2a studio is an architectural practice based in Aachen, founded by two partners with a solid background experience in international renowned offices. The practice has been involved in projects of various scales from residential and their extensions to public buildings and interior design and urban planning. In addition to its broad orientation, the office is characterized by its openness to collaboration and a close relationship to research and teaching.
Our work creates architecture with a strong focus on design, construction and realization, considering the context, the users and the costs in order to develop high-quality solutions for each individual building task.
We consider the use of contemporary, ecological and resource-saving construction methods to be a matter of course.
2a studio was founded by Katharina and Lucas Schrader in 2020.
Katharina Schrader studied architecture at RWTH Aachen and ETSA Sevilla. During studies, she worked as a teaching assistant for Prof. Mirko Baum and did an internship at Meili Peter Architekten, Zurich. After graduating in 2014, she worked at Schulz und Schulz in Leipzig. By her win of the competition for Maison Mougins, she founded her first studio in Basel together with two collegues.
Since 2019 she is a researcher and teaching assistant for Prof. Schneider, chair of Building Construction at RWTH Aachen.
Lucas Schrader studied architecture and urban planning at Potsdam School of Architecture where he also worked as a researcher and assistant with Prof. Jan Kleihues. Awarded with the BMBF´s scholarship, he graduated in 2014.
He worked at offices like FJWoessner and Heike Hanada - laboratory of art and architecture in Berlin, Schulz und Schulz in Leipzig as well as Christ & Gantenbein in Basel. From 2018 to 2022 he was project-leading architect in heritage conservation.
Since 2022 he is a researcher and teaching assistant for Prof. Schneider, chair of Building Construction at RWTH Aachen.