Our team

Ute M. Meyer

Scientific Lead

Ute is Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Climate-Engineering and Professor of Urban Design at the University of Applied Sciences Biberach. With over fifteen years of professional experience she has directed many projects on urban issues for a variety of public clients and led interdisciplinary research projects on sustainable development. Ute holds an Executive Master in Cities Degree from the London School of Economics and Graduate Degrees from Stuttgart and Columbia University.

As a member of the University’s strategic board she advocates for planning the schools interdisciplinary program of resilience studies and conceiving an institutional network of trans-disciplinary science. Before taking the position of Dean she was Director of the Institute of Architecture and Urban Development at the University and initiated projects about the potential of resilient urban development in non-metropolitan areas. She has been a founder of the urban design and consultancy practice bueroschneidermeyer in Stuttgart and Cologne and consulted numerous municipalities in strategic planning in that role. Ute has conducted research for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Federal Institute for Building Research, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development and the Wüstenrot Foundation. She is a member of the LSE Urban Age Network, German Academy for Urban Development and Regional Planning (DASL) and the Association of German Architects (BDA).

Lukas Bodelschwingh

Research Associate

Lukas holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of the Arts in Berlin and a combined Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from the Free University Berlin. Between 2011 and 2012 Lukas studied at Queen Mary University in London. Lukas worked for London Citizens, a community organising group, the chair of structural design and technology at the University of the Arts and for fatkoehl architects in Berlin.

Related projects: Campus Bauen

Lena Heisel

Student Assistant

Lena is currently studying architecture in fourth year at the University of Applied Sciences in Biberach and is expected to graduate in early 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts. She worked for an interior design office in Munich during her practical semester.

Related projects: Stadt-Land-Stories

Marie-Lise Hofstetter

Research Assistant

Marie-Lise holds a Bachelor Degree in architecture from the University of Applied Sciences in Biberach. She studied abroad at the University of the Bío-Bío in Concepción, Chile in 2017. Beside her work as a research assistant at the Institute of Architecture and Urban Development, she is currently an independent contractor for the publisher Deutscher Architektur Verlag in Münster. Marie-Lise has previously worked for MAPA Arquitectos in Uruguay and Brasil and the foundation Emergency Architecture and Human Rights in Copenhagen.

Related projects: Communication, Visual Research Series

Martin Spalek

Research Associate & Programme Coordinator

Martin gained professional work experience as project manager and lead in several big infrastructure, construction and financing projects, f.e. for the Berlin Airports and DB Netz AG. He holds a bachelors of science in industrial engineering and currently finalises his bachelor of arts in architecture at the University of Applied Sciences in Biberach. Martin is part of the Officina Collective – a coworking-, art- and research collaboration in Berlin-Britz. Aside urbanes.land he conducts research for Habitat Unit of TU Berlin.

Related projects: Urban Land Conference, Stadt-Land-Stories, Urban Consultancy

Hannah Tesch

Research Assistant

Hannah is a research assistant whilst working on her master studio project at the University of Applied Sciences in Biberach, from where she recently graduated with a bachelor of arts. During her time as a bachelor student she has studied at California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo for one year. Before her year abroad, she did an internship at the urban design and consultancy practice bueroschneidermeyer in Stuttgart.

Related projects: Urban Land Conference, Stadt-Land-Stories

Thank you to our former colleagues

Rebecca Diehl, Sarah Frey, Robin Schmid