Jonathan Janssens began his career in architecture with a B.Sc in Architectural Technology from the Dublin Institute of Technology. He then went on to receive a first class honours degree in Architecture from University College Dublin in 2012. His thesis project received the highest grade in his graduating year and was subsequently nominated for the RIBA President’s Medal. Between 2012 and 2014 he worked at O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects in Dublin, most notably on the design of the Central European University Budapest and Vessel for Venice as part of the 2012 Biennale. He moved to Berlin in 2014 and spent three years working for Sauerbruch Hutton on a range of projects including the Mestre Museum in Venice and UpperNord housing tower in Düsseldorf. Jonathan recently collaborated with Stiftung Freizeit on the design of the Internationale Bauausstellung (IBA) Heidelberg 2018.
Jennifer O’Donnell studied architecture at University College Dublin and KTH Stockholm, graduating in 2012 with a first class honours degree, for which she was also awarded the AGA Gold Medal in Architecture. She then gained considerable experience working first with GKMP Architects in Dublin and later with Sauerbruch Hutton in Berlin, on projects ranging from domestic works to housing, public space, office and school buildings. She also has a keen interest in the academic world and currently devotes part of her time to teaching as part of IDAS at TU Braunschweig. She has also taught as a studio tutor at the School of Architecture University College Dublin, and more recently at the Technical University Berlin as part of studio FGvanRijs. Jennifer is a member of the Berlin Chamber of Architects.