Jury

Peter Schäfer
Senior Designer, Gensler
Peter Schäfer has worked with Gensler in Europe, the U.S. and China to deliver successful workplaces around the world. As a trained architect and an accomplished designer, Peter has an in-depth understanding of the latest trends and best practices acquired in complex, often large scale projects in architecture and interior design.
Prof. Rudolf Schricker
Interior Architect, Professor at Coburg University
Rudolf Schricker has worked as a freelance interior architect and designer since 1984. In 2002 he became Professor for Design and Construction at the Interior Design/Interior Architecture program of Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts. He was president of bdia – bund deutscher innenarchitekten e.V. from 2007 to 2011.
Bernd Wagner
CEO, USM U. Schärer Söhne GmbH
The graduate designer (graduated from the art college Burg Giebichenstein, Halle) began his career at USM in 1996. Wagner is one of the most experienced managers of the Swiss family business: during his more than 20 years of activity, he worked in the departments Planning & Marketing, Academy until he finally became head of the sales team Germany in 2008.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christine Kohlert
Managing Director RBSGROUP
For over 30 years, Christine Kohlert’s work has been centered around the learning and working environments of the future, especially the interdependencies between space and organization. As Architect and Managing Director of RBSGroup Project Management GmbH she advises companies on spatial planning.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Gutzmer
Editor-in-Chief, architecture magazine Baumeister
Alexander Gutzmer was Managing Editor at Burda Creative Group for 6 years. The renowned business journalist (features for “Welt am Sonntag”, among others) is Editorial Director at Callwey, Editor-in-Chief of architecture magazine “Baumeister”, and author. He teaches at the Department of Corporate Communications, Quadriga University Berlin.
Stefan Rief
Head of Organisational Development and Work Design Research Unit, Fraunhofer IAO
Headed by Stefan Rief, the team of experts from the Fraunhofer IAO “Workspace Innovation” Competence Center examines and develops workspaces that promote productivity. Office, lab and learning environments are key areas of focus, as well as industry-specific solutions for hotels, health and nursing care facilities.
Prof. Hermann Schnell
CEO, Colliers International Deutschland GmbH
After having worked for HENN Architekten and Deutsche Bank, Hermann Schnell advises companies on their development on the topic of working environments as Head of Workplace Consulting & Project Management. He teaches user-oriented design and intercultural project management for the GJU Amman and Design Degree at the Vienna University of Technology.
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