Martin Arvidsson and Fredrik Larsson have been living and working as architects in Germany for 28 and 15 years respectively, which has been a great help in the development of the studio in Stuttgart. Local knowledge is an essential piece of the puzzle for successfully entering a new market, especially when the role of being an architect in Germany and in Sweden is rather different. In Germany, for example, the architect is responsible for delivering a completed building, and not just drawings. Therefore, it has been important to recruit locally, and Martin and Fredrik’s network have been a great asset in the recruitment process. As directors of the studio, Martin and Fredrik, have played a central role in building the team, which today consists of twelve colleagues.
– Thanks to our many years in Germany, we both have valuable networks that have been useful in building the team we are today, says Fredrik Larsson, Architect and Director of White’s studio in Stuttgart.
Both Martin and Fredrik explain that the recruitment has exceeded expectations and that the success is due to a combination of a broad network, good knowledge of the local market and a strong brand. Many people who apply to the studio already know White.