Johannes Kister

Founding partner | Prof. Dipl.-Ing Architect
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1956* Stuttgart
1976-82 Studies of architecture at the RWTH Aachen University
Student research project and degree under Prof. G. Böhm
1982-83 Suter and Suter, architects in Basle
1983-88Architectural practice Prof. J. Schuermann in Cologne
1988 Formation of the architects’ alliance Kölner Bucht
1991 Award from the State of North Rhine - Westphalia
1992 Formation of the Kister Scheithauer & Partner architectural office
since 1994 Professor for Design and building construction at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences at Bauhaus Dessau
since 1997 kister scheithauer gross
2001-06 Member of the Advisory Board of the German Architecture Museum DAM Frankfurt a. M.
since 2004 Member of the State Association of the BDA Sachsen-Anhalt
2006-2009 Dean of the architecture faculty at the
Anhalt University of Applied Sciences at Bauhaus Dessau
since 2012 Member of Development Fund of the German Institute for Urban Planning

Reinhard Scheithauer

Founding partner | Dipl.-Ing Architect
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1950* Gotha
1971-75 Studies of architecture at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences
1976-82 Studies at the StA for Visual Arts Duesseldorf under Erwin Heerich, Ernst Kasper and James Stirling
1978-81 Freelance at Haus-Rucker + Co in Duesseldorf
1982 Master scholar of the Academy
1982-88 Architectural practice Prof. Peter Kulka in Cologne
1988 Formation of the architects’ alliance Kölner Bucht
1992 Formation of the Kister Scheithauer & Partner architectural office
since 1997 kister scheithauer gross
since 2006 Managing Director kister scheithauer gross

Susanne Gross

Founding partner | Prof. Dipl.-Ing Architect
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1960* Marburg/Lahn
1978-79 Studies of philosophy in Bonn
1979-86 Studies of architecture at the RWTH Aachen University
1986-89 Architectural practice Prof. J. Schuermann in Cologne
Architectural practice Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in London
1990-94 Post graduate course at the Art Academy Duesseldorf, under Ernst Kasper, Laurids Ortner, Elia Zenghelis
Master scholar with commendation of the Art Academy Duesseldorf
1990-97 Academic assistant at the Chair of Urban Development RWTH Aachen University
1996 Exhibition at Galerie Aedes in Berlin
since 1997 kister scheithauer gross
1998-01 External Examiner 4th year, College of Art in Edinburgh
2001-03 Teaching at the Akademie fuer Baukunst in Maastricht
since 2004 Professor for Design and Building Design at the University of Wuppertal

Eric Mertens

Founding partner | Prof. Dipl.-Ing Architect
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1970* Rheydt
1991-97 Studies of architecture at the RWTH Aachen University
Working in parents’ architectural practice while studying
Diploma thesis under Prof. Coersmeier
since 1997 Architectural practice kister scheithauer gross as office manager and project manager
since 2007 Lecturer for Basic Principles of Design and Building Design
at the University of Wuppertal
since 2008 Director kister scheithauer gross
2009 Education as DGNB Auditor