Ruth Berktold is founder and owner of YES architecture, an architecture firm based in Munich, and New York. Marion Wicher was the Graz founding Partner.
Ruth Berktold has a professorship at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich since Sept. 2002. Her field of research is Architectural Design and the Conceptual Approach to Computer-integrated Design. The same she taught for many years at the NTNU Trondheim Norway at the Timber Construction Chair.
She lived in New York from Mai 1994 to Mai 2002. Before starting her own office she worked for Behnisch and Partner, Stuttgart, Prof. Eisele und Fritz, Darmstadt, Bernard Tschumi, Jim Polshek and Asymptote in New York and dealt with projects of different scales and designed international competitions for clients such as
Daimler Chrysler and BMW. During this time she was a professor for architectural design at RPI Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY and at Parsons School of Design, NY. She has been an invited member of many juries at different universities as well as for architectural competitions and design awards.
Since 2002 Ruth is a member of ‘Architekturbürodeutschland’- a group of 8 reknown German architects collaborating on large-scale international projects and was curating the show ‚ready for tek off’ at the Biennale in Sao Paulo in 2007. In December 2004 YES architecture was awarded the commission for the new
UN-Campus in Bonn, a 200mio. Euro structure called World Conference Center – Internationales Konferenzzentrum Bundeshaus Bonn. Ever since the office has been working on Hotels, Museums, Offices, Shopping Centers, stadiums and many other public building types.