Max Hacke studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart and at the Architectural Association (AA) in London, where he received his diploma in 2012. After several years of work experience in various international architecture offices he won the competition for the construction of a new university building at the Technical University of Braunschweig (The informal studio, 2016, in collaboration with Gustav Düsing). He subsequently moved to Berlin and founded his architecture practice BÜRO HACKE. Other current projects include a residential development in Berlin and a new kindergarten in Berlin Wedding.

Max Hacke is currently teaching at TU Braunschweig at the insitute IDAS run by Prof. Almut Grüntuch-Ernst. In the past, he has taught at the institute for architecture CODE run by Prof. Pasel at the TU Berlin (2016-2019). As part of his academic activities, Max Hacke was part of Home Not Shelter! initiative and studied alternative forms of living and working. He taught a design & build course and realised a number of self-built projects with students of the TU Berlin. Those projects include a housing project for students and refugees in Vienna, the construction of an agricultural school campus in Bolivia and a greenhouse pavilion using modular timber construction which was exhibited in the Dutch Embassy in Berlin as part of the MakeCity Festival. The scientific focus of these projects was on the role of architecture in shaping new social and collective dynamics, while exploring design & build projects as an experimental teaching and research method. As part of his research, he was an editor of the second and third volume of the Home Not Shelter! book series. He has also been a guest lecturer and critic at the Architectural Association in London, the University of Cambridge, Pembroke College at Oxford University and the Technical University Berlin.


Graham Baldwin
Leonhard Clemens
Gustav Düsing
Yannick Guillen
Felix Xylander-Swanell
Hans Sauer Stifung
Prof. Ralf Pasel
Barbara Lersch