Christoph Hesse
Architect and Urban Designer BDA

 

About

Christoph Hesse received a Master of Architecture from ETH Zurich and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design with Distinction from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design. In 2010, Christoph Hesse was registered with the chamber of architecture of the State Hesse (AKH #19002) and founded ChristophHesseArchitekten in Korbach, Germany. In 2018, he established a branch office in Berlin. Christoph Hesse was appointed to be member of the Association of German Architects BDA in 2019. He taught as guest lecturer, assistant professor and visiting professor at ETH Zurich, Harvard University, Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture in Saigon, Technische Universität Darmstadt and Universität Kassel.

 

Education

2007 – Master of Architecture in Urban Design, with Distinction – Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge / USA

2006 – Guest studies at MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology – School of Architecture and Planning, Cambridge / USA

2004 – Diploma in Architecture, Dipl. Arch. ETH (with honors) – ETH Zurich, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich / Switzerland

 

Professional experience

2019-2020 – Jury member of the DAM Award 2020 – German Museum of Architecture

2019 – Appointed to be member of the Association of German Architects BDA

2018 – Establishing of a branch office in Berlin

2017 – Founding of “Ways of Life”, a joint project of international architects at the island Scheid/Lake of Edersee (co-curator: Neeraj Bhatia)

2010 – Registration with the Chamber of Architecture (AKH) and founding of Christoph Hesse Architects in Korbach

 

Academic experience

2017-2018 – Associate professor at University of Kassel  Department of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture – Institute for architecture and urban design

2012 – Associate urban researcher at the International Academy in Berlin (INA) – Institute GLOBUS (Global Urban Studies) in cooperation with Cairo University – Research project: Urban improvement of Imbaba district in Cairo / Egypt – Client: German federal ministry for education and research / Egyptian-German Research fund

2012-2014 – Guest professor for urban design in the Mundus Urbano programme at TU Darmstadt – TU Darmstadt, UPMF Grenoble, UIC Barcelona, “Tor Vergata” Rome

2012-2013 – Researcher and consultant, commissioned by the United Nations (UN) – Programm: UN-Habitat, United Nation Human Settlements Programme, Nairobi / Kenya – Project: Module Development for the United Nations Cities and Climate Change Academy

2009-2013 – Researcher and consultant, commissioned by the German federal ministry for education and research (BMBF) – Programm: Future Megacities Programme (Coordination: DLR Bonn, BTU Cottbus) – Project: Megacity Resaerch Project Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) / Vietnam

2008-2009 – Researcher and consultant, commissioned by the European Union (EU) – Programm: Urban Environmental Planning Programm UEPP – Project: Academic curriculum development for Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture

2007-2013 – Assistant Professor at TU Darmstadt – Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, TU Darmstadt

2007 – Tutor at Harvard University – Summer School, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge / USA

2006-2007 – Teaching Fellow and Teaching Assistant at Harvard University – Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge / USA

2003 – Teaching Assistant at ETH Zurich – ETH Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich / Schweiz

 

Academic awards

2007 – Degree with honours -Harvard University – Graduate School of Design 

2007 – International Employment Award – Harvard University – Graduate School of Design 

2006 – International Employment Award – Harvard University – Graduate School of Design

2006 – Design Competition, St. Louis – Urban Land-Institution Washington D.C.: Finalist – Gerald D. Hines City 

2006 – Scholarship for studies at Harvard University – Fulbright-Commission, Berlin 

2006 – Scholarship for studies at Harvard University – Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Bonn

2006 – Scholarship for studies at Harvard University – Charles William Holzer- Stiftung, Harvard  

2005 – Scholarship for studies at Harvard University – Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, Bonn

2005 – Scholarship for studies at Harvard University – Haniel Foundation, Duisburg 

2004 – Travel fellowship for China excursion – Erich-Degen-Stiftung, ETH Zurich – Award for Graduation

2000 – Scholarship for studies at ETH Zurich – Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, Bonn