Daniel Libeskind

Founder and Principal Architect
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An international figure in architecture and urban design, Daniel Libeskind is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings. Informed by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, literature, and poetry, Mr. Libeskind aims to create architecture that is resonant, unique and sustainable.

Born in Lód’z, Poland, in 1946, Mr. Libeskind immigrated to the United States as a teenager and, with his family, settled in the Bronx. He received the American-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship and performed as a musical virtuoso, before eventually leaving music to study architecture. He received his professional degree in architecture from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1970 and a postgraduate degree in the history and theory of architecture from the School of Comparative Studies at Essex University in England in 1972.

In 1989, Mr. Libeskind won the international competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin. He moved his young family to Berlin and devoted more than a decade to the completion of this seminal design.  A series of influential museum commissions followed, including the Felix Nussbaum Haus, Osnabrück; Imperial War Museum North, Manchester; Denver Art Museum; Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; Danish Jewish Museum; Royal Ontario Museum; and the Military History Museum, Dresden.

In 2003, Studio Libeskind won another historic competition—to create a master plan for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.  In addition to a towering spire of 1,776 feet, the Libeskind design study proposed a complex program encompassing a memorial, underground museum, the integration of the slurry wall, special transit hub and four office towers.  This plan is being realized today.

Upon his move to New York, Studio Libeskind quickly became involved with designing and realizing a large number of commercial centers, such as Westside in Bern, the Crystals at City Center in Las Vegas, and Ko-Bogen in Düsseldorf, as well as residential towers in Busan, Singapore, Warsaw, Toronto, Manila and Sao Paulo.

In 2012, Mr. Libeskind expanded his European presence with the opening of a studio in Milan. Besides new architectural projects, the Libeskind studio in Milan has developed a department for industrial, product and interior design.

As Principal Design Architect for Studio Libeskind, Mr. Libeskind speaks widely on the art of architecture in universities and professional summits. His architecture and ideas have been the subject of many articles and exhibitions, influencing the field of architecture and the development of cities and culture.

Mr. Libeskind lives in New York with his wife and business partner, Nina Libeskind.

 

 

Nina Libeskind

Chief Operating Officer
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Nina Libeskind oversees the management of Studio Daniel Libeskind, from financial planning and record keeping to day-to-day administration and human resources. She provides counsel on all aspects of the business and participates in public presentations, contact negotiations, and communications. In 1989, Nina co-founded Studio Daniel Libeskind with her husband Daniel, bringing with her a range of experience honed in labor negotiations and political advocacy in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.

New York

Carla Swickerath

Chief Executive Officer and Principal
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Since joining Studio Libeskind in 1999, Carla Swickerath has gained diverse experience in cultural, civic, retail, commercial, residential and planning projects around the world. She has lead many of the Studio’s successful project teams from concept design through to completion—including the Crystals retail complex at CityCenter in Las Vegas, the Hyundai Haeundae Udong I-Park residential development in Busan, Korea, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Ms. Swickerath has also led the complex World Trade Center redevelopment process from the initial competition phase to the present.

Today, her dual management and design skills come into play in her position of CEO, as she oversees all aspects of operations at Studio Libeskind. Ms. Swickerath is also a Principal and continues to lead many of the Studio’s projects, coordinating the design team and consultants, liaising with clients and client’s representatives and managing project budgets and schedules.

She earned a Masters in Architecture from the University of Michigan, following undergraduate studies in English and Art History at the University of Florida. She has taught at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee in Berlin and University of Michigan. Carla speaks publicly on architecture, design and planning.

Stefan Blach

Principal
Stefan Blach

Stefan Blach has been working with Studio Libeskind for nearly two decades and manages many of the Studio’s most complex large-scale projects around the globe, coordinating consultants in a wide range of cultural, residential and commercial developments.

He is responsible for the coordination of design teams, including the completion of the 2,000-seat Grand Canal Theatre project in Dublin, the extension of the Felix Nussbaum Haus in Osnabrück, Germany, the Military History Museum in Dresden, the Ko-Bogen shopping complex in Dusseldorf and the Zhang Zhidong Museum in Wuhan, China that is set to open in 2015.

