Leonard Grosch
Managing Partner Creative Director

Leonard (*1973) knew that he wanted to become an architect while still at school. Following an apprenticeship in Munich as grower of perennial plants he decided to study landscape architecture at Technische Universität Dresden. His love for Scandinavian design brought him for one year to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen before he obtained his diploma at Technische Universität Berlin. In 2003 Leonard joined Atelier Loidl as competitions manager. After the inauguration of the Park am Gleisdreieck, he co-authored the book `Designing Parks` together with Constanze A. Petrow about strategies for the successful design of urban parks in large cities. Since 2006 Leonard is partner and managing director of Atelier Loidl. He is responsible for design and customer acquisition.

Bernd Joosten
Managing Partner Office Director

Bernd (*1966) was shaped by the environmental movement of the 1980s. For seven years he worked in gardening, landscaping and finalised his years as a craftsman receiving the title of master craftsman from the Gartenbauschule (school of horticulture) of the Chamber of Agriculture of North Rhine-Westphalia in Essen. 1994 Bernd moved to Berlin. He studied landscape architecture at Technische Universität Berlin where he met Prof. Hans Loidl and became his employee in 1996. During his first years with Atelier Loidl Bernd was responsible for detailed design, contracting and construction management. Later on he lead projects and competitions. After Hans Loidl left the practice Bernd became partner and managing director in 2004. He has since then, been responsible for the development of the practice and for establishing it as a well-recognised company in the field.

Felix Schwarz
Managing Partner Technical Director

Felix (*1971) came to landscape architecture while working for a garden and landscaping business. He studied at Technische Universität Berlin and, having received his diploma, worked as project leader and office manager for Weidinger Landschaftsarchitekten. Looking for a challenge he was given the opportunity to take on the planning of Park am Gleisdreieck for Atelier Loidl in 2007. After some years as project leader Felix is now partner and managing director of Atelier Loidl. He is responsible for conceptual and detailed design as well as for project realisation.

Leonard Grosch
Leonard Grosch
Bernd Joosten
Bernd Joosten
Felix Schwarz
Felix Schwarz

Sumika Aizawa
Project Team

Sumika (*1981) studied a bachelor's degree in sociology and environmental policy in Kyoto. Taking part in a student exchange programme she spent two years of her studies in Germany where she obtained a master's degree in landscape architecture at Technische Universität Berlin. While still at university and after her graduation she worked for SINAI Landschaftsarchitekten. Sumika joined Atelier Loidl as project team member in 2018.

Carole Blessner
Project Leader

Carole (*1978) completed an apprenticeship as landscape gardener before enrolling in landscape architecture at Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil. She worked for Hager Partner AG in Zurich and from 2006 on as project leader for A24 Landschaft. Carole sees projects through all phases and concentrates both on design and technical detailing. She likes a challenge in the field of communication and particularly loves plants. Since 2016 Carole has been working as project leader for Atelier Loidl.

Ulrike Brinsa
Project Leader

Ulrike (*1980) found her way to design from Photography. After training with a photo specialist she studied landscape architecture at Technische Universität Berlin where she received her diploma in 2009. Ulrike was intrigued by large-scale design with a tactile appeal in the real world. She could pursue this interest while working as project leader for Landschafts.Architektur Birgit Hammer and Rainer Schmidt landschaftsarchitekten und stadtplaner. Ulrike joined Atelier Loidl Leas project leader in 2016.

Sumika Aizawa
Sumika Aizawa
Ulrike Brinsa
Ulrike Brinsa
Carole Blessner, Olympia Tomczyk
Carole Blessner
Olympia Tomczyk

Irina Brune
Project Leader

Irina (*1974) studied landscape and open space planning at Leibniz Universität Hannover. Having obtained her diploma in 2001 she worked for six months in Cape Town. Her plan was to move for one year to Llangadfan in Wales in order to work for Camlins Landscape Architects as project team member. She stayed there for nine years. In 2010 Irina moved to Berlin and started working as project leader for Atelier Loidl.

Tatjana Busch
Competition Leader

Tatjana (*1987) studied landscape architecture at Hochschule Rhein Main. While still at university she worked for Kuula Landschaftsarchitekten and Hahn Hertling von Hantelmann. 2016 she won the Schinkel Architecture Award of the Association of Architects and Engineers in Berlin (AIV). In 2017 she graduated with a master's degree at Technische Universität Berlin with a thesis on the waterfront concept of Genoa. Tatjana has been working for Atelier Loidl since 2015 and holds the position of project team member for competitions since 2017.

