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Catharina Meier

Catharina Meier

Berlin, DE

 

About 

I am a junior architect based in Berlin. Up to now I have been living in seven different countries (Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Germany, France, Brazil, USA and Switzerland) and travelling in several countries around the globe before. As a result of my experiences I am able to adapt very quickly to new environments and I am always interested in discovering new cultures. I acquired various experiences in architecture offices in Berlin, Bad Bentheim, New York City and recently Basel as a student architect, a freelancer and an architectural assistant while working on various projects ranging from urban planning to building design.

I am always interested in the relationship between built environment and the humans living there. My design approach always takes into account creativity, functionality, marketability and sustainability. My priorities in any kind of design task I had to deal with were to take into account the needs of future users and all the characteristics of the site. This is the reason why I always take a look at global and local problems during the design process in order to develop adequate design solutions for cities or regions. In the future, I want to focus on the development of new design ideas that are dealing with social issues and cultural diversity worldwide and that require creativity and sustainability. I am convinced that a “face to face” communication and experience in various countries in the field of architecture will always be essential for me in order to learn how to find solutions for these kind of design issues.

More:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_lIUm6X6usJqbVXUvJeVEg

http://www.xing.com/profile/Catharina_Meier2?sc_o=mxb_p

http://de.linkedin.com/in/catharinameier

http://www.instagram.com/archicath_86/

http://adventurelifeproject.tumblr.com/

http://de.pinterest.com/archicath_86/

http://www.behance.net/CAMeier

twitter.com/archicath_86

Employment 

Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, CH, Architectural Assistant

Nov 2016 - Oct 2017
 

LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture), Berlin, DE, Junior Architect

Sep 2016 - Oct 2016
 

Aufmass +, Berlin, DE, Architecture freelancer

- Building measurements and monument preservation; scheduling meetings and visits; and CAD drawings of apartments’' floor plans

Feb 2016 - Aug 2016
 

n ARCHITECTS, New York City, NY, US, Student architect

- Development of current projects on AutoCAD, Rhino, as well as a variety of graphic software programs; involvement in physical modeling; competition entries; and brainstorming sessions about ongoing projects

Mar 2014 - Jul 2014
 

STEPHAN BRAUNFELS ARCHITEKTEN, Berlin, DE, Student architect

- Physical modeling; CAD drawings; conception of photorealistic project images with Photoshop; and competition entries

Jul 2013 - Dec 2013
 

SPREEFORMAT, Berlin, DE, Student architect

- 3D modeling, design work (interior design and furniture); schematic design; retouching of pictures; and layouts

May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

AGENCY MEDIARCHI, Bègles, FR, Architecture freelancer

- Organization of French-speaking guided tours on the following themes: Social housing in 20th century and post-war architecture

May 2010 - Jun 2010
 

PLANNING OFFICE FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING «PLANUNGSBÜRO Intern MÄNNEL» AND DECORATION COMPANY «MALEREIBETRIEB ÖZDEMIR GmbH», Berlin and Bad Bentheim, Germany, Intern

- Conception of interior plans and experience running an architect's office, and work on sanitary and interior renovations for the decoration company

May 2008 - Aug 2008
 

Education 

Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany, MArch, Architecture

Master of Science in Architecture

Apr 2012 - Oct 2015
 

Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Oct 2008 - Mar 2012
 

Awards 

Prizes won for architecture projects in the past years, Award

- Second Price for the best architecture project | BHT Berlin | April 2014
- First price for the best architecture project | BHT Berlin | Oktober 2013
- Second Price of the Baumeister competion for architecture students | Juni 2012
- First price for the best bachelor project in architecture | BHT Berlin | April 2012
- Second Price for the best architecture project | BHT Berlin | April 2010

2016
 

Scholarship of "E-fellows" for particulary talented students, Scholarship

2013
 

Scholarship of the "Friedrich Naumann Foundation" for particulary talented students, Scholarship

2013
 

Scholarship of the "DAAD": PROMOS Scholarship, Scholarship

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills