Dea Ecker

Since 2014
Offices in Heidelberg and Buchen/Odenwald

Since 2009
Juror at architectural competitions for education, administration, and church projects

2008
Guest critic for the IIT College of Architecture, Paris

2007
Inducted as a Fellow of the Association of German Architects (BDA)

08.01.2000
"Ecker Architekten" with Robert Piotrowski, emphasis on public and commercial buildings. Entered into the List of Architects of Baden-Württemberg, No. 14369

July 2000
Relocation of offices to Germany

1999-2000
Guest critic at the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago

1998
Founding of the architecture office "Piotrowski+Ecker" in Chicago, emphasis on commercial and office buildings, school and university buildings, and interior architecture

1997
Project architect at Nagle Hartray, Chicago; school and kindergarten buildings, interior design of the Goethe Institute in Chicago

1997
Senior Project Archiect at Holabird & Root in Chicago, for the design of a resort town (41 ha) in Cheju-Island, South Korea

1996-97
Graduate Fellowship, Teaching Assistant in the Graduate Studies design studios of Professor Jerry Horn

1995-96
Awarded two consecutive fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation for three semesters at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago; Master of Architecture

1993-95
Project Manager in the Leipzig branch of the Swiss firm Suter + Suter GmbH; commercial, office, and apartment buildings; competitions

1992-93
Invited competition for the city of Frankfurt-Bardaji for Enrique Bardaji-Alvarez, Madrid; focusing on the special consideration of historic buildings by Peter Behrens

1989-92
Staff architect at Franke+Gebhard, Karlsruhe/Berg, Germany; extensive student travels

1985-92
Study of architecture in Karlsruhe, Germany; Diplom - Ingenieurin

Robert Piotrowski

Since 2016                                                                     Patron for the INsider Award for Interior Architecture

Since 2014
Offices in Heidelberg and Buchen/Odenwald

2008
Inducted as a Fellow of the Association of German Interior Architects (BDIA)

2003
Droste Lecturer -  "A Few Small Projects in Germany", a report to IIT in Paris

1987-2001
Guest Critic at the following schools of architecture:
Illinois Institute of Technology - 1994, 2003, 2007
University of Southern California Los Angeles - 1995, 2001
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - 1994, 1995
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 1987

08.01.2000
"Ecker Architekten" with Robert Piotrowski, emphasis on public and commercial buildings. Entered into the List of Architects of Baden-Württemberg as Architect and Interior Architect, No. 83998

July 2000
Relocation of offices to Germany

1998
Founding of the architecture office "Piotrowski+Ecker" in Chicago, emphasis oncommercial and office buildings, school and university buildings, and interior architecture

1998
Senior project architect in the office Krueck + Sexton, Chicago

1995-2000
Professor for Design and Building Construction at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago; Director of the fifth and sixth semesters from 1998-2000

1993-97
Senior project architect and director of Interior Design in the architectural firm Holabird & Root, Chicago

1993
Docent for Special Programs, The Art Institute of Chicago

1988-93
Senior project architect in the office of Interior Architects Powell/Kleinschmidt, Chicago

1987
Studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, in an exchange program with Harvard University

1984-88
Studied architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. "Master of Architecture"

1980-84
Studied architecture at the State Univeristy of New York at Buffalo, Bachelor of Professional Science in Architecture