Ludwig Wappner has been teaching and researching as a full professor for building construction and design at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT since 2010. He has also taught as a visiting professor at national and international universities, including the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences and the "Central Academy of fine Arts" CAFA in Beijing. After studying architecture at the Technical University in Munich in 1985, he initially worked as an employed architect in Munich. From 1988 to 1993 he worked as a scientific assistant in teaching and research at the Chair of Building Theory and Design, Prof. Bernhard Winkler, at the Technical University in Munich and also worked as a freelance architect during this time. In 1993, together with Markus Allmann and Amandus Sattler, he founded the architectural office Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten in Munich, which today is active as a generalist nationally and internationally in urban planning, structural engineering and interior design in a variety of fields. Ludwig Wappner is a member of several advisory boards for urban design, currently in the city of Bamberg and the city of Pforzheim, as well as the advisory group of the Messestadt München-Riem. Before that he was a member of the urban design commission of the City of Munich and the architectural and urban development advisory board of the City of Trier. In addition, he is a long-standing member of the BDA, the Bavarian Chamber of Architects, the Examination Commission for Building Construction Referees of the State of Baden-Württemberg and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Schelling- und Rossmannstiftung in Karlsruhe. He is active as a judge and chairman of architectural competitions and expert opinions. Lectures and publications of professional contributions, as well as guest reviews and workshops on a national and international level, are an integral part of his field of activity.
Renzo Vallebuona studied architecture in Darmstadt. During his studies he worked for Gregotti Associati in Milan and for O.M. Ungers in the Frankfurt office. Parallel to his studies and later as a graduate, he ran his own office with Renza Pitton in Udine, Italy. Besides his work in Italy, he was chief designer of the Berlin office Stirling & Wilford Ass. Together with Walter Nägeli, he was responsible for the design and execution of the large-scale project "B. Braun Melsungen". This collaboration gave rise to the partnership Nägeli | Vallebuona Architekten, based in Berlin, from which a large number of projects were developed. After the dissolution of both partnerships, he and Alexa Steger founded the current office VAST-Architekten, based in Düsseldorf.
Both in his work as an architect in the office and in teaching, his approach integrates various related disciplines from project to project, which leads to a differentiated, interdisciplinary way of working, without any obligation to style.
He was Visiting Professor at GSD, Harvard; was Unit Master at the Architectural Association AA, London for several years; held a professorship at the TU Berlin and a visiting professorship at the ETH, Zurich for two years each. Since 2012 he has been head of the Department of Structural Design Methodology at KIT in Karlsruhe.
Thomas Haug graduated in architecture at the University of Stuttgart and then worked as an employed architect in Stuttgart before joining the Institute for Building Design at the Technical University of Karlsruhe as a research associate. Since 2009, he has been head of the newly created Department of Basic Principles of Building Design at KIT.
Peter Hoffmann studied architecture at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT. After his diploma under Prof. Renzo Vallebuona in 2013/14, he worked under Prof. Peter Krebs, Office for Architecture in Karlsruhe, first as an architect in practical training and until July 2018 as the responsible architect and project manager in all work phases of church buildings, community centers, and competitions.
From October 2015 to March 2017 he was an hourly assistant and since April 2017 he is a research assistant at the Department of Building Construction and Design at KIT. Besides teaching at KIT, Peter Hoffmann also works as a freelance architect in Karlsruhe.
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Helge Hörmann completed an apprenticeship as a carpenter after finishing school. After working as a journeyman in various carpentry workshops, he attended the master school for carpenters in Karlsruhe, which he completed with the master craftsman's diploma in 2004. He then began his bachelor's degree in architecture at the HTWG in Konstanz in 2005. In 2009 he changed to the master studies at the TU Berlin. He completed his master's thesis at the chair "Design of Hospitals and Healthcare Buildings" under Prof. Christine Nickl-Weller. In 2011 Helge Hörmann started as an architect with a focus on competitions at Sacker Architekten in Freiburg. 2014 - 2018 he worked for Harter + Kanzler Architekten on several projects across all work phases. Since 2018 he is back at Sacker Architekten, co-responsible for the processing of competitions as well as the planning of projects of different typologies.
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Manuel Michalski studied architecture at the Technical University of Karlsruhe. After graduating with Prof. Alban Janson in 2009, he first worked at the Walter Kohne architectural office in Karlsruhe before joining Wittfoht Architekten in Stuttgart as project manager between 2010 and 2013. From 2013 to 2018, he was responsible for accompanying various projects, particularly in the area of residential construction, through all phases of work at the Thomas Fabrinsky architectural office in Karlsruhe. In the winter semester 2017/18 he started as an hourly assistant at the Department of Building Construction and Design at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where he has been working as a research assistant in the Department of Structural Design Methodology since 2018. Since 2018 he also works as a freelance architect in Karlsruhe.
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Sophia Schmidt studied architecture at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt and RISD Providence/Rhode Island. After her Master's degree in 2014, she was initially employed at the Schlicht Lamprecht architectural office in Schweinfurt. Since 2015, she has been working as a project-leading architect in the architectural office Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei in Stuttgart. From 2017 to 2018 she had a teaching position at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Stuttgart. Since November 2018 she has been a research assistant in the Department of Constructive Design Methodology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT.
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After training as a carpenter, Dr. Falk Schneemann first studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart, then moved to the Technical University of Delft as an Erasmus student and graduated with distinction in 2003. He then worked for Benthem Crouwel Architects in Rotterdam until 2006. From 2006 to 2009 he worked in the Berlin office of Foster + Partners, London, first as an employee and later as an associate. After joining Herzog & de Meuron, he worked as senior architect and project manager on the planning of an office tower in Basel until 2013. In 2005 he was a guest lecturer at the TU Delft. Since 2013, he has been a research associate at KIT in the Department of Building Construction and Design. In spring 2019, he successfully completed his doctorate with the topic "The Skyscraper as a Fabric of Design and Technology", high-rise buildings in West Germany between 1945 and 1980. He also works as a freelance architect in Karlsruhe.
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Monica Tușinean studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart and at the University "Ion Mincu" in Bucharest. In 2012 she completed her diploma thesis with Prof. Markus Allmann. From 2013 to 2017 she worked as a project architect in the architectural office Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei in Stuttgart. In addition to project management tasks, she was also active in competition and construction management. In 2014 she supported the State Theatre Sibiu in Romania in the temporary implementation of her diploma project, "Fabrica de Cultura". 2015-2017 she worked at the University of Stuttgart as an honorary lecturer at the Institute for Spatial Concepts and Foundations of Design and as a research assistant at the Institute for Public Buildings. Since 2017 she has been working as a research assistant at KIT in the field of building construction and design. In addition to teaching, she also works as a freelance architect in Stuttgart.
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Xuan Wang studied architecture with bachelor's degree at the Southeast China University in China. She moved to Darmstadt for her master's degree. She completed her master's thesis in 2016 with Prof. Meinrad Morger at the TU Darmstadt with distinction. In 2017 she started as an architect in the office Mäckler Architekten, Frankfurt. She then moved to Turkali Architects, Frankfurt, where she was responsible for all work phases of various projects. Since June 2019 she has been a member of the Hessian Chamber of Architects. From November 2019 she will work as a research assistant in the Department of Building Construction and Design at KIT.
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