Christophe Barlieb is especially known for his conceptual and poetic approach towards architecture and expertise in digital design. He studied Architecture at Pratt Institute and was awarded a full tuition scholarship, a B.Arch. with Honors, the Excellence in Design and Pratt Circle Awards in 1996. From 1993-2001 he worked as a Project Architect and Project Manager with Prof. Raimund Abraham on the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Musikerhaus and the Harry Smith Heaven and Earth Library. In 2001 he relocated to Berlin and worked as a Senior Design Architect for Prof. Christoph Langhof on the Donau City and Zeil Projects. In 2003 he established CDMB Architects in Berlin. He is the 2007 recipient of the Prix André Arfvidson, Grand Prix d'Architecture de l'Académie des Beaux-Arts de l'Institut de France. In 2008 selected works were featured in the German Pavilion at the 11th Biennial of Architecture in Venice, the Grand Palais in Paris and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt. He lectures extensively worldwide and currently holds a Research / Assistant Professor position at the TU Berlin in the Department for Design and Construction and is a Visiting Professor of Digital Design at Shenkar College in Tel Aviv.
* 1973 in Bethlehem, Pa. (U.S.A.), schooled at the American School of Paris and studied Architecture at Pratt Institute.
• 1993-2000 Project Architect to Raimund Abraham on the Austrian Cultural Forum.
• 1996 B.Arch with Honors from Pratt Institute, School of Architecture.
• 1997-2001 Project Manager to Raimund Abraham on the Musikerhaus, Harry Smith Heaven and Earth Library.
• Since 2001 lives and works in Berlin.
• 2001-2003 Senior Design Architect to Christoph Langhof on the Donau City and Zeil Projects.
• 2003 re-establishes cdmb architects in Berlin and is Raimund Abraham's geometry design consultant for the JingYa Ocean Entertainment Center facade in Beijing.
• 2004 invents ZODIAC a digital method of converting and representing ground penetrating radar measurements to visualize sub terrestrial anomalies in real-time 3D.
• Since 2004 proud father of Katharina.
• 2007 receives the Prix André Arfvidson de l'Académie des Beaux-Arts de l'Institut de France.
• 2008 The German Pavilion features the Green Desert Mine at the 11th Biennial of Architecture in Venice (Italy).
• 2009 Visiting Professor of Digital Design at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Tel Aviv. Researcher / Assistant Professor T.U. Berlin, School of Architecture, Department of Design & Construction.