About us

Oliver Gerhartz was working for more than three years as a project manager for construction projects abroad in the Federal Foreign Office. He was responsible for the South America region. Earlier on he worked as a project leader in different architectural offices. With Hierholzer Architekten in Berlin he was a project leader in planning different buildings in the “solar valley”, the location for German photovoltaic industry in Thalheim/Bitterfeld . Together with Kirstein + Rischmann Architekten from Mainz, he won the architectural competition for renovation of the building society and planned the project to execution. He worked on building the new building for the fire department in Reinheim and the renovation of different municipal buildings as a member of Junghans + Formhals Architekten in Darmstadt. He graduated in 2000 with a Diplom (Architektur) from the Polytechnic Darmstadt. In 1993, after three years carpentry apprenticeship, he received his apprenticeship certificate. Oliver Gerhartz is a member of the Architektenkammer Berlin under the number 12075.

Oliver Gerhartz visited the Ostkreuz School for Photography in Berlin from 2009 till 2013 (Seminar Jonas Maron) and in 2009 the New school for Photography in Berlin (Seminar Wolfgand Zurborn). He took part of solo and group exhibitions.

Antje Otto brings along experiences from international and regional projects. She started by Oliver Gerhartz Architektur after she worked in all design stages for Architekturbüro Otto in Cottbus. Beforehand she was employed by the Federal Foreign Office as a project manager for the region of Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Furthermore, she worked for NPS Tchoban Voss in detail design of the project “Shopping Centre Stephankiez” in Berlin. Right after her diplom her professional path lead her to Sydney, where she worked for JonesSonter on a retirement village up till building approval. Subsequently she worked for Dunnet Craven in LP 3-8 in London and was responsible for the interior design of the Venice airport. During her studies, Ms Otto worked by Weinmiller Architekten and David Chipperfield Architects in Berlin. She graduated in 2005 with a Diplom from the Technical University in Berlin. Antje Otto is a member of the Architektenkammer Berlin.

Marina Shileva works with Oliver Gerhartz Architektur since the end of 2015, currently responsible for the project “Goethe Institute” in Yangon, Myanmar. After finishing her architectural studies in London, UK (BSc (Hons), Dip. Arch, ARB) she worked several years with STArchitects in London, where she gathered experience in restoration and refurbishment of listed buildings. She was mainly responsible for the detail design of high-end residential properties in Kensington and Chelsea. Ms Shileva is interested in the historical context and cultural continuity of architecture in the urban scale as well as in a single building. Marina Shileva is a member of the Architects Registration Board, UK and Architektenkammer Berlin.