SPACECOUNCIL is led by two founding partners – Dietmar Leyk
and Dr Sonja Berthold - and maintains its main offices in Zurich and Singapore.
Both partners work has been commended with a number of international awards.
Dietmar and Sonja lead a professional and dedicated team in
SPACECOUNCIL and have a large network of consultants, planners and research
resources, that provides a profound background for almost all kinds of future
related research and design studies.
Dietmar Leyk, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt BDA
Principal and Founder
Dietmar Leyk is a registered architect. He collaborates with international
premium companies and agencies, teaches and researches at renown universities
like ETH Zurich, The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and
Urban Design / Delft University of Technology, the Singapore-ETH Centre: The
Future Cities Laboratory and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of
Singapore. Dietmar has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of
architecture and urban design strategies, urbanisation, high-density mixed-use
cities, knowledge space architecture, campus architecture and large-scale urban
projects. He has been responsible for numerous large scale interdisciplinary
projects in research, development, and design. Dietmar shares design
methodologies at conferences, and lectures frequently at universities, cultural
institutions, and symposiums around the world.
Registered Architect (Architects Chamber Berlin), Germany Appointed Architect for Association of German Architects (Bund Deutscher
Architekten - BDA)
Dr Sonja Berthold, Dipl. Architektin ETH/SIA
Principal and Founder
Dr Sonja Berthold is a registered architect and received her master-degrees in
Architecture and Urban Design from ETH Zurich and the Architectural Association
in London. She received a PhD from the Singapore-ETH’s Future Cities Laboratory
and the National University of Singapore. With close to 20 years of
architectural design, building and research experience for leading
organisations, her expertise spans architectural design, sustainable urban
design, design research, education, client relationship management, and
comprehensive planning. Sonja shares design methodologies at conferences, and lectures
frequently at universities, cultural institutions, and symposiums around the world.
SIA Registered Architect (Swiss Institute of Architects