship Builder: Initiated relations with two critically important manufacturing partners in an three-month period.

Problem Solver: Solved issues with the warehousing and distribution process. Supervised the development of a universal part numbering key for the new software based inventory control system.

Translator: Translated simultaneously between English and German for the owner during meetings. Efficiently and accurately translated contracts and legal documents.

Innovative Designer - Engineer - Planner

Aug 2005 – Nov 2005

Intimately involved in the design and prototyping process for two flagship stores in Berlin (Germany) and Irvine, CA (USA).
Significantly enhanced planning processes by establishing plan standards and their implementation into the workflow of the Project Managers.
Created layout templates in AutoCAD, defined documentation and archiving standards, introduced the addition of scanned imagery on the large format plans.
Developed global CI-guidelines for the company and all its branches.
Implemented critical design and engineering modifications for improved fixture and fittings performance during countless meetings with the client and engineering consultants.
Accomplished in record time (16 weeks from planning process including prototyping to finished installation), both projects have been deemed to be a huge success.

Project Manager

Jun 2004 – Jun 2005

Planned, designed and supervised the execution of the trade show booths for international clients focusing on European trade shows.
Supervised the installation of the trade Show booth for large electronic corporations on CeBIT ’05 in Hanover, Germany, the world’s largest computer fair.
Supervised the installation of the booth for a large Broadcasting Company for MipTV ’05 in Cannes, France.
Bridged intercultural communication challenges for the client.

Freelance Project Architect

Jul 2003 – May 2004

Osnabrueck, Germany
Refitting of a high end store for luggage, handbags, wallet etc. drafting, engineering and supervision of execution and documentation.
Participation in urban design contest.
Planning of fast food restaurants across Germany

Brandenburgische Technische Universität

Field Of Study Architecture
2000 – 2003
Activities and Societies: Member of the students representative committee (Fachschaftsrat), the integration program for foreign students and the evaluation commission of the faculty. Student Assistant to the Chair for Theory of Architecture

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Field Of Study 2nd year of Masters program - School of Architecture
1999 – 2000
Fulbright Scholarship

Brandenburgische Technische Universität

Field Of Study Architecture
1996 – 1999
Activities and Societies: Student representative (Fachschaftsrat Architektur), Evaluation Commission of the Faculty, Student Council for the integration of foreign students, Student representative of the Senate of the University

Brick Layer Apprenticeship

Sep 1994 – Jan 1996
Osnabrueck, Germany
Apprenticeship to become a certified bricklayer completed successfully in 1 1/4 years.

Ursulaschule Osnabrueck

1989 – 1992

* 1973 in Ruit auf den Fildern, Germany


CSR im Ladenbau, in Markenwelten und Handelsimmobilien, Springer-Verlag 2015

BIM für Handelsimmobilien in Fachmarktzentren in Deutschland - Digitalisierung der Firma MEC METRO-ECE Centermanagement GmbH & Co. KG. 2017


  • New Developments/modifications and redevelopments 
  • Shopping-centres, flagship-boutiques, Pop-up stores and outlet concepts
  • Analysis and stream lining of existing stores
  • Tenant and landlord support with concept development, permit and construction processes

Would you like to increase your return of investment and turnover?

I am at your disposal on site and in my architecture firm in Domstrasse in Würzburg any time.

T: +49 (0)931.66 05 04 88 | e-mail: info[at]atelier-winkler.de



Private Clients

Customised Residential Buildings


  • New developments/refurbishments and extensions
  • Passive House planning
  • Refurbishments of existing structures
  • Technical installations
  • Custom Interior Designs
  • Radon decontamination
  • Testing for hazardous building materials and expert coordination
  • Garden design and vegetation planning for insect protection
  • Planning of customised building solutions




As a sustainability minded architect, planning passive houses in Würzburg, Schweinfurt and across Germany is essential to my work. Passive houses are “zero-energy” buildings which are designed in such a way, that its shell, technical installations as well as HVAC and their combination are balanced so carefully that no heating system is required at all.

Not only can operating costs be lowered to an absolute minimum, but are disconnected from any future price fluctuations of fossil fuels and allow for a significantly more reliable determination of operating costs.

Aside from this, the biggest benefit from this kind of building is the high comfort level and superior air quality compared to a building with minimal energy efficiency standard. Of course the windows can be opened in a passive house, but one does not have to do so any more.

Due to passive house design being an open concept, they can be customized and varied to match the individual needs of their owners to any kind of building. Feel free to contact me any time to learn how I can help you realize your individual passive house solution in Würzburg, Schweinfurt and Germany.

References available in my office in Würzburg upon request

BIM - Building Information Modeling

BIM stands for Building Information Modeling (Building Data Modeling). A three-dimensional computer-generated model is being used as a source of information for all participating parties to work on during the planning, execution and operating and even alteration and disassembly phases of a building. I decided to implement this latest planning concept as my only method of planning from day one, when establishing my office in Wuerzburg.

