An expressionist and post-Bauhuas architect who designed many churches, museums, and civic centers in Germany. He was passionate about urban planning, and his buildings included the St. Columba Church in Cologne, the Pilgrimage Church in Neviges, and the Bensburg Town Hall in Germany.
He graduated from Technical University of Munich in 1946, during which time he also studied sculpturing, a skill that would be factored into his structures. He collaborated with Rudolf Schwarz and the Society for the Reconstruction of Cologne during the late 1940s and early 1950s.
He was concerned with urban planning and creating connections between his buildings and the urban surroundings.
He worked for his father, Dominikus Böhm, who was also an architect known for his church designs. His wife, Elisabeth, was an architect as well.
He and Frank Lloyd Wright were both legendary architects.