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Dr. Jons Messedat studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen University, the University of Stuttgart and had a scholarship to the London South Bank University. In parallel, he qualified as industrial designer under Richard Sapper and received an award from the Design Center Stuttgart.
In the office of Sir Norman Foster he worked on the design of today’s Red Dot Design Museum in Essen and was responsible for the interior design of the Reichstag building in Berlin. This was followed by a university assistantship at the Bauhaus University Weimar, which he completed with a doctorate in the field of Corporate Architecture.
In 2004 he founded his own office with a focus on the built identity of companies and brands. His clients include global players like the adidas group, Swiss Re, Daimler AG and B. Braun Melsungen AG. He developed the design line for the Cultural Capital in Europe RUHR.2010.
At the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, he was part of the team for the postgraduate degree CODEM Corporate Design Management. At the TH Cologne he has been teaching in the Master Program Corporate Architecture. He lectures at HSG Universität St.Gallen, School of Management in Switzerland and at the HHN Reinhold-Würth-Hochschule in Germany. Since 2016 he holds the chair for building and space at the HAWK University of applied sciences and art in Hildesheim.
As certified competition judge, he is involved in a number of international architecture and design competitions. For the first “Award for Marketing and Architecture” in Switzerland, he was jury chairman. He was on the panel for built Corporate Design in the Berlin Humboldt Forum and in 2018, he was appointed onto the jury of the state prize for architecture by the chamber of architects for the federal state of Lower Saxony.
For the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e.V. (Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries e. V.) he is involved in the Bronnbacher Scholarship that supports the cultural education of prospective leaders.