Interdisciplinary and holistic architectural planning

Architecture for industry has an important place in our company, because industrial companies, in particular, are the key drivers of economic cycles. This is why io sees it as an important part of its holistic and sustainable philosophy to be positive and forward-looking in helping shape these cycles.


Added value

Optimization of processes, buildings and systems as one unit

Achieving CO2 neutrality in construction, production and operation

Central point of contact, maximum integration of disciplines, multiplier of concepts, moderator in finding solutions


Improvement of socio-cultural and productive factors for employees

Reference projects for Architecture & Sustainability

University Hospital Frankfurt
SSS Siedle

Reference projects for Architecture & Sustainability

University Hospital Frankfurt
SSS Siedle

How we work

Feasibility and master planning

The first planning stages set the course for your building project. We enable you to make landmark decisions.

These include:

  • Early-stage consulting on project execution strategy (planning, contracting, implementation)
  • Feasibility studies
  • User needs assessment
  • Site master planning (SMP)
  • Property analyses
  • Concept design / block planning
  • Cost and economic feasibility studies
  • Basic evaluation and preliminary design in accordance with HOAI* service phases I and II

* HOAI = the German Official Scale of Fees for Services by Architects and Engineers

Drafts and planning approval

We ideally combine user needs, process requirements and building code specifications – our interdisciplinary teams coordinate all interfaces and support you all the way to the final building application.

We offer:

Design and approval planning in accordance with service phases III and IV of the German Official Scale of Fees for Services by Architects and Engineers (HOAI)

Implementation planning and tendering

io will guide you all the way from implementation planning to the award of the individual trades (HOAI service phases V to VII) and also coordinate the various specialist services.

We take on the following responsibilities for individual trades, general contractors as well as investor models:

  • Project management and organization
  • Integration and coordination of all technical participants as well as any necessary special experts and consultants
  • Creation and monitoring of the planning schedule
  • Costing and tracking
  • Preparation of service specifications
  • Implementation of the tender and award procedure

Implementation and acceptance

We support you in construction management, property supervision, final documentation and planning the commissioning.

General contractor procedures:

  • Organization and implementation of quality assurance on site
  • Invoice verification and cost control
  • Deadline tracking and control
  • Review of general contractor implementation planning
  • Support during final approval

Procedures for the individual trades:

  • Organization and implementation of on-site management
  • Invoice verification and cost control of all trades
  • Deadline monitoring and control of the individual trades
  • Verification that all work conforms with the planning requirements 
  • Coordination of the trades on the construction site
  • Support during final approval

Investor model:

  • Tenant representation

Commissioning of buildings and facilities

After completion and handover of the buildings and facilities, io continues to provide support during and after commissioning:

  • Handover
  • Monitoring defect rectification
  • Commissioning management

Core competencies in architecture & sustainability

We offer the full range of planning services for buildings, architecture, structural design, technical building equipment, outdoor facilities and fire protection, all from a single source.

  • Feasibility studies
  • Technical due diligence
  • Site assessment and evaluation
  • Brown field and green field planning
  • Planning a change of use during operation
  • Design, draft, tender and award
  • Site supervision
  • Commissioning and optimization

At io integrated planning encompasses:

  • Building energy system consulting
  • Funding advice
  • Planning and implementing strategies to minimize CO2
  • Green building certification consulting such as LEED, DGNB and BREEAM
  • Intelligent building technologies
  • Implementation of the German Law on Emission Control (BImSchG) procedure including expert opinion
Animierte Aussenansicht des Erbe Gebäudes

From the fledgling project idea right up to completion, as well as continuous optimization

Your contact
io Standortleiter USA Rupert Hoecherl
Rupert Hoecherl
Managing Director