Ansgar studied at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (Rheinisch-Westphalian Technical University of Aachen) and the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid in Spain. In 1992, he co-founded the office Schulz und Schulz with his brother Benedikt. He was actively involved as a member in the Bund Deutscher Architektinnen und Architekten, serving in its Saxon regional board, as the head of the Leipzig regional group, and in the working group for young architects. Ansgar is a member of FC Schalke 04, the Deutscher Werkbund Berlin, and the scientific advisory board of the Deutsches Institut für Stadtbaukunst. He has been appointed to the Convent of the Bundesstiftung Baukultur on multiple occasions and was a member of the Baukollegium appointed by the Berlin Senate Department. Following his teaching role at the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, he served as a professor and chaired the Department of Building Construction at the Technische Universität Dortmund. He also worked as a guest professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina. Currently, he teaches and conducts research as a professor of Design and Construction at the Technische Universität Dresden.
Ansgar and Benedikt have received numerous awards for their jointly created architectural works, including the European Balthasar-Neumann Prize, the International Prize for Sacred Architecture, and several awards from the Bund Deutscher Architektinnen und Architekten. The Leipzig Propsteikirche St. Trinitatis, designed by them, was named “Religious Building of the Year” at the 2016 World Architecture Festival. In recognition of their architectural body of work and their contributions to architectural culture, they received the prestigious Großer DAI Prize for Baukultur in 2018.
Ansgar frequently co-authors publications with Benedikt in professional journals and books. Some of their notable works include the specialist books “Perfect Scale” and “Naturstein Atlas.” Ansgar regularly serves as a jury member for architectural competitions, planning assessments, and architecture awards. He is often invited to give guest critiques and lectures at colleges, universities, and conferences. He is also appointed to design advisory boards as an external expert, providing guidance on urban design and cityscape-related matters.