Butzer Design Partnership was established in 1990 shortly after its partners, Hans and Torrey Butzer, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. For a period of two years, they completed various residential projects and graphic commissions. In January of 1992, they relocated to Germany, where they spent 5 Â½ years working with several architectural firms.
In early 1997 while living in Berlin, Germany, they participated in an international design competition for the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial component of the Oklahoma City National Memorial. Hans and Torreyâ€™s associate Sven F. Berg assisted with the submission of their design. Their entry was selected as one of five finalists from a pool of 624 entries.
Currently, the Butzers reside in Oklahoma City. Hans is a professor at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. He and Torrey continue to pursue new projects for their Partnership both in the United States and in Europe through their affiliation with Sven Berg.