Prof. em. Peter Berten, TU Berlin. 1995 – 2006 Head of the Design and Building Theory Unit at Faculty VI, Technische Universität Berlin. Freelance architect and partnership with ASK-group of architects, urban-planners and engineers in Berlin, mainly engaged with housing as new buildings, rehabilitation and preservation, urban design and urban planning, social service units for children and elderly people, schools and sport facilities and office- and business buildings. Visiting Professor at CAUP of TongJi University Shanghai. Development work and realization of prototypes for timber-frame constructions including energy-saving concepts. Since 2008 he has been involved with students in architectural survey and design projects in Ladakh.