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Kai-Uwe Bergmann, International Council Founding Co-Chair

Partner & Head of Communications, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Kai-Uwe Bergmann is the Chair of the Van Alen International Council and a Partner at BIG, who brings his expertise to proposals around the globe, including work in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Kai-Uwe heads up BIG’s business development which currently has the office working in 17 different countries as well as overseeing BIG’s communications. Registered as an architect in the USA (six states), UK, and Canada (one province), Kai-Uwe most recently contributed to the resiliency plan The Dryline to protect 10 miles of Manhattan’s coastline. He compliments his professional work through previous teaching assignments at IE University in Madrid, the New School of Architecture in San Diego and his alma mater the University of Virginia. Kai-Uwe also sits on the Board of the Van Alen Institute, participates on numerous international juries and lectures globally on the works of BIG.