Before coming to Studio Libeskind, Mr. Blach gained professional experience working both independently and with a number of leading architects, including Tim Heide (Berlin) and Salvador Pérez Arroyo (Madrid), where he worked on the Museo de la Ciencia en Cuenca.

He received a Diploma in Architecture from the Technische Universität, Berlin, in 1991. Stefan is fluent in German and English, and proficient in Spanish.

Yama Karim

Principal
Yama Karim

Before joining the staff of Studio in 2003 in New York, Yama Karim had already collaborated with Daniel Libeskind for several years in the late 1990s in Berlin. He has brought extraordinary experience to the Studio, having served first as a senior designer at Polshek Partnership (now Ennead Architects) where he worked on the Brown Fine Arts Center at Smith College, Massachusetts and the Sarah Lawrence College Monica A. and Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Visual Arts Center, New York, among others. He also worked at Reiser + Umemoto (RUR) in New York, where he served on the team for the Yokohama Port Terminal in Yokohama, Japan.

He is currently managing  master plan and development of the former fairgrounds in Milan, Italy; the residential complex Corals on Keppel Bay located on the waterfront in Singapore; and several high-profile cultural projects for the 2015 Milan Expo.

Mr. Karim has taught full-time at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and as a visiting professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He graduated from Columbia University with a Masters in Architecture in 1995 and from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design in 1991. Yama speaks English and Farsi.

 

Michael Ashley

Senior Associate
Michael Ashley

Michael Ashley is the team lead on many of the studio’s projects ranging from cultural, residential to commercial. He was a key member of the design team on the Zhang Zhidong and Modern Industrial Museum, opening in 2015; the CityLife tower, set to break ground in 2015; and most recently the Ohio Holocaust Memorial that opened in 2014 and was awarded the Engineering News Record Award for Excellence.

Previously, Michael gained experience at a number of multidisciplinary offices including LPAS (Sacramento) and Mark Dziewuski Architects (San Francisco) where he specialized in a variety of mixed-use and residential projects. In addition, Michael ran his own studio developing product and furniture design as well as architecture.

He received his Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in 2006 and received a BArch from Andrews University in 1997. He has been a visiting critic at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, Parsons New School of Design, and New York Institute of Technology. Michael speaks publicly about architecture and design, including the United Nations International School. Michael is a registered architect in the State of New York.

Arnault Biou

Senior Associate
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Arnault Biou serves as a lead designer on many international competitions as well as on large scale construction projects around the world. He has overseen design and construction of the courtyard extension for the Jewish Museum in Berlin, as well as for  Reflections at Keppel Bay, a large residential complex in Singapore. He is currently working  on the Corals condominium development in Singapore that is set to achieve LEED Gold and UD Platinum and is due to be completed in 2016.

Before joining the Studio in 2005, Mr. Biou worked as a senior architect with Steven Holl Architects where he was in charge of design and construction of the Whitney water plant and parc in New Haven. He also worked on the Iowa University School of Art, the Swiss Embassy in Washington DC, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City and the Turbulence House in New Mexico. He gained experience previously working for Gigon und Guyer Architekten (Zurich), BMB Architekten (Zurich) and Calatrava Valls SA (Zurich).

He received his Diploma of Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich in 1995. He has been a guest critic at Pratt in Brooklyn and City College in Manhattan. Arnault speaks French, German, and English.

Jason Jimenez

Senior Associate
Jason Jimenez

Jason Jimenez has significant experience with structural, MEP and audio-visual integration for cultural and institutional projects. He managed the design and construction of multiple high-rise residential projects in North America including the L Tower/Sony Centre for the Performing Arts Redevelopment in Toronto, set to open in early 2015; and most recently, Jason is coordinating the construction of the mixed-use tower Century Spire in Manila, the Philippines, and the design for the Canadian National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa.

He received his MArch from Columbia University in 2000 and a BS-Arch from the University of Michigan in 1997. Jason is a licensed architect in the State of New York since 2009, an AIA member and an NCARB certificate holder.

