Mechthild Stuhlmacher was born in Germany, studied music and architecture in Germany and the Netherlands and graduated from the TU Delft.
Before setting up her own studio she worked at several renowned offices in the Netherlands and London such as Mecanoo, Zeinstra vd Pol, Maccreanor Lavington Architects and David Chipperfield Architects.
She was a member of the editorial team of the OASE architecture magazine between 1995 and 2008. From 2004 to 2008 she worked as an editor on two editions of the Flanders Architecture Yearbook. Between 2010 and 2016 she was part of the committee for Welstand en Monumenten Rotterdam (committee for architectural quality in the city).
Since 1997, she has been a lecturer at TU Delft, first at the Interiors Buildings Cities Chair and since 2019 at the chair of Urban Architecture. She regularly conducts workshops and lectures at home and abroad and works with various publishing projects. Between 2016 and 2018, she taught students at St. Lucas, Ghent / KU Leuven in their final year. In 2021/ 2022 she teaches architectural design and construction at the TU Berlin.
Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architects was founded in 2001 by Mechthild Stuhlmacher and Rien Korteknie. The Rotterdam-based agency has realized a range of projects that gained much appreciation and attention in the domestic and foreign press and have been awarded multiple architectural prizes.
All projects combine an integrated sustainable approach with a timeless sense for space, and deep concern about the cultural and physical environment.
In the last years the practice has become an international team of architects focusing on building and research tasks of varying scale and complexity. In the work buildings for education, care, culture and well-being play a central role, as well as housing and private dwellings. Recent project include ambitious restoration, renovation and transformation projects that increasingly deal with building in a complex urban and historical context.