Ascan Mergenthaler is Senior Partner at Herzog & de Meuron. He studied architecture at Stuttgart University, Germany, and at The Bartlett, UCL, London, UK, from 1990 to 1997. He received his degree in architecture at Stuttgart University in 1997. As a student he started working with Herzog & de Meuron in 1993. From 1995 to 1997 he worked with Konstantin Grcic - Industrial Design. He joined Herzog & de Meuron in 1998 and became Partner in 2004. He is in charge of several high-profile projects, such as the new development for Tate Modern, The Tate Modern Project, in London, UK; Elbphilharmonie Hamburg in Germany; the Cultural Complex Luz in São Paulo, which will consolidate the largest cultural district in Brazil; the Central Police Station, the new development to conserve and revitalise the historical site in Hong Kong; and the Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, Long Island, USA. Past projects include the de Young Museum in San Francisco, USA; the 40 Bond Apartment Building in New York, USA; the Forum Building in Barcelona as well as its current transformation into the Museu Blau, Museu de Ciènces Naturals de Barcelona.