(b. ca. 1605, Vorarlberg, d. 1666, Bezau)
Austrian architect from Voralrberg, part of a family of architects active mostly in south Germany and Switzerland. He was the first member of the family to come to eminence. He worked at the abbey church of St Lorenz, Kempten, which on plan is a mixture of the longitudinal and centralized type, with a domed octagon set between chancel and nave.
His son, Franz Beer was one of the most talented of the family.