The practice of architect Jens Casper covers architectural consultancy, design, research and teaching. A 1998 graduate of RWTH Aachen University with a strong interest in urbanism, Jens has established a practice that focuses on reading, interpreting and intervening in the built environment. His built work includes cultural buildings and venues, exhibition spaces, interiors, and high end residential projects, most of them implemented in listed environments. Carried out in a variety of partnerships and co-operations, his work has been internationally recognised, published, and awarded numerous times. His best known works are the Berlin transformations Boros Collection Residence and Radialsystem III, the residence HHGO in Oldenburg, White Cube Bermondsey in London, Phoenixhalle in Dortmund, and the research project Das Garagenmanifest.
Jens is a founder and board member of the non-profit association Haus Döschnitz eV, a member of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies, of the Chamber of Architects of Berlin, and Bund Deutscher Architektinnen und Architekten BDA Berlin. In 2010 Jens was appointed member of the Konvent der Baukultur der Bundesstiftung Baukultur.
Since 2004, Jens held multiple teaching positions. He was Assistant Professor at TU Berlin Technical University, and a Unit Master at the AA Berlin Laboratory. He worked as a Guest Professor with the Chair “Bauen im Bestand / Contextual Design” at BTU Cottbus 2010-12, and headed BTU’s International Postgraduate Architectural Design Programme carried out by 10 universities across Europe and Israel 2013-2014. Most recently he has been teaching at the intersection of architectural design and heritage preservation.
In 2023, he was appointed Professor for Design, Building Typologies and Architectural Theories (Entwerfen, Gebäudelehre und Architekturtheorie) at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt / Fachhochschule Erfurt.
In the same year he received an Artist Fellowship of the Federal Republic of Germany for a three-month residency at the German Study Centre Venice / Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani.
Jens lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and summarizes his practice as C, since 2021.