Ching-Wen Lin

Senior Associate
Ching Wen Lin

Ching-Wen Lin, AIA, LEED AP joined the studio in 2007 and has since played an integral role in the development of numerous projects including Park Tower in Milan, Italy, Haeundae Udong Hyundai I’Park in Busan, Korea, Century Spire in Manila, Philippines, and Corals at Keppel Bay in Singapore.

Before coming to the studio Ching-Wen was a project manager/architect at Holzman Moss Architecture and its predecessor firm, Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, in New York, where she was involved in various civic and higher education projects. Prior to that she worked as a project designer in LEESER architecture in New York. Ching-Wen has taught at the Department of Architecture at Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan.

Ching-Wen received a Master of Architecture degree in 1993 from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Chung Yuan Christian University, in Taiwan, where she graduated with honors in 1989. Ching-Win is a licensed architect in the state of New York and is LEED certified. Ching-Wen is fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese and English.

 

Seungki Min

Senior Associate
Seungki Min

Seungki manages several large scale projects for the studio with a focus on Korea. He is responsible for design development, project management and daily communication and coordination with clients and local architects and consultants. His experience designing many large scale high-rise luxury residential projects and mixed-use complexes around the world make him a valuable leader of the design team. Seungki was integral in the realization of the residential complex, Reflections at Keppel Bay in Singapore, and most recently, the Hyundai Haeundae Udong I-Park in Busan, Korea, and Yongsan International Business District in Seoul, Korea.

Seungki previously worked with New York firms including di Domenico + Partners and MG Design Int’l LTD as well as Kolatan / Mac Donald Studio. He worked on various scale of projects including NingoBo Sun Plaza in Beijing, China and Atlantic Terminal complex in Brooklyn. In addition, Seungki has taught as a teaching assistant at Colombia University.

In 2001, he received his MArch with Honor Award for Excellence in Design from Columbia University in New York and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Han-Yang University, Seoul in 1997. Seungki speaks Korean and English.

Dave Stockwell

Senior Associate
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David Stockwell joined the Berlin studio in 2001, and then full-time in 2003 at the New York office. David has nearly two decades of experience in architecture and design with a focus on master planning, residential and retail. He contributed to the master plan for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site including the feasibility studies for the WTC Cultural Buildings. He was a team leader on the competition and completion of the Las Vegas Crystals retail that received LEED Gold status shortly after its opening in 2009. David also managed the design and construction of the 18.26.54 house, a private residence in New England.

Currently, David is working on a business park as part of the new A.S. Roma Stadium in Rome; a high-end residential development in Frankfurt, a mixed-used leisure and medical facility in Baden-Baden, Germany, and the completion of a residential complex in Albania.

Before joining the studio, David worked on a number of hospitality, retail and residential projects including the world’s largest independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon and the Domaine Serene Winery in the Willamette Valley. He received his MArch degree from Rice University in 2003 and his BSArch from University of Michigan in 1998.

Johan Van Lierop

Senior Associate
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Johan van Lierop works on a variety of projects, ranging from master plans to complex mixed-use programs to product design. He was the project architect for Crystals, a large retail and public space complex on the main Las Vegas strip, which opened in 2009. He is a key member of the team for the Zhang Zhidong Museum in Wuhan, China set to open in 2015 and is currently the project architect for the Centre De Congrès in Mons, Belgium, opening in early 2015.

Prior to joining Studio Libeskind, Johan worked at Saanen-Knoups Architecten (NL), Steven Holl Architects (New York), where he worked on the acclaimed Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art expansion in Kansas City and Marina & Town Quay Development in Beirut, and and TEN Arquitectos(New York) where he was a key member of the design team for the Guggenheim Museum competition in Guadalajara, Mexico, which was awarded the First Prize.

He received his Master of Science degree in Architecture from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands in 2003 and received a B.A. degree in Interior and Product design at the Academy of Visual Arts, Maastricht in 1996.

Johan van Lierop is also a visiting critic at Parsons The New School of Design’s “School of Constructed Environments” Program in New York. Johan speaks Dutch, German, and English.

