Björn Schrader, Dipl-Ing, LEED AP BD+C

“Don’t let your surrounding define you, define your surroundings”


Over the past two decades, Björn has honed his modernist approach to architecture while practicing in Germany and the US. He is a compulsive problem solver who prefers to be challenged, striving to find the solution to seemingly unsolvable questions. He originally began working with Abramson Teiger Architects as a consultant in 2005, when he came to the US during his exploration of feasibility for an international architectural platform. He soon realized his architectural dogma was highly aligned with that of the firm and he decided to join the team permanently.

Björn manages the commercial project team that handles commercial ground-up buildings, tenant improvements, and medical offices. Some of his recent notable work includes Culver City’s 220,000 square foot PLATFORM mixed-used design district, multiple patient-centered clinics for Cedars-Sinai Health System’s community expansion, and over a quarter million square feet of tenant improvement projects for a single (confidential) cutting-edge technology company.



  • Masters Degree of Architecture – University of Hannover, Germany


  • “ALA Library for Banned Books” featured in the Hyde Chair of Excellence Exhibit at University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • “New Forms of Living in the Inner City” published by the S.T.E.R.N. GmbH Berlin, Germany
  • Received a Graduate Scholarship for a one-year graduate program at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Serves as a guest critic at the University of Southern California School of Architecture


Growing up in Germany, Björn was fascinated by American skyscrapers. He managed to find time to travel to 49 US states to see them (he has yet to make it to Hawaii) while still attending High School and University in Germany. He enjoyed the buildings, but mostly remembers getting lost in the prairies and running away from wild bison and rattle snakes.