Stefan Hoeckenreiner, founder of ambient architecture, graduated with a degree in Architecture in 1999 at the University of Applied Science, in Munich, Germany. 

During his studies he interned one semester at world famous Helmut Jahn Architects, in Chicago, Illinois, working on the Sony Centre, Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, a large scale mixed use development.

After graduation Stefan worked for Jürgen Engel Architects in Frankfurt, Germany, on several large scale office developments. 

Stefan joined the chamber of Architects in Germany in 2003 and after a move to Ireland he became a member of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland.

In 2003 ambient architecture was formed, specialising on residential projects for private clients. 

Following his interest in working with period properties, Stefan became accredited by the RIAI to be a Grade III Conservation Architect in 2011.

A major step in the profile of ambient architecture was winning the international design competition for the new sports hall for Loreto Abbey Dalkey Secondary School in 2011. 

In 2014 Stefan became accredited by the RIAI to act in the role of Project Supervisor Design Process PSDP. 





Stefan is a registered Architect and Member of the RIAI since 2003







Stefan got accredited by the RIAI as a Grade III Conservation Architect since 2011







Since 2014 we hold a PSDP accreditation by the RIAI.









Stefan is a member of the Bavarian chamber of Architects since 2003