Chiara Assanelli

Associate
Chiara Assanelli

Chiara Assanelli has multidisciplinary experience working in architectural offices in Italy and abroad. Chiara joined the studio in New York after working in the Milan office as part of the CityLife design team. She helped manage the design and construction for the completed high-end residences at CityLife. Chiara was a key member of the team for the Vanke Pavilion and the Expo Gates projects that will be part of the Universal Expo opening in Milan in 2015.

Chiara studied architecture at Universidade Lusiada in Lisbon and at Politecnico in Milano, where she received her architecture degree cum laude. She has taught at universities in Italy and was a guest critic at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York. She is a registered architect in Italy. Chiara speaks Italian, English and Proficient in Portuguese.

Wan-Chi Chang

Associate
Wan Chi Chang

Wan-Chi Chang, OAA, RA, LEED AP has nearly two decades of  experience in the architectural field. Her expertise range from commercial and residential towers, hotels, hospital and laboratories, places of worship, to institutional and cultural projects.  Wan-Chi joined the studio in 2007 and since has worked on LEED focused projects in the office including the L Tower in Toronto, CityLife in Milan and is currently involved in a China Green 3 Star (highest green rating) project in Wuhan, the Zhang Zhidong and Modern Industrial Museum set to open in 2015.

Wan-Chi was a project architect for DSTA Architects (Toronto) and subsequently at B+H Architects, where she worked on the team with Studio Libeskind for the Royal Ontario Museum expansion. She received a B. Arch from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Wan-Chi speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese and English.

Ning Hiransaroj

Associate
Ning Hiransaroj

Ning Hiransaroj has a decade and half of experience working on architectural and design projects around the globe. She serves as a valuable member of the design team for a variety projects from competitions to concept design to construction management.

Ning worked on the completion of the commercial project, Ko-Bogen in Germany and CabInn Metro Hotel in Copenhagen. Currently, she is working on the Amsterdam Holocaust Memorial, a design competition for Chamber Music Hall in Germany, a schematic design package for a Workers Housing project in China, and a design competition in Frankfurt.

Ning gained valuable experience working at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Rafael Viñoly Architects, and OMA Asia (Hong Kong) among others. Ning earned her Master of Science in Advanced-Architectural Design with Honor Award of Excellence in Design from Columbia University in 2000, and her Bachelor of Architecture in 1997 from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. Ning is fluent in English and Thai.

Jay Kim

Associate
Jay Kim

Jay Kim has nearly two decades of experience in all phases of architecture, including design, construction documents and construction administration. He has been involved in several large scale masterplan and mix-use complexes around the world. He worked on the Denver Art Museum, which opened in 2006, the CityLife residential complex that opened in the center of historic Milan in 2013, the Yongsan International Business District Masterplan in Seoul, and Lotte Songdo Mall, also in Korea.

Before joining the studio Jay worked with Davis Partnership Architects (Colorado), Hans Kahn Associates Architects (Colorado), SEE Architecture & Urban Planning (Seoul), and Moo-Young Architects & Engineers (Seoul). He received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of New Mexico in 1998. Jay speaks Korean and English.

Sascha Manteufel

Associate
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Sascha has worked in multiple capacities since joining the Studio originally in Berlin in 2000. He has lead countless competition teams including the winning proposal for the World Trade Center masterplan. In addition, he played a key role on the realization of numerous high-profile cultural projects including the Royal Ontario Museum, Denver Art Museum, and the Ottawa Holocaust Memorial. Most recently, Sascha worked on the Kö-Bogen retail and office complex in Dusseldorf, which opened in 2013, and the Mons Congress Center in Belgium that opened in 2015.

He received a Diploma in Architecture (Dipl. Ing.) from the Technische Fachhochschule Berlin, 2000.Sascha speaks German, English and Serbo-Croation.

Jared Olmsted

Associate
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Jared joined Studio Libeskind in 2007. He has made significant contributions to wide variety of international projects at the Studio ranging from large scale urban masterplans and skyscrapers to intricate museums, academic and residential buildings including the Yongsan International Business District masterplan, Seoul, Tampere Central Deck and Arena, Finland, and the Haeundae Udong Hyundai I’Park in Busan. Most recently Jared worked on Corals at Keppel Bay, a luxury residential development in Singapore and the Ogden Center at Durham University in Durham, UK.

