Members of the Jury (in alphabetical order)




Kristina Bacht

Curator AIT-ArchitekturSalons, Publishing Director GKT, Hamburg


Kristina Bacht studied architecture and urban planning at Technische Universiteit Delft/Netherlands and Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria in Valparaiso/Chile. During and after her studies, she worked with various international architecture offices in Germany, the USA and the Netherlands. Since 2005, Kristina Bacht has been employed with AIT-Dialog with a work focus on architecture communication. In 2009, she developed and established the AIT ArchitekturSalons with venues in Hamburg, Cologne and Munich. As head curator of the galleries she organises exhibitions of internationally renowned architects and is responsible for numerous international architecture congresses and symposia, competitions, workshops, focus groups as well as editorial events, architecture magazines and publications. From 2009-2013, she acted as deputy publishing director, and became publishing director in 2013.



Prof. Peter Cheret – Representative of Sto Foundation

Cheret Bozic Architekten BDA DWB, Stuttgart


Following his architectural studies at Konstanz University of Applied Sciences and Stuttgart University, Peter Cheret initially worked as a freelance architect before founding the office Cheret und Englert in 1988. In 1993, he established the office Cheret Bozic Architekten. After teaching activities in ‘Introduction to Design’ at Stuttgart University and his visiting professorship at Trier University of Applied Sciences, he was offered a professorship at Stuttgart University at the Faculty of Building Construction and Design in 1995. Additionally, he is a member of the board of trustees of the Sto Foundation.



Prof. Gesche Grabenhorst
ahrens & grabenhorst architekten stadtplaner BDA | University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld

Prof. Gesche Grabenhorst studied at Technical University of Munich and University of Fine Arts in Brunswig and founded her own office in partnership with Roger Ahrens in 1994. With over 20 years of work experience and a professorship at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, she combines a broad theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of architecture and urban development. In 2010, the office partnership won the State of Lower Saxony Prize for Architecture for the conversion of a church into a synagogue and community centre. Prof. Grabenhorst also engages in foundations and associations to promote cultural and educational projects and is member of the German Convent for Building Culture since 2012.



Prof. Sabine Keggenhoff

Keggenhoff | Partner and PBSA Düsseldorf, Arnsberg


Sabine Keggenhoff was trained as a construction draughtswoman and studied (interior) architecture at the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences. Together with Michael Than she founded the office KEGGENHOFF | PARTNER in 2001, a branch office in Palma de Mallorca/Spain was opened in 2009. From 2007 to 2009 she held a teaching assignment at the Interior Design Faculty of Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences. Her teaching assignment at the Architecture Faculty at the PBSA - Peter Behrens School of Architecture, Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences from 2013 to 2014 was followed by a professorship at the same faculty in 2015.





Uwe Koos

Chairman of the board of Sto-Foundation, DE-Stühlingen


After his apprenticeship as a master painter and varnisher, he studied to become a colour designer. A study visit brought Uwe Koos to the University of Minnesota, USA. After working as a freelancer in the field of colour and design, Uwe Koos established the colour design department for the Sto Company with studios in Germany, Europe, North America and Asia. For more than 30 years, he was responsible for the positioning of strategic design and international marketing communication at Sto AG. Since the establishment of Sto Foundation in 2005, Uwe Koos has been Chairman of the Foundation Council.




Sabine Krumrey

brandherm + krumrey interior architecture, DE-Hamburg


Sabine Krumrey studied Interior Architecture at FH Rosenheim.

After her graduation, different positions in interior design offices in the South of Germany followed, until she set up her own business in 1993. In 1996, Susanne Brandherm joined her. The common office brandherm krumrey interior architecture, located in Hamburg and Cologne, was founded in 1999.  Working priorities of the multi-award winning office involve healthcare, shop and fair designs, hotel furnishing, office- and private furnishing. In addition to her active lecturing and jury duty Sabine Krumrey also works as a lecturer in the faculty of “Space concepts and Design” at the AMD Academy of Fashion and Design in Hamburg since March, 2015.



Prof. Judith Reitz
BFR LAB and PBSA Düsseldorf, DE-Cologne

Since mid-2012, Judith Reitz has been a professor at the PBSA/HS Düsseldorf in the field of interior design and the basics of design. She teaches experimental and typological design strategies in the Bachelor and Master programmes. One focus of her work is the integration of practical and applied teaching into interior design studies. She also taught graphic design and animation as an associate professor at Texas A&M from 2007-2016. Since 2005, she has been part of the Design.Develop.Build network, which has since then developed many 1:1 cultural and educational projects in developing countries and also in North Rhine-Westphalia. Judith Reitz received her university degree with distinction in a collaboration between RWTH Aachen University and the Academy of Applied Arts Vienna/Masterclass of Zaha Hadid. Before founding her own research office BFR LAB - office for research, architecture and design - in 2006, she worked as a design and project architect for Zaha Hadid Architects in London. From 2006 to 2012, she was employed at the RWTH Aachen University as a research assistant at the Chair of Building Theory. In addition to various prizes, she was also awarded the "Förderpreis für junge Künstler" of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2009 and was a scholarship holder of Casa Baldi/Villa Massimo in 2006.  Her projects in the context of the Design.Develop.Build programme have received many awards (Architizer 2017, AIT-Award 2017, DAM best buildings abroad 2016/2018, IDA 2016) and are repeatedly published in trade magazines and books.

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