Florian has started his professional career with a German Diploma in architecture at the University of Applied Science in Hamburg, Germany; followed by a three-year work period oversees which took place at Thompson, Ventulett& Stainback architects in Atlanta GA., USA.
After returning to Germany Florian took over the family architecture business which was founded by his father in 1957.
Furthermore, Florian acquired qualifications in the field of architecture and development for private estates and retail buildings, with a focus on commercial real estate and restorations. In addition to his existing résumé as Climate Architect, Florian became a Feng-Shui consultant, which is directly linked to environmental design.
Within his career Florian pursued to connect architecture and environment in order to create efficient economic solutions to solve environmental issues which we face nowadays.
This complex input has led him to further widen his horizon by taking on a Master program (M.Sc.) in architecture and environment at the University of Applied Sciences Wismar in Germany, graduating in 2009. Since then Florian has been lecturing a Master’s Program on the specialized content of future living as well as architecture and environment in the English language at the University of Applied Sciences in Wismar. Through scientific research and experience in development and architecture he was able to co-author the first book on exterior building greenery.
Through his experience he became the Climate Architect Florian S. Betzler, able to develop a formula applied on his architectural designs for buildings of all scales with the function to fight the cities heat island problemsIt was this formula which has led him to a PhD program with the technical university of Darmstadt, Germany (TU Darmstadt) which he concluded with merit. Within his thesis named “GDF- Green Density Factor and GCF – Green cooling factor. A specific calculation method to integrate green roofs, green facades and their evapotranspiration cooling rate into the general planning procedure of architect and planners” he gained international recognition. Producing such an important and new solution to existing problems, he has gained international regard as a speaker and lecturer, having taught in the United Arabic Emirates, China, Australia and India. Furthermore, he was invited to speak at the EXPO in Shanghai.