Jared has a background in interdisciplinary collaboration having worked for architects, artists and professional fabrication companies for more than a decade including the fabrication and installation of a floating bronze staircase for James Turrell’s Roden Crater project with Fabrication Specialties Ltd in Seattle and an installation for the artist Roxy Paine in New York City.

Jared earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he earned dual degrees in architecture and sculpture and his M.Arch from Columbia University in New York City.

Toralf Sümmchen

Associate
Toralf Suemmchen

In 2011, Toralf Sümmchen joined Studio Libeskind New York from the Zurich partner office where he worked on a number of projects including the completion of the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin, the residential tower Zlota in Warsaw, and the Creative Media Center in Hong Kong. Recently, Toralf worked with the team on Ko-Bogen in Dusseldorf, the Zhang Zhidong Modern and Industrial Museum in China, and Sapphire, a high-end residential building in Berlin. Currently, Toralf manages design development and construction coordination for the Ottawa Holocaust Memorial in Canada.

Before joining the studio, Toralf worked with Matthias Reese Architekten in Berlin and AO Berlin. Toralf started his studies of architecture at the Fachhochschule Würzburg and gained his Diploma (FH) at the Technical Fachhochschule Berlin. After attending a post grad program at Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee, he gained his University Diploma in Architecture (Dipl. Ing.) Toralf speaks German and English.

Bora Temelkuran

Associate
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Bora Temelkuran has more than a decade of experience in architecture and design. As an associate at the Studio, Bora has worked on numerous large-scale mixed-use, residential, cultural and master plan projects. He served as a key member of the team during the construction of the two million-square-foot residential development, Reflections at Keppel Bay in Singapore that received Singapore’s Green Mark Award for sustainability. Bora has also worked on the design for the Museum of Contemporary Art and the City Life Residences in Milan, as well as the Corals condominium development in Singapore among others. He is currently overseeing the masterplan of a large mixed-use development in Istanbul, the design of low-income workers housing in China and a high-rise residential development in Florida.

Prior to joining the Studio, he worked for Ruy Klein Architecture (New York) as the lead designer for the National Library of Czech Republic competition and as consultant for MOMA PS1: Young architects competition. He also worked as project architect at Kayaalp Architecture and Consulting in Istanbul. He was responsible with the design and management of large scale projects in Russia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.

Bora was a co-teacher of architectural studios and seminars at University of Pennsylvania and has been guest critic at University of Pennsylvania, Pratt Institute and Parsons New School of Design. His architectural research work was exhibited at the 2007 Beijing International Biennale. Bora received his Master of Architecture degree at University of Pennsylvania in 2007 and his Bachelor of Architecture degree with high honor award at Middle East Technical University in 2002. Bora speaks both Turkish and English.

Noah Wadden

Associate
Noah Wadden

Noah Wadden joined the studio in 2005 and has played a pivotal role on a wide variety of projects, including residences at City Life in Milan, Reflections at Keppel Bay in Singapore, the Jewish Museum Academy in Berlin, and the master plan and design of office buildings in the Yongsan International Business District in Seoul.

Noah has managed projects at all scales, from intimate office buildings to new city master planning. His specialties include retail, office, and mixed-use buildings, having gained considerable experience overseeing the construction of the Crystals at City Center in Las Vegas that opened in 2007 and achieved LEED Gold certification for sustainability.

Previously Noah worked for Calvert Wright Architecture (New York), Atelier Seraji (Paris), Olson Kundig Architects (Seattle) LOT-EK (New York, NY) and was a researcher at the Eames Foundation in Los Angeles. He earned his Masters of Architecture from Princeton University in 2004, and a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College (New York) in 2000. Noah is proficient in French and Japanese.

Amanda de Beaufort

Director Communications
Amanda de Beaufort

Amanda de Beaufort has more than fifteen years of experience in arts, cultural and architectural public relations. Amanda first joined Studio Libeskind in 2004 where she helped document and communicate large-scale publicity projects, including the World Trade Center reconstruction project and the expansion to the Denver Art Museum.

