The architects-office Rapp + Rapp was founded in 1997 (with the current name in 1999) by the German couple Christian Rapp and Rapp Birgit, they have offices in Amsterdam and Antwerp.
Christian Rapp (°Munich, 1962) was trained as a bricklayer and studied architecture at the TU Berlin and TU Delft. He worked in the offices of Otto Steidle, Rem Koolhaas and Hans Kollhoff and conducted from 1992 to 1998, a joint office with Stefan Höhne. In 1997 he was awarded the Maaskant Prize for Young Architects. After several guest lecturer at German and Dutch training he was untill the end off 2023 professor Rational Architecture at Eindhoven University. From 2016 Christian Rapp is the city architect of Antwerp.
Birgit Rapp-Scheulen studied architectural design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and architecture at the Academy of Architecture. Since 1997 she collaborates with Christian Rapp, with whom she founded a joint office in 1999. Birgit worked as a responsible partner in the Foyer Bos en Lommer and residential building in Chicago and Amsterdam, in addition to the involvement in various projects, responsible for the daily operations of the office.