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Position(s) available: Business Development & Communication Manager; Management Assistant

Juggle many balls at once, communicate globally with a huge variety of cultures, capacity-levels, and languages, develop the future of a company.

As Business Development & Communication Manager your primary responsibility will be to develop and implement growth opportunities, and to manage public and customer relations.
As Management Assistant your primary responsibility are the day-to-day details of running and shaping the business.
This role can be split into two part-time roles, depending on the candidate(s).

Responsibilities are wide-ranging and include the development of social media and communications strategies; content (co-)creation, including everything from Tweets and Instagram posts to long-form thought pieces; customer and client relationship management; project coordination, including scheduling and attending meetings, coordinating the submission of deliverables, and general handling of client communications; coordinating, editing, and eventually writing proposals using Google Docs and the Adobe suite; developing strategies for improving processes covering everything from knowledge management to accounting to human resources; light accounting work, including invoice processing; researching and ordering office supplies and other tools of business, handling contacts,
organising conferences and travel, and tackling other tasks related to the ongoing functioning of a office/co-working space.

Preferred Skills:

  • Good energy and a positive attitude
  • Excellent written and oral communication,
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Critical thinking
  • Fluency in English; German language proficiency a very strong plus but not a requisite
  • Comfort with the tools of a modern office, including Google products (docs, sheets, etc.), the Adobe suite, especially InDesign, project management tools such as Asana, Slack, etc.
  • Good time management, including the ability to balance task priority with time allocation

As an optional plus:

  • Passion for making the world a better place through urban planning
  • Willingness to travel globally and interest in presenting projects and office
  • Experience with some degree of office management

The abovementioned list of skills are more important than a specific educational background or professional experience, therefore we decided not to list requirements concerning education or work experience.

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Position available: Urban Planning Project Lead

Design the urban future both in Europe and in the Global South.

As Urban Planning Project Lead, your primary responsibility will be to manage complex urban planning projects, from project conception through final delivery, in global contexts.

Key components of this role include:

  • Leading the team with excellent urban design and knowledge of current urban design and planning knowledge
  • Foreseeing, understanding and planning in advance for the potential hurdles that come with executing complex projects around the globe.
  • Examples could include communication challenges, limited or poor-quality data, or other challenges.
  • Maintaining open, positive, and fruitful dialogues with the TSPA team, project partners, and clients
  • Structuring project development processes including both spatial and urban design as well as policy input
  • Conducting analysis of data pertaining to all possible inputs for an urban planning project, including spatial, sociological, economic, and other types of data
  • Ensuring the timely and successful execution of project deliverables
  • Assisting in the pursuit and acquisition of new business by developing proposals and presentations, communicating with potential partners and clients

The ideal candidate for this role will have a master in architecture, urban design, urban planning, or a related field, combined with 3-5 years professional experience, with 1-2 years’ experience in project management. Full proficiency in both written and spoken English is required; proficiency in German is a major plus, additional language knowledge in French, Russian, and Arabic are welcome.

Other requirements include:

  • Passion for/openness to using new technologies to solve urban planning challenges across the world
  • Passion for making the world a better place through urban planning
  • Willingness to travel globally and interest in presenting projects and office
  • Full proficiency with the standard software packages for the urban planning and design project pipeline

Open Door – Day of Architecture 2018

Visit us at ‘Tag der Architektur’ on June 23. Open door, interesting projects, lively discussions… and Vermouth drinks until we are out (the drinks). Also with mekado and cba, JCA and other partners.

Traditionell steht das letzte Wochenende im Juni ganz im Zeichen der qualitätvollen Baukultur. Am 23. und 24. Juni findet zum 23. Mal der Tag der Architektur, diesmal unter dem Motto „Architektur bleibt!“, statt. Das Programm dieses publikumswirksamen Ereignisses gestalten interessierte Kammermitglieder aller Bundesländer – mit Führungen durch zeitgenössische private sowie öffentliche Bauten, Freianlagen, Innenräume und/oder einem offenen Büro mit Standort in Berlin. Das diesjährige Angebot ist größer denn je. Allein rund 70 Projekte mit Führungen stehen auf dem Programm. In Berlin machen, passend zum Motto, nicht nur viele Denkmalumbauten anschaulich, wie sensibles Bauen im Bestand aussieht. Wer will, kann sich direkt mit denen austauschen, die all das geschaffen haben: Die Führungen übernehmen die Architektinnen und Architekten selbst. In den offenen Büros laden sie zu Vorträgen, Ausstellungen, Festen und Gesprächen ein. Das gesamte Programm sowie die App zum Tag der Architektur erscheinen im Mai 2018.

2018 findet zeitgleich auch das Architekturfestival MakeCity statt, das zusammen mit dem Tag der Architektur viele Aspekte des Bauens und der Stadtentwicklung thematisiert. Im Vorfeld findet am 16./17. Juni der Galerierundgang „Architecture Exhibitions Weekend“ statt.

Five work places available now at Aquabutze coworking space

We are renting one to five desks. Ideal for a small team!

206 € (177.50 € net, USt/VAT excluded). Per desk, per month.

What you get:

With an Oculus Rift above the Techno Club

“With the Oculus Rift above the Techno Club” is Jasper Massink’s article about his professional and personal experiences during his internship at TSPA and in Berlin in general. Currently on the title page of archined [Dutch]. Read the full story here: Met de Oculus Rift boven de Technoclub: persoonlijke en professionele ervaringen in Berlijn.

Hey Jasper – we’re glad you survived that night!

Four work spaces at our office available

We’re renting out four table spaces in our beautiful shared office at moritzplatz at Aquacarree above Ritter Butzke.

One of them is available immediately , the others from July 2015.

Monthly rent is 168 EURO excluding VAT. Internet, table, chair, shelf space and cleaning is included, there is storage space and a nice little kitchen.


Aqua Carree/Room 306/Entrance B

Lobeckstrasse 30-35, 10997 Berlin

Tel: 030 325 19 265


Good bye Uberbau, hello TSPA

the scoop
Thomas Stellmach Planning and Architecture emerged from Uberbau (RIP and Thank You!) in late 2014. TSPA continues the work in different global contexts and scales, with projects ranging from regional development to neighbourhood transformation across Europe, Asia and Africa.

thus far
The first few months of 2015 have been rich. We are currently masterplanning a 73 ha city extension in Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia while the UN-Habitat consultancy continues with missions to Ethiopia and the Philippines. We also delivered a concept to transform a ‘60s megastructure in Seoul in cooperation with Crosby architects. Meanwhile, the work of TSPA was presented at Syracuse (London) and Urbanfest (Izhevsk).

who (k)new?
As the projects expand, so does the team. We welcome Alexandra and Karina (RU), Cason (US), Ben (DE), Jasper (NL), Javier (ES), as well as Luca and Raffaele (IT)!

Feel invited to find out more on this new website and to download our portfolio in the office section. Also, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Plus in the sidebar. And most modern, call us +49 (30) 5770 6349 2.

So long, all best from Berlin.