Architect (BDA), 1990 Dipl-Ing. Arch. with summa cum laude at University of RWTH Aachen. 1986-1989 undergraduate planning group Artecta/ Aachen. 1989 Schinkelpreis with Artecta. 1990 Foundation of ASTOC Architects & Planners in Cologne with Peter Berner and Oliver Hall in collaboration with Kees Christiaanse / Rotterdam. 1997 Lecturer at FH Bochum. 1998 Lecturer at FH Cologne. Since 1999 Professor for Urbanism and Design at University of Kaiserslautern.