Lecture Series: Kathrin Gimmel, JAJA Architects | Extending Narratives

Wednesday Oct. 14, 2020 , All Day

Working across scale and traditional boundaries, JAJA strives to create architecture, landscape, and urban planning from a holistic perspective. We aim to make each intervention a distinct, yet natural part of its environment, to create a dialogue between the project and the inherent qualities of the location. We believe that projects with strong roots in their physical environment create greater experiences and added value, not only to the project but also to the surrounding community.


In the lecture ‘Extending narratives’ Kathrin will uncover JAJA´s approach through the presentation of a range of recent projects.


JAJA works both practically and theoretically with architecture and urban planning. We have a particular focus on mobility, transformation, and biomaterials. Within these fields we strive for contributing to a future that combines quality of life and sustainability. JAJA was founded in 2008 and presently counts 15 dedicated creative team members led by partners Jakob Christensen, Kathrin Gimmel, and Jan Tanaka.


After receiving her master degree in Architecture at the ETH Zürich in 2009, Kathrin moved to Copenhagen and has since worked intensely with all aspects of the studio’s work ranging from concept development to detail design and project management. Kathrin is a current member of the Danish Arts Committee for Architecture and has been teaching at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen. She is a co-editor of The Atlas of the Copenhagens: a book investigating the mechanisms of sustainable city measurement in regard to the urban territory of Copenhagen.


The UTSOA Fall 2020 Lecture Series will be presented digitally through Zoom and will be live-streamed on the Texas Architecture YouTube channel. All lectures will take place at 1 PM unless noted otherwise.