A positive “side-effect” of this method is the fact, that clients are enabled to understand the project immediately without the need of being able to read plans at all. One can already “walk-through” the building at the earliest possible moment and long before execution to check if the model checks the expectations for the project

Dipl.-Ing. Architect Lars Winkler in Würzburg is always available for any questions regarding architecture, interior architecture, store design or technical installations in Würzburg, Schweinfurt and Germany

Please call my architecture office in Würzburg at  +49 (0) 931. 66 05 04 88 or send an e-mail to info[at]atelier-winkler.de.


Further Reference from Würzburg, Schweinfurt, Germany, Europe and the U.S. available in my office in Würzburg



  • All
  • Reconstruction
  • Refurbishment
  • Concepts

Reconfiguration House W

Baked-Potato Restaurant

Dormer Window

Shawarma Restaurant

Sloped Garden Concept

Exhibition-/Retail Pavilion

House MA

Atelier Winkler Würzburg

House WE

Data Privacy Statement


Please note that this text has been translated by its owner, so that one might get a first insight into this law and its application. If in doublt, only the German version of this text acts as the defining and legally binding statement. Please refer to the German part of the website for all legally binding information concerning this issue as needed.

Data Privacy Statement

We conduct our website according to the following principles:

We are commited to observe the legal regulations for data protection and are making all efforts to always consider the principles of data avoidance and data reduction to its minimum.

1. Name and Address of the Responsible

The responsible as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (referred to as DSGVO in this website) and further National Data Protection laws of the Member States of the EU as well as other terms outlining data protection is:

Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Lars Winkler

Freischaffender Architekt
Atelier Winkler
Domstr. 10
97070 Würzburg
Tel.: +49 (0) 931. 66 05 04 88
E-Mail: info[at]atelier-winkler.de
Website: www.atelier-winkler.de

2. Definitions

We have designed our Data Privacy Statement according to the principles of clarity and transparency. In case of lack of clarity regarding the use of different terms and concepts, the corresponding definitions can be found and viewed here: https://dsgvo-gesetz.de/art-4-dsgvo/ 


3. Legal Basis for Processing of Personal Data

We process your personal data, i.e. your surname, first name, your e-mail address, IP address etc. only if there is a legal basis for doing so. In this instance, three particular regulations are to be considered according to the General Data Protection Regulation: 

a) you have given us your explicit consent to process your personal data for one or several purpose/s, Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You are being informed explicitly about the purpose or purposes of the processing of your data in detail by us and your consent is being documented by us.

b) The processing of your personal data is needed to fulfill a contract or to execute measures leading up to a contract with you, Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

c) The processing of personal data is needed to secure our legitimate interest, insofar as your interests or fundamental rights and liberties outweigh our interests, Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We always indicate explicitly which legal regulation forms the basis of the processing of your personal data.

4. Transmission of Personal Data 

Transmission of data to third parties is not being done for any other reason as follows. We only transmit your personal data if: 
a) you explicitly approved of as outlined in Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO,
b) the transmission as outlined in Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO is needed to practice, exercise or defend legal rights and there is no reason to presume that you own a higher interest worth protecting, avoiding transmission of your data. 
c) there is a legal obligation to transmit the data as outlined in Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. c DSGVO 
d) is legally sound and necessary to execute contractual obligations as outlined in Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. b DSGVO 


5. Duration of Storage and Deletion 

We save all personal data transmitted to us for as long as it is needed to fulfill the purpose they were sent for, only. Alternatively we save it for as long as it is required by law. Once the purpose has been fulfilled and/or the mandatory period has expired, the data will be deleted or blocked. 

6. SSL-Encryption

This website uses SSL-Encryption to secure confidential information that you have sent to us, i.e. requests you have sent to the web site provider, only. You can identify encrypted connections by the address changing from "http://" to "https://" in the browser address line and by the lock symbol next to it. 

If the SSL-Encryption is enabled, data transmitted to us cannot be read by third parties.

7. Collection and Storage of personal Data and the Type and Purpose of Applicatioin 

a) Visiting the website
When visiting our website, no data is being collected. 
b) Contact by e-mail
You are welcome to send e-mails to the address provided on our website. We store and process your e-mail as well as all information provided therein according to Art. 6 Abs. S. 1 lit. b and f DSGVO only. The e-mails and corresponding data will be deleted three months upon receipt latest, insofar they are not needed for another contractual relationship.

