Senior Associate - Aedas
An alumna of Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and The Bartlett School of the Built Environment of University College London, Katja has since worked in renowned practices in the USA, Germany, the UK, Australia, China and Hong Kong and successfully planned, designed and managed projects worldwide, ranging from residential, office, mixed use, healthcare, hospitality to large scale master planning, infrastructure and transportation; covering all design stages from inception to completion.
Project highlights include Chengdu East Village CBDE Plots, Shanghai International Plaza Pudong Masterplan, Perth Airport Extension & Consolidation, London Heathrow Eastern Campus Development & Terminal 2A, Gatwick Airport North Terminal Extension and the award-winning Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, a $650 M project completed this year.
Currently a Senior Associate at Aedas Hong Kong, she is actively engaged in the company’s design knowledge, innovation and research activities, promoting design excellence based on a holistic, sustainable approach. She also studies emerging cities in Asia and Africa and the impact of prevailing architectural and planning methods.
Katja actively promotes front end sustainable principles in the design process and holds the U.S. Green Building Council’s Professional Qualification for Sustainable Building - LEED Accredited Professional BD+C. Private research encompasses innovation and technology in design, planning and construction in particular cutting-edge topics such as bio-mimicry, bio-climatic design and design responses specific to each project program, the local cultural and environmental context.
She is frequently invited conference speaker, professional expert, lecturer and student mentor at internationally renowned Universities such as Tongji University, Shanghai and non-profit organizations such as Archive Global (USA/UK) and Les Ateliers de Cergy, (France), working in collaboration with ENTP (European New Towns and Pilot Cities Platform), EAST (Euro-Asia Sustainable Towns) to provide professional expertise in an effort to improve living standards in cities of developing countries.