Team

Team

Verena von Beckerath is an architect and partner at the architecture firm Heide & von Beckerath in Berlin, which she has been heading with Tim Heide since 2008. She pursued studies in sociology, art theory and psychology in Paris and Hamburg and studied architecture at Technische Universität Berlin. From 1992 to 1997 she was a teaching and research assistant at the Chair of Urban Renewal and Design for Prof Adolf Krischanitz at Universität der Künste Berlin and in 1996 founded the architecture firm Heide von Beckerath Alberts together with Tim Heide and Andrew Alberts. Verena von Beckerath held a fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2000, and from 2010 to 2011 was visiting professor at Technische Universität Braunschweig. In 2013, she held a fellowship at the Villa Massimo German Academy in Rome and was visiting professor at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in 2014, where she and Tim Heide led The Berlin Project design studio. She has been professor of design and housing at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar since 2016 and has served on the faculty council of the architecture and urbanism department since 2019. Detailed CV with publications, talks and her own projects.

Teaching and research assistants

Jessica Christoph studied architecture at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and worked in architecture firms in Germany and abroad, for Stiftung Baukultur Thüringen and as a freelancer. Since 2018, she has been a committed volunteer for the Haus Bräutigam model project in Schwarzburg. Jessica Christoph has taught at the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center at Virginia Tech in Alexandria, VA, within an exchange programme. She has been a teaching and research assistant at the Chair of Design and Housing at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar since 2011 and is involved in the Drei Zimmer, Küche, Diele, Bad research project.

Beverly Engelbrecht completed her preparatory studies at Leipzig School of Design and then studied architecture at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Before and during her studies, she worked for various architecture practices in Germany and abroad, including Miller & Maranta Architekten in Basel. In 2014, she founded the interdisciplinary working collective Studio Wägetechnik e.V. together with 14 other students, in which she was involved for several years. Beverly Engelbrecht holds the position of teaching and research assistant at the Chair of Design and Housing at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar during the winter semester 2021/22.   

Till Hoffmann studied architecture at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center, Virginia Tech in Alexandria, VA. During and after his studies, he worked for Heide & von Beckerath in Berlin and then for coido architects in Hamburg. He runs the architecture firm Studio Dörner Hoffmann in Weimar with Christine Dörner and is involved in the Haus Bräutigam model project in Schwarzburg. Till Hoffmann was a visiting critic at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, in 2014 and has been a teaching and research assistant at the Chair of Design and Housing at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar since 2017.

Hanna Schlösser studied architecture at ETH Zurich and was co-editor of the students' publication "trans magazin" during her time at the architecture department. After her studies, she worked at Staufer Hasler Architekten in Frauenfeld and Schmid Schärer Architekten in Zurich. Hanna Schlösser lectures in the "Advanced Studies in Applied History" programme at University of Zurich and is a freelance architect in Berlin. She has been a teaching and research assistant at the Chair of Design and Housing at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar since 2019.

PhD

Blerim Lutolli studied at the University of Pristina, the Czech Technical University in Prague and the University of Maribor. He has worked in architecture firms in Croatia, Slovenia and Switzerland as well as for Gottfried Böhm in Cologne and is partner at Lutolli Architects + Partners in Cologne, Pristina and Munich. Blerim Lutolli has been writing his thesis entitled A view of flexible housing in Germany: The Potential of Flexible Housing in Solving Societal Issues at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar since 2017, which is being jointly supervised by professors Barbara Schönig and Verena von Beckerath.

Former teaching and research assistants

Niklas Fanelsa
Henning Michelsen

Student assistants

Annahelen Mende
Ernst Schubert

Former student assistants

Simon Bohnet
Paul Knopf
Mona Rahal
Zeno Schnelle
Moritz Schnettler
Momoko Yasaka
Maximilian von Zepelin