8. Rights of the Person affected

you are entitled to the following rights:

a) Disclosure
According to Art. 15 DSGVO, you have the right to demand disclosure of your personal data processed by us. This right of disclosure contains the following:

• Purpose of processing
• Categories of personal data
• Recipients or categories of recipients which were given access to your data
• Planned duration of storage or criteria for definition of storage duration
• The existence of the right to correct, delete, limit processing and processing
• The existence of the right to appeal to the regulating authority
• The source of your personal data, if not collected by us
• The existence of an automated decision making process including a profiling and, if applicable, significant information about their details

b) Correction
According to Art. 16 DSGVO you have the right for incorrect or uncomplete stored personal data we have, to be corrected.

c) Deletion
According to Art. 17 DSGVO you have rhe right to demand immediate deletion of your personal data from us, insofar their further processing is not needed due to one of the following reasons:

• To execute the right of free speech and information 
• To fulfill a legal obligation, that requires the processing according to the right of the European Union or the Member State, the responsible underlies. Also legal obligations falling under a public interest or execution of public law, that the responsible has been transcribed to.
• For reasons of public interests in the area of public health according to Art. 9, Abs. 2 lit. h and i as well as
• The for the public interest lying interests for archiving purposes, scientific of historic research purposes or statistical purposes according to Art. 89 Abs.1 DSGVO insofar as it concerns the right named in a) supposedly prevents or significantly reduces its implementation. 
• Enforcement, execution or defense of

d) Limitations of Processing
 You may demand the limitation of processing of your personal data due to one of the following reasons according to Art. 18 DSGVO:
• You challenge the accuracy of your personal data
• The processing is unlawful, and you oppose the right to delete the personal data.
• We no longer require the data for purposes of processing. You, however need it to enforce, execute or defend legal claims.
• You oppose processing of your data according to Art. 21 Abs. 1 DSGVO.

e) Notification
If you have demanded a correction or deletion of your personal data or have requested a limitation of processing according to Art. 16, Art. 17 Abs. 1 und Art. 18 DSGVO to be considered, we notify all recipients that have been given access to your personal data, unless this proves to be impossible or is only achievable by a disproportionate effort on our side. You are entitled to demand notification of us about who these recipients were.

f) Transmission
You are entitled to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format.
You are also entitled, to demand for this data to be transmitted to a third party, insofar as its processing has been executed with the use of automated procedures and was based on an explicit consent given according to Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 Abs. 2 lit. a or on a contract according to Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. b DSGVO

g) Cancellation
You remain the right, according to Art. 7 Abs. 3 DSGVO, to revoke your consent given at any given moment. By revoking the consent given before, the lawfulness of processing up to this cancellation, is not affected. Any data processing that was based on your revoked consent before may no longer be processed by us in the future.

h) Appeal
 As stipulated in Art. 77 DSGVO, you are entitled to appeal to a regulatory authority, should you believe that the processing of your personal data is not compliant with the DSGVO.

i) Objection
If your personal data is being processed due to legitimate interests according to Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO, you remain the right, according to Art. 21 DSGVO, to object to the processing of your personal data, insofar there are reasons given, which are derived from your situation or if the objection is aimed against direct advertising. In this last instance you have a general right to object, that will be complied with by us without the need to specify the situation as such. Should you wish to use this general right to appeal or object, an e-mail to info[at]atelier-winkler.de is sufficient.

j) Automated Decision-Making Processes in Explicit Cases including Profiling
You have the right not to be subordinated to a decision made by automated processing, including profiling, exclusively, which would be legally relevant or limit you in a similar way significantly. This is not the case, if the decision 
i. is needed for signature or fulfillment of a contract between you and us.
ii. due to legal obligations making it lawful in the European Union or the Member State we are underlying, and this legal obligation contains appropriate procedures to retain your rights of freedom and your legitimate interests therein.
iii. this is being done with your explicit consent given.
Admittedly, these decisions are not to be based on specific categories of personal data according to Art. 9 Abs. 1 DSGVO, insofar as Art. 9 Abs. 2 lit. a or g DSGVO is not applicable and adequate measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your eligible interests.
Concerning cases i) and ii) we take appropriate measures to protect your rights and freedoms as well as your eligible interests, whereto the right to enforce the intervention of a person on our side, to declare one´s own point of view and on appealing the decision belongs to, as a minimum.

9.  Changes of Data Protection Statement

Should we alter the Data Protection Statement, we will indicate this on the website.

Würzburg, as of June 19th, 2020


Legal Notice
As required by German law (Telemediengesetz)

Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Lars Winkler
Freischaffender Architekt
AW® Atelier Winkler®
Domstraße 10
97070 Würzburg

Contact Details:
T. +49-(0)931-66 05 04 88

Occupational Title


Awarded by the enrolment commission of the Bayerische Architektenkammer (Chamber of Bavarian Architects), Munich (State Bavaria, Germany) according to article 1 of Baukammerngesetz (BauKaGe). The Bayerische Architektenkammer is the designated regulating authority for all architects based in Bavaria.

Chamber Membership:

Member of Bayerische Architektenkammer since 2012.

