Jonas Coersmeier is an award-winning architect and designer, born in Germany and working in the United States. He is finalist and first runner-up in the World Trade Center Memorial Competition. He was born in Cologne, Germany and studied architecture at Columbia University, M.I.T. and Technical University Darmstadt. He has taught at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania School of Design and University of Kassel School of Architecture, where he was head of the Digital Design Department.