Max Dudler was born in Altenrhein in Switzerland. After completing his studies in architecture at the Städelschu¬le in Frankfurt am Main and at the Hochschule der Küns¬te Berlin, he has headed his own practice, with branches in Berlin, Zürich, Frankfurt and Munich, since 1992. Over the past nearly three decades, the practice’s focus has expanded beyond traditional architectural tasks. In ever changing contexts, Max Dudler has transposed his con¬ceptual approach onto areas as diverse as urban planning, transportation structures, conversions, historic preservation, exhibition design and even furniture de¬sign. Numerous prizes, including the 2012 DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany for his design for Hambacher Schloss, and the Nike for the Best Urban Design Interpretation 2010 for the Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Center are a reflection of Max Dudler’s continued and active engagement with architecture. In 2004 Max Dudler was appointed professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.