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.

Martin Schmitz
Managing Director and Competition Leader

Martin (*1986) at first wanted to become a teacher, but spontaneously decided to study landscape architecture at the HfWU Nürtingen-Geislingen. During his master's degree at TU Berlin, he worked at Hahn Hertling von Hantelmann Landschaftsarchitekten. In 2013 he won the AIV Schinkel Prize and the following year the Peter Joseph Lenné Prize. Martin loves concept work and is particularly interested in projects with ecological and social ambitions. He has been at Atelier Loidl since 2013 and manages the competitions there. At LU Hannover, Martin has been teaching at the Department of Landscape Architecture and Design since 2019 and is a guest judge at various universities.

Leonard Grosch
Leonard Grosch
Martin Schmitz
Martin Schmitz
Felix Schwarz
Felix Schwarz
Bernd Joosten
Bernd Joosten

Yuliana Abisheva
Competition Team

Yuliana (*1990) originally wanted to be a journalist, but then settled on studying architecture. In 2016, she completed her Master's degree in Urban Studies at the Bauhaus School in Weimar. Meanwhile, she was already working in various creative agencies at the intersection of research, urban planning and illustration. Yuliana's love for green, public places and botanic pulled her more towards landscape architecture and she freelanced for various landscape architecture - and architecture offices as feld72, ManMadeLand and Strelka Institute in Russia, Austria and Germany. Here she created vivid and charming perspectives and concepts for competitions. Besides her passion for appealing visualizations, her heart beats for music as a singer-songwriter. Since 2021 Yuliana is part of the competition team at Atelier Loidl.

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.

Yuliana Abisheva
Yuliana Abisheva
Sumika Aizawa
Sumika Aizawa
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 Team

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.

Jingyu Cao
Project Team

Jingyu (*1989) studied architecture in Qingdao (CN) and came to Germany to start a Master's degree at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Her enthusiasm for the larger scales was uncovered here and she decided to study to become a landscape architect. When she arrived in Berlin, she first worked at A24 Landschaft. As part of the project team there, she designed public open spaces such as garden shows, streets and squares. Jingyu has been a project team member at Atelier Loidl since 2020.

Irina Brune, Michael Gareis
Irina Brune
Michael Gareis
Ulrike Brinsa
Ulrike Brinsa
Jingyu Cao
Jingyu Cao

Oliver Ferger
Project Team

Oliver (*1989) wanted to become an interior designer before he discovered his enthusiasm for gardens and parks. In 2008 he decided to study landscape architecture at the TU Munich. During his studies, Oliver worked at "Nicholas Dexter Gardens" in Brighton (GB) to gain his first planning experience and designed private gardens in collaboration. In 2015 he completed his master's degree in landscape architecture at the TU Munich and went to A24 in Berlin. There he successfully planned parks, squares and garden shows for three years. Since 2019 Oliver has been a project team member at Atelier Loidl.

André Feldmann
Competition Team

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. In 2020, he successfully completed his Master's degree at the TU Berlin and has been working at Atelier Loidl since 2016.

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.

Tatjana Busch
Tatjana Busch
André Feldmann
André Feldmann
Oliver Ferger
Oliver Ferger

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.

Aqsa Gul
Project Team

Aqsa (*1992) started her design career with architecture studies in Pakistan. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in architecture, she changed tracks and completed her master's degree in landscape architecture at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in 2020. Even while studying, Aqsa was employed for three years at Weidinger Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH, where she worked on service phases 3 and 5. She is particularly interested in the analysis of urban needs and the combination of urban and wild nature. Since September 2021, Aqsa has been working as a project team member at Atelier Loidl.

Stephanie Hansen
Working student

Stephanie (*1995) grew up in the far north of Germany. She moved to Berlin in 2016 to study landscape architecture at the Hochschule für Technik. Stephanie was fascinated by creating a new character for places from the very beginning of her studies. In 2019, she interned at Atelier Loidl and has supported the projects as a student member of staff ever since.

Anna Kristina Heenes
Executive Assistant and HR

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.

Katharina Rüter, Daniel Laimer
Katharina Rüter
Daniel Laimer
Stephanie Hansen
Stephanie Hansen
Aqsa Gul
Aqsa Gul

Milad Kohan
Project Leader

Milad (*1989) studied architecture in Tehran and spent two years planning architectural projects in Iran. In 2013 Milad moved to Germany, three years later he graduated with a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture from Anhalt University. Milad worked for Bode-Williams & Partner and STrauma. Milad enjoys the implementation planning and believes that detailed planning is the key to a sustainable, living open space. Since 2019, Milad has been working as a project team member for work phase 5 at Atelier Loidl.

Claudia Köllner
Project Team

Daniel Laimer Machado
Project Leader

Daniel (*1990) was enthusiastic about lively city spaces already at a young age. It was only natural to him that he intended to plan such places later on. In 2009, he began studying landscape architecture at Pennsylvania State University and graduated with a Master's degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Columbia University in 2015. After graduating, he worked in offices in the USA, Austria and Germany. Daniel has been working at Atelier Loidl since 2019, following his desire to plan public spaces, his penchant for working at different scales and his need to bring nature back to the cities.

Andreas Lipp
Andreas Lipp
Anna Kristina Heenes
Anna Kristina Heenes
Milad Kohan
Milad Kohan

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.

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.

Harald Müller
Harald Müller
Pia Mastrantonio
Pia Mastrantonio
Elisa Stellacci
Elisa Stellacci

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.

Katharina Rüter
Projekt Leader

Katharina (*1980) received her Diploma in Architecture 2009 from the Technical University of Berlin. She discovered her love for landscape architecture during her diploma thesis. She has since designed squares and parks for public and private clients in Germany and abroad. Over the years she has been sticking to her passion for architecture, design and nature as well as her interest in climate-neutral planning and construction. After several years as a freelancer, Katharina has been project manager at Atelier Loidl since 2019 and is a landscape architect.

Leonard Schmidt
Competition Team and Student Employee

Leonard's (*1997) passion for landscape architecture was awoken by an internship with a landscape gardener. In 2017, he begins his studies in landscape architecture at the TU Berlin. The mix of ecological, social and creative aspects is at the core of his interest. Since 2020, Leonard has been a employee at Atelier Loidl and part of the competition team.

Kristína Rusnákova, Alexei Gross
Kristína Rusnákova
Alexei Gross
Pascal Zißler
Pascal Zißler
Leonard Schmidt
Leonard Schmidt

Elisa Stellacci
Project Team

Elisa (*1980) studied architecture in Ferrara (Italy), graduated in 2006 with a Master's degree in Architecture (when did you graduate?) and then worked in different architecture offices in Italy. With a garden therapy project "Flora et Labora" in the south of Italy 2011 Elisa discovered her love for landscape architecture. Since then she combines these two disciplines in her projects. In 2013 she got an EU fellowship for her work on vertical gardens and moved to Berlin. Elisa worked at SINAI and geskes.hack landscape architects before joining Atelier Loidl as a project team member in 2021.

Olympia Tomczyk
Project Leader

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
Competition Team and Student Employee

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.