The applicable law (Bayerisches Baukammerngesetz) and the code of conduct (Berufsordnung) can be found at
www.byak.de - (PDF-download at Kammer Intern, then link Baukammergesetz or Berufsordnung der Bayerischen Architektenkammer). In case of changes to the publication, please refer to www.byak.de or contact the chamber directly at:

Bayerische Architektenkammer
Körperschaft des Öffentlichen Rechts
Waisenhausstr. 4
80637 München
Phone +49 (0) 89.13 98 800
Fax +49 (0)89.13 98 80 55

Liability insurance for Germany:

Markel International Insurance Company Ltd.
Niederlassung für Deutschland
Sophienstr. 26
80333 München

Amtsgericht München, HRB 20295
USt-IdNr. DE 287 719 956

3 million Euros for damages to property and personal injury

Should a project require a higher insurance cover, this can be arranged with an addendum to the above insurance on a project by project cover.

Liability insurance for projects outside of Germany and outside of the E.U.:

For all projects outside of Germany, within the E.U. and worldwide projects, a separate liability insurance will be provided on a project by project basis by an insurance company based in Germany

VAT identification number according to § 27a Abs. 1 of the applicable law Umsatzsteuergesetz (UstG):

DE 313 481 525


The rights for all images used are with the owner of the website and were either taken by himself or by the photographer Rolf Nachbar (Rolf Nachbar Fotografie und Design, Badstrasse 1, 97234 Reichenberg  www.nachbar.de) or Theresita Seib-Stretz (Theresita Seib Foto Kunst Galerie, Neubaustraße 22, 97070 Würzburg www.teresitaseib-fotogalerie.de) and the rights were passed on when purchasing the imgages. In the case of the book covers, the rights were awarded by the publisher (MEC Metro ECE Centermanagement, Düsseldorf, Germany and Springer Verlag).

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Würzburg, as of July 11th, 2020

Angles and Rough Edges

The Collective

At Atelier Winkler in Würzburg, we value clients, project partners and co-workers of all national or cultural backgrounds, denominations, gender or sexual orientation, disability or age, income or political opinion. We build outcome-oriented for humans in all circumstances, at eye level with all participating parties.

Quality Management

Atelier Winkler is a place for highly customized architecture and branded environments. We take the time to familiarize ourselves with all aspects of our projects and their holistic design requirements.

Our expertise is constantly being maintained, updated in trainings, and communicated to everyone. Specialists and Experts are coordinated and included as needed.

At Atelier Winkler, we disapprove of non-science-based methods when planning or executing projects and base our technical decisions on research provided by science in the fields of (building-) physics, biology, science-based medicine, (building-) chemistry, mathematics, and life-affirming principles, ethical guidelines and their application.

Any criticism should only be given and perceived in a fact-based and project related context. This helps identifying potential critical issues and negative impacts in a timely manner and to plan for an outcome-oriented result.

After completion, each project is being evaluated in an internal process to add to the knowledge base and constantly raise the level of awareness and quality of projects and client communication.

Environmental Protection

We aim to plan as sustainable, affordable, and eco-friendly as possible. Only materials beneficial for human health, safe for the environment and animals during the sourcing, and production processes, installation, operation, and disposal should be used.

We plan vegetation favoured by insects and insect-safe light fixtures only. We try to activate roof areas for the environment by installing photovoltaic panels or green roofs. Rainwater is either being collected in reservoirs for irrigation or drained on site.

Each building should be constructed in such a way, as to operate with as little fossil fuel as possible to generate foreseeable and steady operating costs. Existing structures are being examined for likely contaminations, such as asbestos or timber preservatives. We also test for radon pollutions of the ground or inside of existing buildings.

In our office in Würzburg, Atelier Winkler is mostly using wood-free paper. All electrical appliances have an eco-mode or are being switched off completely overnight. All radiators have been equipped with electronic valves. Most lighting has motion sensors and can be dimmed as needed. The company car is currently a highly efficient hybrid car.

We installed a professional system for water filtration, cooling and CO2-injection of our tap water and abstain from bottled water for drinking water.

Social Responsibility

We send out Christmas cards without giveaways and rather donate for a good cause each year, such as organizations supporting the environment, people with social or physical disadvantages or entities wiht exceptional value for society.

The following organisations have been supported with donations so far:

Ärzte ohne Grenzen

Amadeu Antonio Stiftung

Der Soziale Tag (Schüler helfen Leben) Wirsberg-Gymnasium Würzburg

DGM – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Muskelkranke e.V.

K.O.K. e. V. – Bundesweiter Koordinierungskreis gegen Menschenhandel e. V.

Shark Project

Stolpersteine Würzburg e. V. - Sponsorship for a "Stolperstein" in Domstraße in Würzburg


Würzburg, as of June 25th, 2020