Professional Experience

since 2006       Freelance work in architectural and interior design both in  Germany and in the United States

until 2009         Architectural Designer, Hays-Ewing Design Studio, Charlottesville/VA

until 2008         Assistant Professor, TU Darmstadt, School of Architecture, 
Unit of Energy-Efficient Building & Design (fg ee), 
                           Project Manager Solar Decathlon Team Germany 2007


2010                 Certified Passive House Consultant (PHIUS) / Certified Passive House Designer (PHI)

2010                 Registered Architect in the E.U.

2006                Diplom-Ingenieur (Master of Architecture)  TU Darmstadt, Germany

2005                Carnegie Mellon University, Solar Decathlon 2005, Team Member


2013                 Architect Magazine R&D Award with UVA ecoMOD

2008                Detail Award for Solar Decathlon 2007

2007                Solar Decathlon2007, Overall Champion
                         Winner of Architecture, Engineering, Lighting & Energy Balance Contests

2007´               Ikea Award "Living in the Future"

2006               German Solar Award in Education with TU Darmstadt fg ee


2008               Sonnige Zeiten - Sunny Times (co-author, co-editor)

2008               Standards der Zukunft – Wohnbau neu gedacht
 (Future Standards - Rethinking Residential Building), Springer, Wien/New York, 2008: 
                        “Solar Decathlon – das Siegerprojekt der TU Darmstadt“, co-author

Lectures (excerpt):

2013               Powerhouses - University of Virginia, Summer Language Institute

2012               Intro to Passive House - University of Virginia, School of Architecture

2011                Passive House Schools - Charlottesville Passive House Day

2010               Transatlantic Climate Bridge - German Embassy, Washington D.C.

2009               University of Maryland, School of Architecture

2008               University of Kentucky, Lexington

                        German-American Energy-Efficiency Day, Houston, TX

2007               USGBC Greenbuild, Chicago, IL