Markus Jatsch is an award-winning and renowned architect and landscape urbanist combining a background in fine arts and philosophy with over 25 years of professional experience in designing and implementing well-known projects in urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, and public art. He currently serves as Senior Partner and Creative Director at Martha Schwartz Partners (MSP), where he also oversees the research activities of MSP’s Climate Change Task Force. He has collaborated with Martha Schwartz for over 20 years, and previously worked with David Chipperfield Architects before joining MSP.
Several honors have been awarded to Jatsch for his work and achievements; these include the Fulbright Commission Award and the City of Munich Culture Award. He is a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Bavarian Chamber of Architects, as wells as an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Mr. Jatsch holds a Doctor of Engineering degree in Architecture and Philosophy from the Technical University of Munich, a Master of Science degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and a Diploma of Engineering in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Stuttgart.
Jatsch combines his professional practice with work in academia and research, having taught at such world-renowned design schools as Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, the Polytechnic University of Milan, and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He authored monographs including Debordered Space (Stuttgart: Edition Menges, 2004) and Landscape Art and Urbanism (Stuttgart: Edition Menges, 2018). His work has been widely featured in various publications as well as in international museum and gallery exhibitions.
Mr. Jatsch holds several advisory board positions and regularly serves as juror for international design competitions. He lectures frequently on socioeconomic and environmental matters such as sustainable cities and climate change.