We are proud of our diverse and interdisciplinary team. Kinzo can offer you a broad range of projects. We are always keen to engage with driven and ambitious colleagues who love to learn and help shape new things.
The story of Kinzo starts off with three friends and a grinding machine. In 1997, Karim El-Ishmawi, Martin Jacobs and Chris Middleton are studying architecture together. For the summer holidays, they want to do handiwork on a boat. The manufacturer of the grinding machine is called Kinzo.
On May 1, 1999, Karim, Martin and Chris open a small, fine club in Berlin Mitte. They call it Kinzo – yes, you guessed it. They build the room themselves and according to their own designs. Their first placemaking project is an international success.
In 2003 Karim, Martin and Chris found their own architectural company. They name it after the club: Kinzo. The first office is located directly at Alexanderplatz. There is no door, you enter through the window. Berlin´s special energy inscribes itself in the Kinzo DNS.
Today, the Kinzo office is located in the heart of Berlin, directly at Checkpoint Charlie. The space is larger, the team more international. Companies from all over the world are now Kinzo clients.
Some things just stay the same. We are still dancing. And we still serve Kinzo Cooler, preferably during summer time. So join us, it´s fun.