Eric Mansfield

Democracy Building: The Reichstag Post-1991

Eric studied Mechanical Engineering and German at Duke and his Berlin Project focused on the rebirth of the Reichstag Building in the 1990s and how the 3 architects (Foster, Calatrava, & De Brujin) proposed to transform the Reichstag into a symbol of a modern, unified, & democratic Germany.

He worked with Dr. Christophe Fricker and used interviews with journalists, politicians, architects, and Reichstag employees to conduct his research. This project later served as a springboard for an independent study on political architecture in Berlin.