From 2006 to 2014 Amanda severed as an account manager at one of the leading cultural public relation firms in the country, Anne Edgar Associates in New York City. Amanda managed national and international publicity campaigns including the Grand Opening of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center at The Brooklyn Museum; the expansion of the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas; the expansion of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Colombia’s national contemporary art biennial, and opening of the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.

Amanda rejoined the Studio in March of 2014.

Milan

Lev Libeskind

Chief Executive Officer
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As Daniel Libeskind’s oldest son, Lev Libeskind has worked closely with the studio for more than a decade. Lev joined the studio full-time in 2011 when he established two companies in Milan, Italy, under what is now called Studio Libeskind Milano, which has a dedicated department focused on product, interior and industrial design.

Lev has worked for the Federal District Court of New York, the Claims Resolution Tribunal in Zurich, Switzerland, and intergovernmental organizations in North America and Europe. Lev’s diverse background brings a unique combination of skills to the Studio, where Lev oversees all aspects of operations of the Milan office. He serves as client liaison and supervising manager for all projects including the major redevelopment in Milan’s historic center, CityLife, a business park in Rome as part of the new stadium project, as well as architectural projects in Berlin, Zurich and Vilnius, among other cities.

After graduating with a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1999, Lev received an M.Phil in architectural history and theory from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He then went on to earn his MBA from the Universitaet St. Gallen in Switzerland. Lev speaks fluent English, Italian, and German.

Agostino Ghirardelli

Principal / Technical Director
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Agostino Ghirardelli has collaborated with Daniel Libeskind since 2006 when he worked for Studio Libeskind New York on the initial phases of the CityLife master plan. Following his experience in New York, he moved to Milan to manage the design and construction phases of the residential project Rb1 and the Central Tower TCC, both part of the CityLife complex, as well as other Italian projects. Agostino is currently involved in two projects for EXPO Milano 2015; the corporate Vanke Pavilion, and the Expo Gates— four sculptures located in Expo’s Piazza Italia. He is also involved in the design of the Tor di Valle master plan in Rome, which will host the new stadium of A.S Roma.

Before joining Studio Libeskind, he worked for Massimiliano Fuksas in Paris and Rome, on a range of architectural projects worldwide. Agostino received his MArch from the University of Genoa in 1999. Alongside his architectural practice, Agostino speaks publicly on architecture and urban planning at international conferences and events. Agostino speaks Italian, French and English.

Giuseppe Blengini

Principal / Technical Director
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Giuseppe Blengini is responsible for overseeing all design and interior projects for Libeskind Design, the product design arm of Studio Libeskind Milano that he helped establish in 2012. Giuseppe first joined the New York studio in 2005 and then moved to the Milan office to manage the design and construction of the CityLife project, as well as Palazzo dell’Edilizia in Alessandria.

Giuseppe has extensive experience managing a diversity of projects including the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics. He received his degree in architecture from the Politecnico di Torino in 2001. Giuseppe speaks Italian and English.

Pietro Borzini

Senior Associate
PIETRO

Pietro Borzini currently works in the studio’s design division and is involved in architectural, interior design and construction projects. Before joining the studio in 2010, he worked for international firms in Italy among which, Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Antonio Citterio and Partners. He received his degree in architecture from the Politecnico di Milano in 2004. Pietro speaks Italian and English.

Marco Neri

Senior Associate
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Marco Neri has more than a decade of experience in architecture and design. He previously worked for international firms in Italy among which Park Associati and Renzo Piano Building Workshop, involved in small and large-scale buildings around the world. His practice ranges between different phases of architecture, from feasibility studies to construction. He joined the studio in 2010 to work on the Citylife complex in Milan, in particular on the Park Tower, residences RB1/RB2 and the Central Tower. Currently he is involved in the Vanke Pavilion for EXPO Milano 2015, and follows the project’s construction phase. Marco graduated in Building Engineer and Architecture in 2005 from Università degli Studi of Pavia. Marco speaks Italian and English.

