Kai-Uwe Bergmann

BIG, Partner | New York City, United States


Kai-Uwe Bergmann, FAIA is a Partner at BIG who brings his architectural expertise to proposals around the globe, including work in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Kai-Uwe heads up BIG's business development--which currently has the office working in over 35 different countries. He also oversees BIG's Urban scales projects and supports BIG’s Landscape projects. He is registered as an architect in the USA (13 states) and Canada.

Kai-Uwe most recently contributed to the resiliency plan BIG U to protect 10 miles of Manhattan's coastline. First envisioned through the Rebuild by Design competition to develop proactive responses to Superstorm Sandy, it is now being further developed and construction will begin on the first 2.5 miles in 2020. Further projects include Brooklyn Queens Park, Smithsonian Master Plan, Pittsburgh Master Plan, Miami Beach Square and Zira Island Master Plan.…

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Annual Conference, Presenter (New York 2015; Chicago 2019)

Annual Conference, Steering Committee (New York 2015)

Awards Symposium, Speaker (2016)


10 June 2020

The incorporation of Smart Technology into the high-rise realm has the ability to bring real value to building occupants. As the world begins to consider...


29 January 2018

The London Committee of the CTBUH United Kingdom Chapter recently hosted [i]Geometry of Tall Buildings[/i], a conversation between leading architects and engineers on the geometry...


03 November 2016

Alexander Durst, Chief Development Officer, The Durst Organization; Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group; Jianping Gu, General Manager, Shanghai Tower C&D; Grant Uhlir, Managing Director,...