Carsten has extensive professional experience in fields of architecture and urbanism as lead designer at zectorarchitects and collaborator at London practices including Chora Institute for Architecture and Urbanism, SH Architects, East Architects and Reading & West. Areas of work cover furniture, retail, housing, arts, community, public realm, infrastructure and urban design. He successfully participated in a wide range of design competitions including winning prizes at Europan.
Carsten is Senior Lecturer and unit A leader at undergraduate level (year 2&3) since 2012. Prior to joining UEL he taught at Oxford Brookes University for six years. He has developed of a teaching methodology that consists of a structured learning framework with inspirational lectures, group workshops, key references to theory and practice and site-workshops that support students to pursue individual interests by working with open briefs. The design and learning approach is site-driven, process-orientated and of multi-scalar nature, with an agenda that investigates shifting social, spatial and material conditions.
1st prize Europan 10 Dessau for a urban design and public realm strategy for the centre of Dessau, Germany 2010
2nd prize Route No.1 Bench competition for Deptford organised by Design for London, 2010
Joint winner at Europan 9 Linz for urban design strategy and mixed use scheme, Austria 2007/08
short listed Europan 8 'Neue Mitte Lauterach', Austria 2005