Stefano Vinci

Senior Associate
STEFANO

Stefano Vinci has worked for international firms in Italy and abroad among which Mario Bellini, Alonso Balagues and Santiago Calatrava. With nearly two decades of experience in the field, Stefano’s experience ranges between different scales and phases of architecture including interior design and construction. He joined the studio in 2010 to detail and follow the construction of Rb1 Residences in the Citylife complex in Milan, which was completed in 2013. Currently, he is a key member of the team for the business park and tower for the Tor di Valle Masterplan in Rome.

Stefano received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture in 1998 from the South Bank University of London, Faculty of the Built Environment, Urban Development & Policy and he graduated in Architecture in 2000 at Politecnico of Milan, Division of Technology. Stefano speaks Italian, English and Spanish.

Victor Alavedra

Architect
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Victor Alavedra’s experience covers a wide range of projects from large-scale master plans and mix-use complex, commercial and residential Towers, to ephemeral architecture designs. He has been involved in the design of projects around the world including Magnet Tower in Albania and the Vanke Pavilion for EXPO Milano 2015 in Italy. He currently works on the Tor di Valle master plan in Rome. Victor joined Studio Libeskind New York in 2012 and Milan office in 2014. Before joining the Studio he worked for Patzschke & Partner Architekten in Berlin among other international studios. Victor Alavedra, COAC, received his Diploma in Architecture from Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 2011. Victor speaks Catalan, Spanish, Italian and English.

Laura Crespi

Architect
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Laura Crespi has collaborated with architectural firms in Italy, among which Studio di Architettura Attilio Stocchi, where she experienced architecture as a mix of durable construction and ephemeral art installation. Alongside her architectural practice, she also collaborates with the online magazine LaStampa, writing articles and interviews for its cultural section. She studied between Milan and Copenhagen and she graduated in Civil Architecture in 2010 from the Politecnico di Milano. Currently she is working with the team on the Expo Gates and Vanke Pavilion projects for EXPO Milano 2015. Laura speaks English, German and French.

Gino D’Andrea

Associate
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Gino D’Andrea graduated in Architecture in 2009 from the Politecnico di Milano. He joined Studio Libeskind Milano in 2009 as part of the design team for Italian projects, among which the Citylife complex in Milan. Before joining the studio, he collaborated with other Italian firms such as Guidarini e Salvadeo on different scales and phases of architectural projects. Currently Gino works in the studio’s design division and is involved in architectural, interior design and construction projects. Gino speaks Italian, English and Spanish.

Simona de Lorenzo

Associate
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Simona de Lorenzo joined the studio in 2010 as part of the design team for the Citylife master plan in Milan, and has worked on Rb1 and Rb2 Residences and the Central office tower since the preliminary phases. More recently, she has been involved in the Tor di Valle Masterplan in Rome. Simona currently works in the studio’s design division. Simona de Lorenzo graduated in Architettura Civile from Politecnico di Milano in 2006. Before joining the studio she worked for architectural firms based in Milano and Parma among which Studiodelboca, and was primarily involved in urban design, residential buildings and interior design. Simona speaks italian and English.

 

Sara Dawson

Studio Manager
SARA

Sara Dawson joined Studio Libeskind Milano in 2011. She graduated in Politics and International relations from the University of Manchester in 2007. Before joining the studio, she gained experience in the Communications department of the British consulate in Milan and at Vice Magazine, Italy. Currently she is involved in the management of Studio Libeskind Milano. Sara is bilingual in Italian and English.

Zürich

Jochen Klein

Principal / Technical Director
Jochen Klein

Jochen Klein, has worked with Daniel Libeskind since 2000, first in the Berlin office and later as the Managing Director of the partner office Architekt Daniel Libeskind in Zürich Switzerland.

He lead the project teams in the Swiss office working on the Military History Museum in Dresden ,which opened in 2011; Westside Shopping and Leisure Center in Bern-Brunnen, which opened in 2008; and the Jewish Museum Berlin Academy project which opened in 2012. Jochen is currently managing the residential project Sapphire in Berlin.

Jochen received his Diploma in Architecture from the Technische Universität Berlin in 1996 and received his Master of Advanced Architectural Design at the Pratt Institute in New York in 1998.