Conrad Kersting
Curriculum vitae

Conrad Kersting studied architecture at RWTH Aachen University and at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio (CH), where he graduated in the studio of Prof. Jan de Vylder in 2017. After internships at UMA Product Design in Hanoi (VN), Humblé+Martens Architecten in Maastricht (NL), BeL Sozietät für Architektur in Cologne (D), and Diener & Diener Architekten in Basel (CH), among others, he worked at Diener & Diener Architekten in Basel from 2017 to 2019, where he was responsible for numerous competitions and studies. Since 2020, he has been working on his own projects and competitions in changing collaborations. He is an active member of Countdown 2030, an association founded in Basel that promotes a sustainable building culture. From 2020 to 2022, Conrad was a teaching assistant at the Chair for City and Housing headed by Prof. Christian Inderbitzin at KIT. Since January 2022, he has been a research assistant at the Chair of Architectural Theory, at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta), ETH Zurich.


2022-23 Visiting-Professorship at FHNW school of Architecture, as part of Countdown2030, Basel (CH)
2022- Scientific Assistant, Chair for the Theory of Architecture, Prof. Dr. Laurent Stalder, ETH Zürich (CH)
2020-22. Scientific Assistant, Chair for City and Housing, Prof. Christian Inderbitzin, KIT Karlsruhe (D)
2020- Independent Architecture Practice, Basel (CH)
2019-20. Architect, Jaeger Koechlin Architekten, Basel (CH)
2017-19. Architect, Diener & Diener Architekten, Basel (CH)
2013-14. Intern, Diener & Diener Architekten, Basel (CH)
2012-13. Intern, BeL Sozietät für Architektur, Cologne (D)
2011. Intern, Humblé, Martens, Willems Architekten, Maastricht (NL)
2009. Intern, UMA Product Design, Hanoi (VN)

Exhibitions, Lectures, Panels

2023. "Der Countdown läuft", Article in: Der Entwurf, November 2023, Issue 02/23, DBZ
2023. RISE#4, Lecture, Tholos Talks, Delphi-Space, Freiburg, (D)
2022. Träume am Anfang, Lecture, Institut für Architektur FHNW, Basel (CH)
2022. Die Schweiz - Ein Abriss, Exhibition, SAM Basel, With Countdown 2030, Basel (CH)
2022. Reflecting on Reuse, Three Panels, with Architektur-Basel and Basel Pavillon, for Countdown 2030, Basel (CH)
2022. Die Wohnhäuser in der Hammerstrasse, Lecture and Guided Tour, Studio Anette Spiro, ETH Zürich (CH)
2022. Bestand als Ressource, Lecture and Panel-Discussion, WohnWerkStadt Luzern, for Countdown 2030, Luzern (CH)
2021. Reinventing Modernity, Lecture, Architektenkammer Baden-Württemberg, for Countdown 2030, Stuttgart (D)
2021. Die Wohnhäuser in der Hammerstrasse, Lecture, Oslo School of Architecture and Design (NO)
2021. Guest-Critic, Studio Kempe Thill, Leibniz University Hannover (D)


2017. MSc Architecture, Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio (CH)
2013. BSc Architecture, RWTH Aachen University (D)


2013-17. Scholarship, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
2016-17. Scholarship, Sutorstipendium