Jan Braker Architect is an office for architecture, urban development and design in Hamburg. We develop solutions for the most diverse tasks. Each project is perceived as a welcome challenge to realize tailor-made proposals in close collaboration with clients and users.
Completed projects range from the design of the foyer of the Hanover University of Music and Theatre, numerous kindergartens, schools and housing projects to complex reconfigurations in listed buildings. The office can also look back on many years of international experience in the planning and realization of large-scale transport projects, shopping centers, cultural and office buildings.
The projects are dealt with intensively with selected experts and construction companies. The individual requirements for each project are defined in the thorough handling of technical and design topics.
The joy of the development and implementation of concepts for space and material is the driving force for our work, which is accompanied by the examination of cultural questions and collaborations with international planners and institutions.
Jan Braker studied architecture at the TU Berlin and the Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
After graduating, he went to London to work for Ian Ritchie Architects. During his ten-year stay, he had the opportunity to work on the planning and realization of projects of the most varied size, from a shopping center with several rapid transit stations in the center of London, a subway line in Singapore to a theater workshop in Plymouth. Jan Braker was also responsible for the implementation of the conversion and extension of the office of Ian Ritchie Architects, in which the experience of an architectural office known for its high technical and aesthetic requirements was incorporated.
In 2008 he went back to his birthplace of Hamburg and began to build his own office. Initially in partnership and from 2011 as the sole managing director of Jan Braker Architect, projects with the focus on education but also in other areas were continuously worked on. The work on the realization of now more than ten kindergartens allowed gaining wide-ranging experiences in an area open for unusual approaches.
In addition to his work as a practicing architect, Jan Braker also held a position as lecturer at the University of Greenwich, London, from 2007 to 2011, where he conducted a diploma design seminar. In 2011, he conducted a design seminar at the MSA University in Cairo in which the city centre of Cairo was investigated.
|seit 2001||ARB (Architects' Registration Board, GB)|
|seit 2008||HAK (Hamburgische Architektenkammer)|
|seit 2017||RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects, GB)|
|1997||Diplom bei Prof. Kees Christiaanse und Prof. Matthias Sauerbruch|
|1994-95||Architekturstudium Carleton University, Ottawa, Kanada|
|1990-97||Architekturstudium Technische Universität Berlin|
|1988-89||Zivildienst als Rettungssanitäter|
|1987||Abitur in Hamburg|
|seit 2011||Jan Braker Architekt, Hamburg|
|2009-11||Partner, Birkholz Leiner Braker Architekten, Hamburg|
|1998-08||Projekt Architekt, Ian Ritchie Architects, London|
|Headquarters Lord David Sainsbury, London|
|ZEBEDE Tasklight, Hamburg & London|
|Workshop Building Ian Ritchie Architects, London|
|Shepherd’s Bush Tube Station, London|
|West London Line Station, London|
|Southern Interchange, London|
|Wood Lane Tube Station, London|
|Office Building Ian Ritchie Architects, London|
|Theatre Royal Plymouth, London|
|Danish Radio, Kopenhagen|
|Marina Tube Line, Singapur|
|White City Shopping Centre, London|
|2017||Tutor, Workshop Lake Kerkini, Greece|
|2011||Lehrauftrag, MSA University, Kairo|
|2007-11||Lehrauftrag, Diploma School, University of Greenwich, London|
|2003||Gastkritiker, Entwurf, University of East London|
|2001-04||Gastkritiker, Entwurf & Theorie, Bartlett School of Architecture, London|
|2000||Baukonstruktiver Berater, University of Greenwich, London|
|1999-01||Gastkritiker, Entwurf, University of Greenwich, London|
|1992-94||Tutor, Entwurf und Baukonstruktion, Technical University of Berlin|
Dr Bedour Braker
Dr. Bedour Braker is an Egyptian architect and researcher based in Germany since 2013. Her BSc, MSc and PhD in Architecture & Urban Planning were received from Cairo University in the years 2001, 2007 and 2012. Defying privatization of public spaces, her doctoral dissertation emphasized the importance of redefining the role of academic spaces as inclusive spaces in subjoining a variety of communal activities not just education.
In addition to teaching at several universities during her thirteen years of academic experience, Dr.Braker arranged many collaborations between Egyptian and European universities, targeting problematic societal issues within the urban fabric of Egypt. This involved annual students exchange; several visits to different European cities; and teaming-up with local and international experts in order to find possible strategies that would enhance the intricate situation in some chosen areas as pilot case-studies. From 2004 till 2013 she was responsible of establishing a long-term partnership between MSA University in Cairo and University of Greenwich in London.
Since 2013, Dr. Braker has participated in several international conferences, workshops and competitions within Europe and the Middle East. Her published papers deal with spatial planning, mainly, investigating the modes of privatisation of the public realm in contrast to bottom-up initiatives to reclaim public spaces. Her research draws on a wide range of influences that affect the democratic production of a public space including the pattern of participatory actions throughout the phases of decision-making. In 2018, Dr. Braker has joined Jan Braker Architekt.
|2007-11||Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture, Ph.D. -Cairo University|
|2001-06||Master of Sciences in Architecture, M.Sc. -Cairo University|
|1996-01||Bachelor of Sciences in Architecture, B.Sc. -Cairo University|
|2012-13||Lecturer at Modern Sciences & Arts University-MSA|
|2011-13||Lecturer at the American University in Cairo-AUC|
|2006-11||Teaching Assistant at The American University in Cairo-AUC|
|2001-11||Teaching Assistant at Modern Sciences & Arts University-MSA|
|2001-13||Senior Responsible of the Advising and Registration procedures for students of all years|
|Participated in the Upgrading & Development of the Architectural Program at MSA University|
|Participated in developing the accreditation process of the dual collaboration with Greenwich University in London|
|2017||Invited juror in collaboration with Thessaly University. Location: Lake Kerkini, Greece|
|2013||Co-organizer of a multinational documentation and design exchange. Location: Tuskany, Italy|
|2011||Organizer in collaboration with Thessaly University, Portsaid University &MSA. Location: Portsaid, Egypt|
|2010||Co-organizer in collaboration with Studio Basel- ETH (de Meuron &Herzog). Location: Cairo/Basel|
|2009||Participant in WS organized by Union of Mediterranean Architects (UMAR). Location: Cairo, Egypt|
|2007-09||Workshops with Greenwich University. Location: Cairo/London|