Kai-Uwe Bergmann, FAIA, is a partner at BIG and brings his expertise to proposals around the world, including work in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Kai-Uwe heads BIG's business development, in which the office is currently active in over 40 different countries. He also oversees BIG's urban development projects and supports BIG Landscape. Registered as an architect in the United States (thirteen states) and Canada. Kai-Uwe most recently contributed to the resiliency plan BIG U to protect 10 miles of Manhattan’s coastline. First envisioned through the Rebuild by Design competition to develop proactive responses to Superstorm Sandy it is now being further developed and construction has begun on the first 2.5 miles which will be completed in 2026. He compliments his professional work through previous teaching assignments at Georgia Tech, Pratt Institute, University of Pennsylvania and his alma mater the University of Virginia. Kai-Uwe formerly was on the Board of the Van Alen Institute, participates on numerous international juries and lectures globally on the works of BIG.