Alexei Gross
Project Leader

Alexei (*1961) studied landscape architecture at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (USA). After receiving his diploma Alexei trained as sculptor in San Francisco and moved to Italy where he worked as an independent artist in Pietrasanta. Afterwards he toured the continents for a couple of years before he decided to settle in Europe for good. Alexei worked as project leader for MPFP in New York and for Lützow7, Ariane Röntz and hutterreimann in Berlin. Being an all-rounder he feels at home with all work phases. Alexei joined Atelier Loidl in 2016 as project leader.

Irina Brune, Michael Gareis
Irina Brune
Michael Gareis
Alexei Gross
Alexei Gross
Tatjana Busch
Tatjana Busch

André Feldmann
Working Student

André (*1991) did an apprenticeship as landscape gardener until 2013. His employer, a landscape architect, involved André at an early stage in the design phase. One year into the job André decided to become a landscape architect himself and enrolled at Fachhochschule Erfurt. Currently, he pursues his master's degree at the Technische Universität Berlin. Since 2016 André has been working as master's student and intern for Atelier Loidl.

Michael Gareis
Project Team

Michael (*1983) served his alternative civilian service in a sheltered workshop. After his service he supervised children and young people, both with and without disabilities, at a holiday camp. A documentation on sustainable reconstruction captured his interest in landscape architecture. During his studies at Technische Universität Berlin Michael worked for six months for a landscape architecture practice and also on the Philippines on an ecological project on sustainable development of rural areas in Southeast Asia. He worked as student assistant and research assistant for Technische Universität Berlin and also as preliminary examiner in competitions for the Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing. Since 2010 Michael has been working as project team member for Atelier Loidl with the major part of his work concentrating on work phases 2 and 3.

Kristína Rusnáková
Project Team

Kristína (*1990) feels drawn to work creatively and towards nature. She studied landscape architecture at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava and as an Erasmus student at Technische Universität Dresden. Having received her diploma she worked for Peter Zirkel Architekten, where she concentrated on detailed design, for Levin Monsigny Landschaftsarchitekten on competitions and also for TOPOTEK 1. Kristína joined Atelier Loidl in 2018 as project team member.

André Feldmann
André Feldmann
Kristína Rusnáková
Kristína Rusnáková
Michael Gareis
Michael Gareis

Anna Kristina
Heenes Assistant to the Management

Anna (*1976) studied social sciences in Hannover and media consulting at Technische Universität and Humboldt Universität Berlin (diploma). She worked for a training programme for European filmmakers, Foodwatch, a political communications agency and in online marketing. She trained as a systemic coach at Coaching Akademie Berlin. Today she works as a freelance consultant for musicians for Music Pool Berlin. In 2015 she joined Atelier Loidl as executive assistant.

Claudia Köllner
Project Team

Claudia (*1981) knew from a very early age that she wanted to work with plants. Following an apprenticeship in a tree nursery she studied landscape architecture at Technische Universität Dresden (diploma) and École Nationale Superiéure d'Architecture et de Paysage in Bordeaux. Claudia joined Atelier Loidl in 2008 and worked initially on competitions and 3D visualisation. Since 2012 she has been working as project team member on, amongst other projects, Quartier Baakenhafen and Quartier Elbbrücken in Hamburg.

Milad Kohan
Project Team

Milad (*1989) studied Architecture Technology Engineering and worked as Construction Supervisor for 2 years. In 2013 he started studying Master of Landscape Architecture in Germany. Simultaneously he worked at BWP and later as an employee at STrauma. Milad joined Atelier Loidl in 2019. He has a passion for execution planning and sees the attention to construction details as the key to a long-lasting lively open space.

Andreas Lipp
Project Leader

Andreas (*1977) served his alternative civilian service at the biological research station of a nature reserve. Afterwards he completed an apprenticeship as landscape gardener. From 2001 on he studied landscape architecture and open space planning at Fachhochschule Osnabrück. A work placement with Stephan Bernard Landschaftsarchitekten brought him to Berlin, and later to Atelier Loidl. Andreas was involved in the project Park am Gleisdreieck from 2006 up to the inauguration of the park. Since then, he has used his knowledge and expertise for future large-scale projects - such as Quartier Baakenhafen and Quartier Elbbrücken in Hamburg. Since 2005 Andreas holds the position of project leader at Atelier Loidl.

