Kaspar Kraemer re-elected president of Federation of German Architects BDA
Last weekend the Cologne architect Kaspar Kraemer, aged 56, was re-elected president of the Federation of German Architects BDA in Berlin. At the general meeting of the most important German federation of architects he was confirmed in office with great majority for the term from 2005 to 2007.
In his inaugural address Kaspar Kraemer announced that in future the BDA would dedicate itself more than ever before to promoting the design qualities of architecture and town planning. The social and demographic changes of society had to lead to a new way of thinking of both architects and town planners. It was time to make the city of today sustainable with united forces. In this process the BDA would play a leading role. “The commitment and the will to act with social responsibility, which is directly linked to the liberal profession status of the architects associated with the BDA, must become more visible in public”, said Kraemer.
After having studied in Zurich, Darmstadt and Yale, Kaspar Kraemer joined the architectural firm KSP Kraemer Sieverts + Partner (Cologne) in 1977 and in 1999 founded the company Kaspar Kraemer Architekten BDA in Cologne. He has been a member of the Federation of German Architects BDA since 1988; in 1998 he was co-opted member of the BDA committee. In 2001 Kraemer was elected president of the BDA for the first time. He is also vice-president of the Federal Association for Liberal Professions BFB. Kaspar Kraemer was one of the international design experts of the jury of the red dot award: product design 2004.
The Friedberg architect Michael Frielinghaus was re-elected vice president. Further members of the committee are Doris Gruber (Berlin), Prof. Dr. Hartmut Niederwöhrmeier (Nuremberg), Martin Reichardt (Hamburg), and Peter Schube (Magdeburg).