WHAT WE DO
KLINGMANN creates communities that are different. We collaborate and work with you to develop complete worlds.
Living, breathing worlds that work and play, and evolve. We realize them and make them real. We are never cookie-cutter. Because we collaborate with people from different countries and backgrounds, our design process is fresh, innovative and sensitive to different cultures. We always create work you will be proud of and proud to be a part of.
KLINGMANN has a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural approach that combines strategic planning with creative processes.
The Klingmann difference is the bringing together of three functions into designs that create vital, vibrant communities. Planning influences branding. Branding influences designing. Everything works. And everything works together.
Four reasons KLINGMANN is the first choice for so many projects around the world.
A boutique that thinks big.
KLINGMANN brings together experience and follow-through with creativity, responsiveness, communication and flexibility.
Your partner. Every step of the way.
KLINGMANN works with you. You aren’t shuttled from department to department, left to unravel unnecessary bureaucracy and red-tape. Instead you are a part of a collaborative process. We partner. We hit deadlines. We return phone calls.
Planning, branding, design. Integrated.
KLINGMANN’s process leads to unique living, breathing spaces where people and businesses can live, work, shop and play effortlessly.
A world of experience. Delivered.
KLINGMANN has created important developments on four continents. Time and again we build global communities our partners are proud of.
Dr. Ing. Anna Klingmann
Anna Klingmann is an architect, urbanist and visionary on branding and architecture whose BRANDISM™️—an innovative approach to merging architecture and branding—anticipated current global trends.
Through her extensive professional experience in New York, the Middle East, and China, academic research at internationally renowned institutions, and authorship of her book, Brandscapes: Architecture in the Experience Economy (MIT PRESS), Anna has developed a unique combination of branding, urban planning, landscape design, placemaking and architecture along with the ability to design compelling experiences for residential communities and complex mixed-use developments.
A German native, Anna Klingmann received her Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute in New York with Honors and her Masters Degree in Urban Design from the Architectural Association in London. She received her PhD. summa cum laude in branding and architecture from the University of Arts in Berlin. She began her career in New York where she worked for commercial architectural offices. Later she worked for Zaha Hadid in London and the Office of Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam. In addition to having lectured widely on the intersection of urbanism, branding, landscaping, and placemaking, she taught at Cornell University, Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, the ETH in Zurich, the University of Arts in Berlin, and the University of Texas at Austin.
Inspired by the potential of architecture to connect commerce, culture, and community, she founded KLINGMANN as an interdisciplinary consultancy in 2003 in New York that plans, brands and designs global mixed-use destinations. Her work investigates pro-active methods and cross-disciplinary techniques that can meet today’s challenges of urbanization and the progressive interlacing of global and local economic and cultural environments. By integrating multiple scales and disciplines into a holistic approach, her work is aimed at developing nuanced expressions of urbanity that are tailored to the needs and means of specific regions and cultural contexts. Sustainability is understood here as a multidimensional and heterogeneous process, which integrates the fields of ecology, economics, sociology and culture in a dynamic cross-disciplinary palimpsest depending on each context.
Her articles and projects have been published in many international journals, books and magazines including: Arch Magazine, Istoe Independe, Fast Company, AD Magazine, Daidalos, Architectural Record and Architecture Aujourdhui among many others. Her book “Brandscapes: Architecture in the Experience Economy”, MIT Press, illustrates cutting-edge ideas on how architecture can effectively brand mixed-use destinations, residential communities, and retail environments.