Manfred Gerner

Trained carpenter
  • 1959-1963 architecture studies
  • 1963-1972 restoration measures on historical buildings such as the cathedral and St. Leonhard in Frankfurt / Main
  • 1975-1980 Researcher in the Department of Monument Preservation of the City of Frankfurt / Main (including more than 250 timbered buildings; one of the oldest known timbered houses from 1291/92)
  • 1981-2000 head of the German Center for Crafts and Monument Preservation, Propstei Johannesberg, Fulda
  • Since 1980 numerous teaching assignments, guest lectures and seminars for colleges, technical colleges and universities in Germany and abroad
  • Since 1991 teaching position "building renovation technology" at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt
  • 1993 Award of the Hessian Monument Preservation Prize by the Hessian Ministry for Science and Art
  • 1994 appointment as a member of the Hessian Academy for Research Planning in Rural Areas
  • 1996 Award of the Kant diploma from the University and Kant Society of Kaliningrad / Russia
  • 1997 appointed professor by the Thuringian Minister for Science, Research and Culture
  • Since 1962 numerous study trips and expeditions to the Middle and Far East, especially Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, India and Mongolia, Central Asia, South America, Russia, comparative architectural studies
  • For more than 20 years in the top committees of the ARGE - Arbeitsgemeinschaft Historische Fachwerkstädte e. V. - actively active, for example on the board of directors, on the board of Deutsche Fachwerkstrasse and as chairman of the construction technology working group