Yesterday PRE met with Jürgen Mayer over coffee in Cobble Hill to discuss his Berlin-based practice. The conversation was refreshing as Jürgen was the first person we've spoken to who has not been affected at all by this recession - in fact J. Mayer H. has more work than ever. Of course, being based in Germany has provided some economic insulation, but perhaps the practice's success is due in part to the fact that J. Mayer H. "Specializes in being special." It seems an elastic adaptability has been built in the the thinking of the practice from the beginning allowing the firm to go with the flow and tackle any project typology in any place. The conversation was amazing, our sincere gratitude to Jürgen.