MANAGING SHAREHOLDER

Since 1969 a range of different personalities have shaped the success of the WES LandscapeArchitecture;
since 2017 led by the five managing partners Peter Schatz, Wolfgang Betz, Michael Kaschke, Henrike Wehberg-Krafft and Claus Rödding.

Peter Schatz

since 1996 Managing Shareholder at WES
1991 1996 Own planning office in Oyten, near Bremen
since 1982 Freelance garden and landscape architect
1980 1991 Freelancer for landscape architects office Wehberg-Lange-Eppinger-Schmidtke, Hamburg
from 1979 Worked in landscape architects office Wehberg-Lange-Eppinger, Hamburg
until 1978 Team Grün Plan Bremen, garden and landscape architects
until 1974 Study of landscape conservation at University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück; Graduate in Civil Engineering
1970 Landscape gardener assistant in Hamburg
1968 1970 Education as landscape gardener

Wolfgang Betz

since 2002 Member of Art Committee, Hanseatic City of Hamburg
since 1999 Lecturer for open space planning in the Department of Architecture at HAWK (Uni-versity for Applied Sciences and Art) Hildesheim
since 1996 Managing Shareholder at WES
since 1992 Freelance garden and landscape architect
1990 1996 Freelancer in office Wehberg-Lange-Eppinger-Schmidtke, Hamburg
1990 Worked in office Gerhart Teutsch, Munich
until 1989 Study of landscape architecture in Weihenstephan; Graduate in Civil Engineering

Michael Kaschke

2004 2009 Lecturer, Department of Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences, Münster
2002 2003 Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture, NON Northeast Lower Saxonian University of Ap-plied Sciences, Buxtehude
since 2001 Managing Shareholder at WES
1996 1999 Research associate at Institute for Urban Development and Landscape Planning, Technical University Brunswick
since 1999 Freelance garden and landscape architect
1993 2000 Freelancer in office of Wehberg-Lange-Eppinger-Schmidtke, Hamburg
1989 1993 Worked in office Penker, Neuss
1985 1989 Study of landscape conservation at the University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück; Graduate in Civil Engineering
1980 1982 Training as landscape gardener

Henrike Wehberg-Krafft

since 2011 Freelance garden and landscape architect
since 2007 Managing Shareholder at WES LandscapeArchitecture former WES & Partner
1998 2007 Cooperation agreement with WES & Partner today WES LandscapeArchitecture
1991 Formation of the office Krafft-Wehberg in Berlin with H.-H. Krafft
1989 1991 Freelancer for Wehberg-Eppinger-Schmidtke, Hamburg
1988 1990 Sculptural works with Prof. Makoto Futiwara at the HdK (Hochschule der Künste), Berlin
1982 1990 Architectural studies at the Technical University Brunswick and the HdK (Hochschule der Künste) Berlin; Graduate in Civil Engineering
1980 1991 Deep involvement and interest in painting and sculpturing

Claus Rödding

since 2012 Managing Director at WES
since 2007 Spokesman study group Economy, Association of German Landscape Architects, Hamburg
since 2001 Commercial director at WES
until 2001 Freelancer at WES
until 1997 Collaboration with Seebauer, Wefers and Partner, Berlin
since 1995 Landscape architect
until 1994 Worked at office SCHUPP & THIEL, Münster
until 1992 Study of landscape conservation at the University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück; Graduate in Civil Engineering
1982 1984 Training as landscape gardener

EXTENDED MANAGEMENT TEAM

Hinnerk Wehberg is involved in the company as a consultant and representative.
Hans-Hermann Krafft works as landscape architect and architect for the Berlin office.
Yushu Liu is director responsible for the Asian-Pacific area.

Hinnerk Wehberg

2014 Consultant for Zhuhai City, (CN)
since 2007 Consultant and representative at WES
since 2005 Appointed member of Convention for Building Culture
2005 Honoured with the Sckell-Ring award
2002 Retirement from the Technical University Brunswick
since 1992 Member of Open University of Fine Arts, Hamburg
1992 Awarded with the Fritz-Schumacher-Prize
1982 2002 Professor for Landscape and Urban Planning at the Technical University Brunswick
1975 1985 Member of Art Committee, Hanseatic City of Hamburg
1969 Foundation of Wehberg-Lange office (today WES)
1966 1969 Visiting lecturer for Public Art at the HfK University of the Arts Bremen
1964 1970 Visiting lecturer at Hornsey College of Fine Art, London
since 1964 Member of the Federal Association of Visual Arts
1963 British Council Scholar at Honresey College of Fine Art, London
1962 1969 Painter and sculptor in Hamburg and realisation of public art projects
1961 Awarded with the Art Prize New Forum Bremen
1957 1962 Study of Fine Arts, University of Fine Arts, Hamburg; Graduate in Art Pedagogy

Hans-Hermann Krafft

since 2008 Lectureships at Beuth University of Applied Science Berlin and University of Applied Science Lübeck
since 2007 Project partner at WES LandscapeArchitecture (formerly WES & Partner)
1998 2007 Cooperation agreement with WES & Partner
1997 Garden and landscape architect
1997 Visiting lecturer at HdK (Hochschule der Künste) Berlin
1995 Lectureship at the International Summer Academy “Ruhrgebiet”
1991 2007 Office Krafft-Wehberg with Henrike Wehberg-Krafft
1990 1995 Research associate at HdK (Hochschule der Künste) Berlin
1989 1990 Scholarship holder for the Jürgen Ponto Foundation
until 1989 Study of Architecture at the Technical Universities of Stuttgart and Brunswick
until 1989 Freelancer at WES & Partner, Hamburg and gmp Hamburg
1985 Freelance architect
1985 Participation at Hamburger Bauforum with Prof. Meinhard von Gerkan
until 1982 Worked in Architecture office Jauss-Gaupp and Partner, Friedrichshafen
1976 1979 Study of Architecture at the University of Applied Science Hildesheim; Graduate in Civil Engineering

Yushu Liu

since 2017 Director Asia-Pacific
since 2011 Landscape Architect, Chamber of Architects Hamburg
since 2010 Project Manager WES LandscapeArchitecture
since 2007 Member of staff WES LandscapeArchitecture
2003 2008 Study of Land Stewardship at University Hannover, graduate in Civil Engineering Landscape Architect
until 2002 Trainee Program, Hantai Office, Shanghai
1998 2001 Study of Environmental Art Landscape at University Jiansu, China

A UNIQUE TEAM

Down-to-earth, charismatic, heterogeneous, interdisciplinary and international – our team of more than 40 employees: