Oppenheim Architecture is a global design practice engaging with diverse clients, cultures, and environments across five continents.

Established in 1999 by Chad Oppenheim, the practice has studios in Miami and Basel with an inquisitive team of forty architects, interior designers, planners, dreamers, and technicians. Our Basel office is led by Swiss architect Beat Huesler, Chad’s long-time friend and associate from Cornell University. The two studios operate as one, guided by poetically contextual design, hyperfunctionality, and building craft.

As architectural archeologists, our work is highly attuned to its site. We go beyond the bounds of conventional architectural production—studying people and cultures, technologies and materials, psychologies and experiences—to create buildings and spaces that connect people with the spirit of place.

As value creators and problem-solvers, we aim to challenge and inspire so that each site and project fulfills and exceeds its potential. Every brief holds hidden value, and our focus is to realize these greater cultural, experiential, and economic possibilities—to make one plus one equal eleven. By seeing architecture as part of a wider ecosystem, we amplify benefits not only for our clients and users, but also for the surrounding community and environment.

Oppenheim Architecture has received over 90 awards, including more than 60 from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Awards, as well as a National Design Award from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.


Cornell University School of Architecture (Scholarship Program), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (Certified), U.S. Green Building Council (LEED AP Certified).


St. Jude Foundation, National Forest Foundation, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Points of Light Foundation, Anderson Foundation for the Arts, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Virginia Key Bicycle Club, Ocean Conservancy.

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