Jörg Himmelreich is an architect, historian and art and design scientist. He studied in Wuppertal and Zurich. For five years he taught design at the department of architecture of ETH Zurich. He is an author and has written books with a focus on history and architectural theory and articles for architecture magazines. He was the editor at Hochparterre and chief editor for the magazines trans and Architektur + Technik in Zurich. For three years he has been the chief editor for the publication series and platform for architecture theory archithese in Zürich.
Holding a Master of Business Degree from Sup de Co Le Havre and Stanford University USA in 1976, Michel Langrand became in charge of the Building and Civil Engineering works Dpt. of Atlas Copco France before taking HIAB-Foco France’s Sales Management in 1984. In 1989, he was appointed as Commercial Manager of Somfy France and in 1992 joined the General Management of VELUX France which he has headed for nearly 25 years. Today he is the special advisor to the CEO of the VELUX Group and member of the Board of the VELUX Foundations.