Gesine Marquardt is an Architect and Professor of Social and Health Care Buildings and Design at TU Dresden and head of the Emmy-Noether group “Architecture under demographic change”.

Together with her research group, she investigates ways to design environments for people with specific needs, such as patients in hospitals or people with dementia receiving care. These environments need to be designed in a way that people with disabilities, older adults, and people from different backgrounds can orient themselves easily, interact with each other and at the same time feel comfortable.

In 2001, Gesine co-founded the architectural office Cooperation_4 Architects Dresden which engages in a wide range of design projects, focusing on creating healthy and accessible environments for all users. Also, she consults healthcare business, thereby applying her research results to our society.

Gesine was honored with the Kurt-Beyer-Price and the Georg-Helm-Price from the TU Dresden in 2007, and with the Deutscher Studienpreis of the Körber Foundation in 2008. She was visiting researcher in Baltimore (United States) and in Stirling (Great Britain). Gesine received her Ph.D. at the TU Dresden after she studied architecture in Stuttgart and New York City.