Thomas Burlon has been a partner of Brandlhuber+ Emde, Burlon since 2011. The architecture firm specializes in converting existing buildings and building on challenging sites that others consider unsuitable for development. Its projects always follow the principle of "complex pragmatism", and its philosophy values existing architectural structures as resources to be preserved, adapted and complemented. The firm has realized numerous new urban development and idiosyncratic architecture projects that have garnered major attention within Germany and abroad. Examples include a multiple-award-winning apartment block/art gallery ("Wohn- und Galeriehaus") complex in central Berlin, the conversion of a former textile warehouse to create an "Antivilla", the conversion of Berlin's former St Agnes church and community center into an arts and culture complex, and the recently completed "Lobe Block" complex in Berlin's Wedding district. Thomas Burlon has been operating his own architecture practice, schneideroelsen, alongside his work with Brandlhuber+ since 2013.