SIMON KRETZ selected by DAVID CHIPPERFIELD in the Rolex "Mentors and protégés in Architecture 2016"

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David Chipperfield

Sir David Chipperfield CBE. AA Dipl., RIBA, RDI, Hon.FAIA, BDA, RA, Hon Doc (Kingston). David Chipperfield studied at Kingston School of Art and the Archtectural Association in London. After graduating he worked at the practices of Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster.

In 2004 he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to architecture. in 2006 he was appointed Royal Designer for Industry (RDI), and in 2007 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (Hon. FAIA) and an Honorary Member of the BDA (Bund Deutscher ARchitekten). In 2008 he was elected a Royal Academician (RA) and awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University.

In 2009 he was awarded the order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany - the highest tribute that can be paid to individuals for service to the nation - and in the UK New Year Honours 2010 was named Knight Bachelor for services to architecture in the UK and Germany.

1984 Office of David Chipperfield Architects established in London


Simon Kretz (1982), founder and partner of the studio Salewski & Kretz, Diplom-Architect (ETH Zurich). Self-employed praxis as architect since 2010. Design and execution in the fields of new buildings, heritage conservation, and conversion. International project experience at Office for Metropolitan Architecture Rotterdam and KCAP Architects and Planners Zurich. Senior Assistant and Lecturer for Urban Design at ETH Zurich and University of Zurich (CUREM). National research projects and publications, ongoing PhD research on design methodology under a grant of the National Research Project 65 of the Swiss Science Foundation SNF.



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