Curriculum Vitae

Name: Ingo Ratsdorf

Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture
Registered Architect, Building Biologist,
Green Star Accredited Professional

Personal Objective

To further broaden my knowledge in sustainability and life cycle assessment and to assist the employer in achieving true sustainability in both services offered and business conduct while presenting research results on conferences.

Employment history

03.2005 – recent
Registered Architect

Babbage Consultants Ltd., Auckland

  • successfully completed the pathway to registration in December 2008 and obtained the status of a New Zealand registered architect. The submitted case study was recognised as being one of the best structured and easy to read

  • Originally employed as architectural technician in 2005, then as senior architectural technician and lately as architect - continuously developed professional knowledge and worked on pathway to registration, with successful completion in 12.2008

  • Demonstrating outstanding knowledge of relevant codes and standards and the ability to apply principles to practical outcomes

  • Continuing the professional career with a specialisation in education projects as well as sustainability

  • Maintaining excellent client relationships and client satisfaction; demonstrating political correctness and the outstanding ability to work with clients previously known as non-returning and difficult to deal with, turning them into highly satisfied returning clients

  • Key player in a dedicated school design team, responsible for all project phases including site observation, workload balancing between draftspersons and supervision, realising cost effective and high quality education facilities

  • Specialised in school refurbishments and new classroom blocks, realising flexible plan layouts, efficient corridorless designs using modern materials for future-proof classrooms

  • Tasked to drive the principles of sustainability in all project design and business operations of Babbage Consultants Ltd. And developing the role as a Building Biologist within the organisation.

  • Developing sustainable procurement and company policies as well as procedures, frameworks and knowledge transfer methods to staff, due to the exceptional knowledge in ecology, physics and life cycle assessment

  • Conference speaker and company internal CPD and movie presentations on sustainability matters for staff

  • Currently working on developing the role as a building biologist within the company

  • New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) contact person for company

  • Ability to drive a project forward whilst taking responsibility for staff, budget and timeline issues

  • Taking pride in his work but also an excellent team player

  • Assist staff to improve their skills by explaining design issues and detail requirements.

  • Retirement village design and development of effective yet comfortable apartments for aged people

  • Self-responsibly managed complex multi-disciplinary industrial jobs on a returning basis

  • Building excellent relationships with engineers, project managers, clients and contractors

06.2002 – 03.2005
Freelance Architect – self employed

„architektur&design“, Rimbach, Germany

  • Residential and commercial architecture for own clients, as well as on contract basis for various architecture offices

  • Fully sustainable and historical renovation of an 18th century half timbered farm house – research on historically used materials, and modern ecological and natural solutions – evaluation of feasibility and implementation of ecological impact assessments. Liaison with various open air museums and specialised historical tradespeople

  • Development of a broad knowledge of traditional building techniques which have provided a unique insight into modern ecological design principles

  • Specialised in health care projects: planning and construction,
    project supervision of retirement homes

  • Building consent applications and site management

  • combined the skills of a designer and an architect, working on 3D-design, screen, print and video-presentations to fit the needs of customers

  • CAD-drafting, presentations, 3d-modelling, supervision, submissions and checking of offers and invoices, negotiations with builders

  • Full IT & Design Service for architecture practices – IT-Support, IT-Systems, Programming, Graphic- and Webdesign

10.2001 – 12.2002
Architect (Contract)

Architectural practice Dieter Schaarschmidt, Solingen, Germany

  • Member of a dedicated design team designing and detailing retirement homes and healthcare centres for major German healthcare providers

  • CAD-drafting, presentations, 3d-modelling, construction site observation, submissions and checking of tenders and invoices, webdesign and -programming, IT-support

  • Self-responsibly supervised construction sites

07.2001 - 09.2001

Fixed Term contract, Architectural practice Heiko Schmidt, Altenkirchen, Germany

  • Construction documentation of commercial building projects, creating schedule of quantities, preparation of tender documents and checking tenders.

03.2001 - 07.2001
Freelance Architect

Architectural practice Dieter Schaarschmidt, Solingen, Germany

Architectural practice F. A. Geimer, Wissen, Germany

  • CAD-drafting, presentations, 3d-modelling


3rd Green Buildings and Facilities Conference
Material Selection in the Context of Sustainable Buildings

CPD Lecture „Living in the Light“ - Ecological passive solar design house


“Living in the Light”, Aucklandtoday, Issue 74, September/October 2008

“New Zealand – Green but not necessarily ‘green’”, Magazine “Wohnung + Gesundheit” (Home + Health) - Journal for Ecological Building and Living, Germany, Issue 120, September 2006

Vocational training

  • 2008
    BRANZ seminar “Passive Design”
    BRANZ seminar “Energy”

  • 03.2007
    BRANZ seminar “Life Cycle Assessment”

  • 2005
    Ecological Building course,
    Building Biology and Ecology Institute (BBE), Auckland

  • 12.2004
    Seminar „Application of VOB in site management“,
    Architectsboard Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz, Germany

  • 10.2004
    Symposium „Clay as a building material“,
    Architectsboard Rheinland-Pfalz, Koblenz, Germany

  • 05.2003
    Seminar „Lime - Binder in between tradition and innovation“,
    Villa Salzburg, TU Dresden, Germany

  • 05.2003
    Symposium „Restructuring of historical buildings“,
    Limburg/Lahn, Germany

  • 04.2003
    Rathschek-Schiefer, Mayen, Germany

  • 03.2003
    Seminar „General construction physics“,
    Tradeassociation HWK, Koblenz, Germany

  • 12.2002
    Seminar „Principles of preservation of monuments and historic buildings“,
    Tradeassociation HWK, Koblenz, Germany

Educational history

  • 05.2009
    New Zealand Green Building Council Accredited Professional (GSNZAP)

  • 12.2008
    Registered Architect in New Zealand, Reg.No. 3604

  • 03.2007
    Certified Building Biologist IBN (Germany) and BBE (New Zealand)

  • 01.2004
    Registration as Free Architect in the Architects‘ Board of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

  • 01.2001
    Bachelor degree in Architecture

  • 03.1996 - 01.2001
    Study of Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt/M., Germany

  • 10.1994 - 03.1995
    Study of IT and Mathematics, University of Mainz, Germany

Pre-graduate work Experience

  • 06.1995 – 09.2005
    working for various building trades as a prerequisite for architectural studies

  • 02.1995 - 02.1996
    Industrial Architecture, Architectural practice Lobe, Wiesbaden, Germany

  • 06.1992
    Programming, Lufthansa IT Center, Kelsterbach, Germany


Autodesk Revit , Autocad , Microstation, Nemetschek Allplan

Cinema4D, 3D Studio Max

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Macromedia FreeHand and Coreldraw

Gimp, Inkscape and Scribus on Linux

Language skills

English (fluent)

German (native)

French and Swedish (conversational)

Professional memberships

New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA)

Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ)

Earth Building Association of New Zealand (EBANZ)


Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Ecological building in theory and in practice

Preservation of historical buildings and monuments



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