Dietmar Feichtinger established his firm in Paris in 1993. With about thirty employees between Paris and Vienna the team operates mainly in Europe. DFA has built a strong reputation for its inventive structures and its investigative approach to design. Its work links both architecture and engineering whilst exploring the dynamic between these two disciplines. In a constant strive DFA is looking for integrating environmental and sustainable development, in an elegant and sensitive architecture, respectful of nature and humans. Dietmar Feichtinger is, among six nominations for the European Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award, internationally honored with architecture awards and publications for excellence in design. In 2014 he was appointed permanent member of the Academy of Arts Berlin.