Organized as an international partnership, the staff of Crossboundaries originate from, and have been trained in, different parts of the world. Its flagship office was founded in Beijing, China in 2005 by Binke Lenhardt and DONG Hao. In 2012, a partner office was established in Frankfurt, Germany by Binke Lenhardt and Antje Voigt.
From urban scale architecture, to graphic design, teaching, and event creation, Crossboundaries practices by name, crossing boundaries into activities and dialogues in the broad field of design and architecture. Continually thinking and doing, the studio is engaging, evolving, and adapting.
Crossboundaries has completed a wide range of small scale interior designs, as well as architectural projects of larger sizes, urban designs, and recent landscaping projects. The firm's portfolio includes numerous educational projects, as well as a number of refurbishments repurposing the existing building stock in urban contexts.
The practice has received multiple international accolades, most recently the 2021 Architizer A+Awards and the 2021 Design Educates Awards (Honorable Mention), followed by the 2020 Iconic Award, the German Design Award, Masterprize, Plan Award, AD China top 100, and many more in previous years. The studio was also recognized numerous times for their social engagement, and was shortlisted for several CSR Awards in 2019, 2020, and 2021.