ACME , Founding Director
Friedrich Ludewig is a founding Director of ACME.
He studied at the Technical University Berlin and the Academy of Fine Arts Berlin and received his Diploma in Architecture with Distinction (Honours), from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London in 2001
From 2000 and 2007 he worked as Associate Director at Foreign Office Architects (FOA), leading the work on Ümraniye Meydan in Istanbul, the JLP Store and Cinema complex in Leicester, Ravensbourne College, BBC Music Centre and the London 2012 Masterplan & Olympic park.
Since its inception in 2007, Friedrich has worked as Director at ACME, overseeing the design work across all projects in the office. ACME has grown into an international practice with 75 architects, with 24 nationalities, based in offices in London, Berlin and Sydney. Over the last few years, they have worked on 200 architecture, urban planning, and interior projects for private, corporate and public clients in 25 countries. Notable completed projects include Melbourne Eastland, Victoria Gate Leeds, Watermark Southampton, Robina Town Centre, Hunsett Mill and Beirut City Centre.
ACME has won a number of international awards and competitions, including several National RIBA and sustainability awards, MIPIM and MAPIC best retail scheme (2017), AJ Leisure project of the Year 2017, the ICSC Best of Best Award and the 2010 RIBA Manser Medal.
Friedrich has taught and lectured as a Visiting Critic at: RCA London (2015), Darmstadt University (2009), Berlage Institute in Rotterdam (2007-08), The Bartlett UCL in London, Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2005), The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (2003-2005), and as Visiting Studio Critic at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.