Anna Kristina Heenes
Anna Kristina Heenes
Andreas Lipp
Andreas Lipp
Pia Mastrantonio, Claudia Köllner
Pia Mastrantonio
Claudia Köllner

Miguel Magalhães
Competition Team

Miguel (*1989) studied product design at Universidade de Aveiro for one year. Being a keen skater, he was more interested in designing spaces than in designing objects. He studied landscape architecture at the University of Évora (bachelor), did an internship with urbanegestalt in Cologne and obtained his master's degree at Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen-Geislingen. Miguel then moved to Berlin and worked for A24 Landschaft on competitions. His goal is to push the boundaries of landscape architecture. Since 2016 Miguel has been working as project team member for competitions for Atelier Loidl.

Pia Mastrantonio
Project Team

Pia (*1982) studied architecture at PUC de Valparaíso and worked for Carreño Sartori Arquitectos in Santiago de Chile. She was awarded a scholarship to study in Italy where she received her master's degree in landscape architecture at the University of Florence. Subsequently she moved to Berlin and worked for TOPOTEK 1. Pia joined Atelier Loidl in 2017 as project team member.

Harald Müller
Project Leader

Harald (*1973) studied at Technische Hochschule Berlin after serving his alternative civilian service close to Stuttgart and received his diploma. While still at university he worked for Frank von Bargen Landschaftsarchitektur. Spending a work placement semester in the company led to his employment after finishing his degree. From 2003 on Harald worked for TOPOTEK 1, holding the position of project leader since 2006. He was mainly involved in detailed design, contracting and construction management. After 15 years of extensive experience he was looking for a new challenge. The high quality of detailing in Park am Gleisdreieck and Quartier Baakenhafen caught his attention and brought him to Atelier Loidl. Being a practical person, he is happiest working on the work phases 5 to 9. He pays particular attention to technical realisation. Since 2018 Harald holds the position of project leader at Atelier Loidl.

Vera Öztürk
Project Team

Vera (*1986) obtained her bachelor's and master's degree in landscape architecture at Mendel-Universität Brünn. Having received her degree she worked for club L94 in Cologne, concentrating on competitions, and RMP Stephan Lenzen Landschaftsarchitekten in Bonn. This lead her to Berlin where she was involved in the development of the new office of RMP Stephan Lenzen Landschaftsarchitekten. Vera joined Atelier Loidl in 2018 as project team member.

Miguel Magalhães , Pascal Zißler
Miguel Magalhães
Pascal Zißler
Harald Müller
Harald Müller
Vera Öztürk
Vera Öztürk

Martin Schmitz
Competition Team

Martin (*1986) wanted to become a teacher at first but then made the on-the-spot decision to study landscape architecture at Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen-Geislingen. While studying for his master's degree at Technische Hochschule Berlin he worked for Hahn Hertling von Hantelmann Landschaftsarchitekten. In 2013 he won the Schinkel Architecture Award of the Association of Architects and Engineers in Berlin (AIV) and in the following year the Peter-Joseph-Lenné-Award. Martin loves conceptual work and is particularly interested in projects with ecological and social objectives. Since 2015 he is the competition team leader at Atelier Loidl.

Olympia Tomczyk
Project Team

Olympia (*1990) decided against studying astrophysics and studied landscape architecture at Universität Kassel instead. What remains of her first interest is her attention to detail and a liking for large-scale projects. Having received her bachelor's degree she left Hesse and obtained her master's degree in landscape architecture at Technische Universität Berlin. Olympia worked for Latz Riehl Partner Landschaftsarchitekten and for k1 Landschaftsarchitekten. She joined Atelier Loidl in 2018 as project team member.

Pascal Zißler
Working Student

Pascal (*1992) did an apprenticeship as landscape gardener in Deggendorf where he was involved in the realisation of large-scale public projects. He started studying landscape architecture at Technische Universität Berlin (bachelor) and was the winner of the Peter-Joseph-Lenné-Award 2016. He joined Atelier Loidl in 2017 as master's student and intern.

Martin Schmitz
Martin Schmitz
Pascal Zißler
Pascal Zißler