Susanne Hofmann was born in 1963. She received a DAAD scholarship and a Diploma from the Architectural Association She was nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal in 1992. She has been teaching since 1997 at several universities (RMIT, Melbourne, Westminster University, HCU, Hamburg, Technical University of Berlin), and is now a guest Professor at the Technical University of Berlin. She is the founding director of the Baupiloten at the Technical University of Berlin – an experimental new architectural studio bridging education, practice and research. There have been worldwide publications, exhibitions, workshops and lectures detailing her innovative design strategy of Participation and Architecture.