The office is managed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Kloos. Michael studied architecture and urban planning at the Technical University of Karlsruhe. After completing his studies, he realized several award-winning projects as responsible architect at renowned Dutch architectural offices. Afterwards, he obtained a doctorate as part of his scientific work at the Chair and Institute for Urban Development and Regional Planning at the RWTH Aachen University. His PhD thesis Landscape 4 deals with the background and reasons for conflicts in the visual integrity of UNESCO World Heritage urban and cultural landscapes.
Michael is co-founder of the UNESCO Chair in World Cultural and Urban Landscapes which was established in 2012 at the Institute for Urban Development and Regional Planning. He has also had teaching assignments at various universities and educational institutions. Since October 2016, he holds the chair of Protection and Sustainable Development of Historical Urban and Cultural Landscapes at the Rheinmain University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden.