• Our mission: sustainable ambitious architecture

    We are expert planning partners for quality real estate and construction projects, all across Germany.

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  • Integrated Design made in Germany

    Our interdisciplinary planning teams of architects, engineers, technical experts and real estate economists collaborate and cooperate on every project to find optimum solutions.

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  • Planning security

    We draw up alternatives with cost-benefit analyses and an evaluation matrix for every project. A project handbook compiles the most important documents in accordance with our high planning standards.

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  • Award-winning architecture

    For exemplary architecture SSP has been international awarded several times i.a. with a Special Mention at the Deutscher Architektur Preis 2015 and an Award at the German Design Award 2016. For innovative working methods SSP received in 2016 the Award „TOP 100 Innovator of the German middle class“ and in 2009 the award „Excellent Knowledge Organisation“.

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SSP AG is one of the leading Integrated Design Studios in Germany.

  • 40 years of experience

    We have been supplying interdisciplinary architecture and building technology planning services since our firm was founded in 1977.

  • 1.400+ projects

    One of our most important resources is the experience our staff has gained from the many projects we have completed.

  • 150 employees

    We believe in steady rather than rapid growth. Many of our highly qualified employees have been with the company for over 10 years.

  • Architects

    We shape your ideas for the future ambitiously, yet realistically. Our concepts are always oriented towards the building’s future usage.

  • Engineers

    We prioritise technical building equipment, building physics and fire protection, right from the outset.

  • Integrated Design

    We believe integrated planning means synchronistic, cooperative project development by our interdisciplinary team.

  • Planning security

    Our teams of architects, engineers and technical experts keep a watchful eye on all aspects of your project.

  • Certainty in decision making

    We offer you sound information so you can make the right decisions for your project.

  • A secure investment

    We develop forward-looking building concepts that incorporate elements such as transformability, energy efficiency and attractiveness and implement them on time and on budget.

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Corporate history and origin
Integrated Design since 1977

SSP AG (formerly known as SchürmannSpannel Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH) looks back at 40 years of success. Today SSP AG  is one of the leading Integrated Design studios in Germany . The headquarters is based in Bochum (Germany) with more offices located in Karlsruhe (Germany).

SSP AG  currently employs approximately 150 specialists from different disciplines.

In national and international competitions SSP AG  has won more than 40 prices and a number of awards for its exemplary architecture and innovative working methods. So far more than 1,400 projects of varying building types and sizes were successfully completed.

The company was founded in 1977 as SchürmannSpannel Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH by the engineers Friedrich Schürmann und Helmut Spannel in Bochum (Germany). In 2002, to simplify a generational change, the company´s legal status was changed into the stock corporation SSP AG. SSP is the short form for SchürmannSpannel, honouring the founders.

The leaderboard of SSP AG is headed by the architects Matthias Kraemer (managing director) and Thomas Schmidt (chairman).


Supervisory board

The Supervisory Board of SSP AG consists of three persons. The Supervisory Board is chaired by Dr. Hans-Gert Bovelett, lawyer and senior partner of the Düsseldorf law firm Orth Kluth. He is an experienced expert in construction and real estate law. He is complemented by Jun. Prof. Dr.-Ing. architect Jutta Albus. She has been a professor at the TU Dortmund since April 2017 her work concentrates on the development of innovative planning methods that achieve a high design potential through efficient manufacturing technologies leading to ecologically, technically and economically high-quality solutions in construction, and Jens Trompeter, managing partner of the IT company Conciso GmbH.

People f.l.: Dr. Hans-Gert Bovelett, Jens Trompeter with Jun. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Architektin Jutta Albus

Executive board

Dipl.-Ing. architect Matthias Kraemer has been head of the company since 1999 and was director of Schürmann-Spannel Planungsgesellschaft mbH until 2002. After the company went public in 2002, he became company director and has been managing director of SchürmannSpannel AG since 2013.

Dipl.-Ing. architect Thomas Schmidt has been an authorised statutory representative of the company (Prokurist) and head of Integrated Planning at SSP AG since 2000 and joined the executive board in 2013. He has been lecturing on architecture at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts since 1996.

People f.l.: Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Thomas Schmidt with Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Matthias Kraemer


Architects Matthias Kraemer, Thomas Schmidt, Matthias Solbach, Marius Scheffer, Stefan Bielefeld, Guido Handschmann, Frank Köller, Thorsten Lage and mechanical engineer Heiner Blum all became partners after many years of working for the company.

Our executive board and team leaders provide responsible, forward-looking leadership with a spirit of innovation.

People f.l.: Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Matthias Solbach, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Versorgungstechnik Heiner Blum, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Thomas Schmidt, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt (FH) / Dipl.-Wirtsch. Ing. (FH) Frank Köller, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Matthias Kraemer, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt (FH) Stefan Bielefeld, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt (FH) Guido Handschmann, Dipl.-Ing. Architektur (FH) Thorsten Lage und Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Marius Scheffer