Manfred Schiedhelm was born in 1934 in Worms, Germany. He studied architecture
at the Technische Hochschule in Darmstadt, Germany from 1954 to 1958. From 1959
to 1962 he worked as an architect with Professor Bartmann in Darmstadt and with
Marcel Lods in Paris before enrolling in the Paris based office of Candilis-Josic-Woods
in 1962. In 1966 he became a partner in the office, but nevertheless established
his own office in 1968 in Berlin. In the late 1960s, Schiedhelm co-designed,
with Candilis-Josic-Woods, the construction phase of the Berlin Free University.
He organized the Team 10 meeting that took place when the first phase of the
FU was finished in 1973, because Shadrach Woods was already too ill to take
care of this. Schiedhelm also edited a special issue of the Deutsche Bauzeitung
on Team 10. Schiedhelm represents a younger generation within the circle of
Team 10, comparable to Hertzberger or Piet Blom.
In the 1970s, Schiedhelm was a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University and at the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles. Later, from 1982 until 1986, he was a visiting professor at the Technical University, Vienna, and also the Art Academy, Munich.
Manfred Schiedhelm lives and works in Berlin.
See also the website of the office of Schiedhelm: Schiedhelm + Partner.