• *1962 in Berlin
  • 1982 Drawing internship in the office of Prof. Josef P. Kleihues, Dülmen-Rorup
  • 1983 Tutor of Prof. Markus Lüpertz, Sculpture Class, Summer Academy Salzburg
  • 1984-1989 AStudy of architecture, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin (Diploma with Prof. Grazioli)
  • 1985 Tutor of Prof. Peter Cook and Prof. John Hejduk, class architecture, summer academy Salzburg
  • 1988 Project architect in the office of Prof. Peter Eisenman, New York (project: “Guardiola House Cádiz”, Spain)
  • 1989-1991 Collaboration in the office of Prof. Daniel Libeskind, Berlin (Project: “Jewish Museum”, Berlin)
  • 1991-1992 Collaboration in the office of Prof. Rafael Moneo, Madrid (Project: “Kursaal San Sebastian”, Spain)
  • 1992 Registration in the Berlin Chamber of Architects as a freelance architect
  • 1992 Foundation of the office “Jan Kleihues”, Berlin
  • 1993-1998 Contact architect for Prof. Rafael Moneo, Madrid (projects: “Bürohaus Block A4” and “Hyatt Hotel Block A5”, debis-Areal, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin)
  • 1996 Appointment to the Association of German Architects (BDA)
  • 1996 Registration in the Chamber of Architects of North Rhine-Westphalia as freelance architect
  • 1996 Foundation of the office Kleihues + Kleihues Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH, together with Prof. Josef P. Kleihues and Norbert Hensel
  • 2001 Appointment to the German Werkbund
  • 1999-2001 Member of the Federal Presidium of the BDA
  • 2002-2005 Speaker of the Working Group of Young Architects of the BDA
  • 2006-2008 Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
  • 2006-2012 Member of the Commission for Urban Design of the City of Munich
  • 2008-2009 Visiting Professor at the University of Bologna, Facoltá di Architettura “Aldo Rossi” in Cesena, Italy
  • 2009-2010 Guest Professorship Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
  • 2011- 2016 Member of the Advisory Board for Urban Design of the City of Münster
  • 2012-2017 Member of the Baukollegium Berlin of the Senats-
    urban development and environment management
  • since 2011 Professorship at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • 2019-2021 Appointment as juror (architecture) to the selection committee of the ‚German Academy Rome Villa Massimo‘
  • 2019 Member of the international jury of the ‘Krakow Architectural Biennale 2019’


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