LAS | About Us


Lean Architecture Studio (LAS) is an architectural design practice that focuses on lean architecture, urbanism, research and development. LAS has a team of creative thinkers, talented designer and experienced architects with its headquarters in Munich Germany. Our architecture is based on clear functionality and simple beauty. Each project rests on the shoulders of our previous work, even though we always challenge conventions. 

Each new project is seen as a research opportunity that enhances our experience and brings clarity to our design. Our systematic approach to design, sustainability, technology, materials cost control and project management  is central to LAS’ design process. Our unique blend of design and functionality provides our clients with projects in perfect equilibrium. We pride ourselves by listening to our client’s concerns, understanding their goals, and sharing in their vision.


Christian Lehnen, AIA

Christian Lehnen is an Architect with over 20 years of international architectural experience.
His expertise ranges from business and residential towers to hospitals and large scale mixed-use projects. Before opening his practice , Mr. Lehnen has worked with several renowned international firms in the capacity of a Project Director managing the full business cycle from the first proposal through to the successful completion of numerous projects.
He is a registered architect in Germany and in the US and holds an NCARB certificate.
Mr. Lehnen studied at the Politechnico di Milano and graduated with a master’s degree in Architecture from the Technical University of Berlin.
His technical expertise covers all aspects of construction documentation and construction administration. His depth of experience has allowed him to have also been consulting in the past as a construction defects expert witness for private individuals, corporations such as Allianz Insurance as well as several law firms.
During his extensive career Mr. Lehnen has also been very active in mentoring architects therefore contributing to the development of future generations of architects.

 Associate Partner

Thierry_Paret, FAIA

Thierry_Paret is an American Architect with a comprehensive background in all phases of Architecture gained in over 30 years of working for leading practices in the USA, Ireland, and the UAE. He has both won and been a finalist in International Architectural Design competitions. Thierry has worked on project types ranging from master planning to commercial, cultural, mixed-use, pharmaceutical, research, retail and residential.
Thierry is the Past President of the AIA International Region encompassing all the institute’s members working and residing outside the United States. He also formerly (2016-2017) served as one of six Directors-at-Large for the entire American Institute of Architects responsible for the overall governance of the world’s largest architectural association.
Thierry was elevated to the AIA’s College of Fellows in 2014, the highest honor the AIA bestows to its members. He is a registered architect in New York, Nevada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Thierry holds an NCARB certificate and is a LEED AP.
He was honored as the 41st most influential person in the Middle East and North African construction industry by the Construction Week Magazine Power 100. That same year he was also voted the 16th most influential architect in the Middle East by Architect Middle East Magazine


We provide professional service for all phases of your project. Our work responds to the needs of our clients whilst still incorporating art and technology, form and function, beauty and purpose and considering the limited resources of today’s world.
Our goal is to design buildings and environments that work and enhance people’s lives and transform communities.  Architecture today is characterized by remarkable complexities: rigorous regulatory constraints, challenging schedules and budgets, the contradictory desires for design to both express a unique identity as well as achieve standardization, and the growing requirements for more sustainable buildings.
We see ourselves as the classical architect who is responsible for the development of a project from the first feasibility study to its handover to the client whilst orchestrating the team of engineers.


  • Architecture
  • Interiors
  • Project  Management
  • Construction  Management
  • Value Engineering
  • Financial/Budget Control
  • Sustainability