Markus Jatsch is an architect and urban planner with a background in art and philosophy. He received a Diploma in Architecture and Urban Design from the University of Stuttgart and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in New York 1996. In 2003, he completed his Doctoral Studies in Architecture and Philosophy at the Technical University of Munich with magna cum laude. His doctoral dissertation explores phenomena and potential of indeterminacy within the visual perception of space.
Markus Jatsch worked as senior project architect for David Chipperfield Architects in London before he founded Markus Jatsch Partners. In 2011 he also joined Martha Schwartz Partners as design director.
Dr Jatsch has taught architecture design and theory as assistant professor at the Technical University of Munich and as adjunct professor at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. He was also a lecturer at the Boston Architectural College and the University of Art and Design in Karlsruhe and a guest critic at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Bartlett School of Architecture. He has lectured both nationally and internationally about architecture theory and the production of space, and his work has been featured in publications as well as museum and gallery exhibitions.
Markus Jatsch is registered as architect and urban planner in Germany and the United Kingdom and is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce FRSA and the recipient of several awards and prizes, including the Culture Award by the City of Munich, a residency at the Academy Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, a project fellowship at the International Design Forum Ulm and a postgraduate scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service.