The Design on the Delaware conference has featured international, national and regionally renowned architects, designers, government leaders and policy makers. 2013 speakers are below. To view videos and speaker list from past conferences, click here.
Kai-Uwe Bergmann is a Partner at BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) who brings his expertise to proposals for projects garound the globe, including work in Europe, Asai, the Middle East and the United States. Kai-Uwe heads up BIG's business development which currently has offices in 15 countries. In addition to these duties, Kaw-Uwe is Head of Communications. Registered as an archtiect in the USA, UK and Denmark, Kai-Uwe is also a LEED AP certificae architect who was Project Manager on Central Asia's first Carbon Neutral Master Plan, Zira Isalnd in Baki, Azerbaijan. He compliments his professional work by teaching at IE University in Madrid and the New School of Architecture in San Diego. Kai-Uwe sits on numerous international juries and lectures on the work of BIG worldwide. He received a BS in Architecture from the University of Virginia and Master of Architecture from the University of California.
BIG is a New York, Copenhagen and Beijing based group of architects, designers and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development. BIG has created a reputation for completing buildings that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious. The firm demonstrates a high sensitivity to the particular demands of site context and program. Recently completed projects include the Danish Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo (2010); the 8 House (2010), named the Scandinavian best green roof project and recepient of a Honor Award from AIA National and Wall Street Journal's Innovator of the Year Award; and The Mountain (2008) which was named Best Housing project at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona. Recent North American projects include the 600 unit West 57th Tower in New York City designed for Durst Getner Residential and the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah. www.big.dk.