David Rausch
Managing Partner | DRP Architecture

David was born in Luxembourg, a multinational country situated in the heart of Europe. Beside the well-known financial sector, Luxembourg has also become a key player in the real estate industry. David has always taken a great interest in constructions and the impacts they have on the urban and social landscape.

David studied Architecture at the Technical University in Vienna, as well as in Munich, and graduated with a distinction in his Master’s Degree in Architecture with the University’s top grade. During his studies, as well as after his graduation, David mainly worked in offices in Vienna and in Luxembourg. He deepened his knowledge principally in architecture and project management.

Throughout his career, he has already worked for public authorities, private companies, as well as for private clients. Besides architectural competitions, or taking on projects for individual clients, David also got the opportunity to be one of the leading project managers for the construction of a company’s new head office in Luxembourg, boasting a total of ±15.000 sqm, which opened in 2019.

‘It’s always a blessing for me to witness the effective collaboration between the engineering teams, the constructor, and especially our clients. This can foster good working conditions and lead to  fantastic results.’

David also has a profound expertise as an architect and project manager for transformations and reconstructions of existing buildings, thus giving a new purpose and function to the available surface.

’It’s this particular variety of projects, in scale and function, which makes each project a unique one.’

David is looking forward to working with his team and his clients, and trying to leave a positive impact on the quality of the buildings and their surroundings.

Ben Wessel
Architect | Designer

Ben brings a deep knowledge in architecture and design to the team. His striving for innovative and yet functional solutions, leads to new and more creative interpretations in projects.

At the age of only 16, he set the cornerstone of his early career with an apprenticeship as a construction draftsman at Helmut Ernst Landscape Architecture. Having worked for several years, Ben decided to continue his studies, and obtained his university entrance degree in Design in 2006. Fascinated about architecture, he decided to do an additional degree at the local University of Applied Sciences in Trier, where he successfully graduated with a Masters Degree in Architecture.

Next to his educational career, Ben worked in Germany and Luxembourg taking multiple roles, such as a Communication Designer at MN-Design and KWF Business Consultants S.A., but mainly as an architect for several years. During his university life he deepens his design and team work skills in several interdisciplinary projects. Enriching experience in architectural competitions have been rewarded with first prices and awards.

In 2019, having known and already worked with David for several years, he decided to follow him in the newly developed ‘DRP Architecture’ company. Excited about his new role, Ben is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and expertise with his team, and most importantly with his clients.

Simay Demircan
Architect | Interior Designer

Simay is a passionate architect and interior architect, and a proud member of the DRP Architecture team. Before moving to Luxembourg, she acquired diverse knowledge in the cradles of architecture in Turkey, Italy and France.

Simay’s career started at the Bilkent University, one of Turkey’s highest ranked universities, where she obtained her BSc degree in Interior Architecture and Environmental Design. After her graduation, she decided to enrich her architectural background and obtained her first MSc in Industrial Design, and a second Master’s degree in Architecture/Architectural Design at one of the top universities in the world – Politecnico di Milano. Right after completing her MSc studies, Simay moved to Paris to work as an architect and interior designer at a well-known architectural company. During her time in Paris, Simay strengthened her knowledge in the fields of architecture, interior architecture and urban development, as her team took part in several worldwide competitions, where they were selected as the winners.

As a valued member of the DRP Architecture team, Simay looks forward to contributing to the company’s success by maximizing her diverse set of skills and experience, and ensuring the best possible solutions for her clients.

Karim Elian
Architect | Project Manager

Karim is a Lebanese Greek architect. He studied architecture at the “Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts” (ALBA) in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, where he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Architecture.

He worked in Beirut for many years before moving to Luxembourg. He has a broad experience in small and large-scale projects located in many parts of the world, such as the Gulf area, Egypt, Nigeria and Lebanon. Throughout the years, he gained a polyvalent knowledge by catering to different clients and sectors: residential, educational, corporate (banks and company headquarters), industrial (production and storage area of an agri-food group), as well as embassies, theatres, hotels, shopping centers and religious buildings. As a project manager, he has developed coordination skills which help him ensure an effective communication with the team, the engineers and the authorities.

His architectural reflection is characterised by the priority given to lived experiences. He favours the architectural experience through light, the framing of the environment and its enhancement. He enjoys including the effect of surprise in the treatment of space. He is an expert in Sacred Art.

Urbanism is also a passion for him. He believes that the design of buildings must be part of a broader perspective. He participated in several training courses in urban planning, including “City X: the past, present and future of urban life” of Harvard University and in the conference “City Models” of the ESCP Business School. He contributed in a “placemaking” workshop, a collaborative urban process that strengthens the connection between people and the spaces they share.

Work done in the best possible way is of absolute value for him, out of respect for himself and the clients. Being part of DRP since 2020, Karim is extremely enthusiastic to share his values, experience and knowledge.

Alberto Campos
Architect | Project Manager

Alberto was born in Spain and holds a Master in Architecture and Urban Planning from the UCH-CEU Cardenal Herrera University, and a Master in Architectural Management and Design from the IE Business School in Madrid.

After his studies, he worked internationally for Spanish and Australian companies. With over 9 years of experience in various fields of architecture, interior design and project management, Alberto has worked on projects that include commercial and residential, offices, hotels, hospitals, sporting arenas, as well as religious establishments. His range of projects span through South America, Spain and the Middle East.

His passion for architecture goes beyond the concept of design. He believes that environmentally sustainable architecture is the future and he strives to create the best conscious designs, granting top priority to safety, quality and sustainability. He enjoys working independently, as well as the thrill of a multi-disciplinary team environment. He continuously demonstrates his ability to work successfully with clients and colleagues from a variety of countries and cultures.

Throughout the years, his experience has not only allowed him to build prodigious projects, but also to maintain great relationships with clients. With a keen interest in project management, he is the person of trust for one’s architectural dream.

Ergun Ayral
Interior Designer

Ergun is a multi-disciplinary Interior architect and designer. After completing his bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture and Environmental Design from Bilkent University (Turkey), he continued his studies with a Master’s degree in Product Design at the Domus Academy, in Milan (Italy).

He pursued further education with a second Master’s degree in Interior and Living Design at NABA Milano (Italy).

Throughout his career, Ergun has had the chance to work in the most well-known and competitive companies in Istanbul, where he specialised in hospitality and residential design.
Today, he is a member of DRP Architecture, where he aims to contribute to the company and clients thanks to his expertise in interior design and visualisation. Creating spaces where customers always get the right feeling and user experience is his main goal.

Nathalie El Asmar
Architect

Nathalie is an architect from Beirut. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) in Beirut.

During her studies, she took part in several workshops and architectural competitions, most notably the International Landscape Urbanism Design workshop in Brussels.

Prior to joining the DRP Architecture team, Nathalie worked as an architect for an award-winning architectural practice based in New York with offices in Beirut, where she managed projects of varying scale and stage, from concept design to on-site supervision. She has extensive experience working with a wide variety of building types, including residential architecture, private residences, office buildings and commercial developments. Nathalie has also led teams in numerous winning competitions: an interior competition for the refurbishment of an office building lobby in New York and the concept of a residential complex located on the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

Nathalie pays a lot of attention to detail and enjoys designing beautiful spaces that incorporate natural elements and thereby create a soothing atmosphere. She firmly believes that the future of architecture lies in increasing the quality of people’s lives.