Short CV/Education and training

  • 1999
    Diplom degree in architecture from the University of Stuttgart, Germany

  • 1999 – 2000
    German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fellowship to the New York Institute of Technology, NYC, USA

  • Since 2001
    Co-holder of Cooperation_4 Architects in Dresden, Germany

  • 2001 – 2012
    Research associate under the Chair for Buildings for Health and Social Services at the Faculty of Architecture at the Dresden University of Technology

  • 2009 – 2010
    Visiting scientist at the Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Centre at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, USA

  • Since 2012
    Head of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Emmy Noether junior research group "Architecture during demographic change" at the Dresden University of Technology

  • Since 2015
    Professor of Buildings for Health and Social Services at the Dresden University of Technology

Selected publications

  • Marquardt, G., Johnston, D., Black, B., Morrison, A., Rosenblatt, A., Lyketsos, C., Samus, Q.M. (2011). A descriptive study of Home Modifications for People with Dementia and barriers to implementation. Journal of Housing for the Elderly 25(3), pp. 258-273.

  • Marquardt, G., Johnston, D., Black, B., Morrison, A., Rosenblatt, A., Lyketsos, C., Samus, Q.M. (2011). Association of the spatial layout of the home and ADL abilities among older adults with dementia. American Journal of Alzheimers Disease & Other Dementias 26(1), pp. 51-57.

  • Marquardt, G. (2011). Wayfinding for People With Dementia – A Review of the Role of Architectural Design. Health Environments Research and Design Journal 4(2), pp. 22-41.

  • Marquardt, G., Schmieg, P. (2009). Dementia-friendly Architecture: Environments that facilitate wayfinding in nursing homes. American Journal of Alzheimers Disease & Other Dementias (24)4, pp. 333-340.

  • Marquardt, G. (2007). Kriterienkatalog Demenzfreundliche Architektur. Möglichkeiten zur Unterstützung der räumlichen Orientierung in stationären Altenpflegeeinrichtungen. Berlin: Logos Verlag.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Acquisition of funding from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) EXIST support programme for the universalRAUM (universal space) Institute of Evidence-Based Architecture in Healthcare Services, 2011-2012

  • "Care in rural areas – The conceptualisation of a network for reorganising public services in rural areas of Saxony", Funding Guidelines for the Demography Programme of the Free State of Saxony, 2011-2012

  • Study "Cost-neutral increase in the proportion of private rooms in residential nursing homes", commissioned by the Bavarian State Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs, 2009

  • "Structural requirements for sports facilities for paralympic sports", commissioned by the German Federal Institute of Sport Science, 2008-2010

  • Feasibility study for the construction of a geriatric psychiatric Competence Centre in Görlitz, with funding from the European Commission, 2007

  • "A set of criteria for dementia-friendly architecture", with funding from the Robert Bosch Foundation, 2005-2007

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Expert juror in architectural competitions

Additional qualifications

  • Architect (Chamber of Architects in Saxony)


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