Claudia Wigger holds a Masters Degree (Dipl.-Ing.) from Technical University Berlin, Germany and has 16 years of experience as a licensed architect, through collaborations and international consulting, such as Foster and Partners, Sauerbruch Hutton in Berlin, RAD in Hong Kong and Hamilton Anderson Associates in Detroit. Her professional experience bridges small-scale interior projects to large-scale mixed-use buildings and urban master plans. In 2008 she cofounded ICE-Ideas for contemporary environments, an architectural practice based in Detroit, MI, Hong Kong (China) and Berlin (Germany). ICE's design work has been featured in various international design publications, exhibitions and digital media.
Claudia is part of the architecture faculty at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at University of Michigan since 2011 and currently teaches core technical courses in construction, design studios, and seminars exploring issues of urban density. Her research focuses on high-density housing, intense mixed-use developments and currently works on a project about the history and possible futures of swimming outdoors in Detroit.