Mirko Radke was born in Düsseldorf in 1965 and grew up in Gruiten in the Bergisches Land. After completing his high school diploma at the Haaner Gymnasium, he studied architecture at the Fachhochschule Düsseldorf. In 1994 he graduated with a diploma and a distinction from the German Architects Foundation. His professional career began in the architects’ office, Prof. B. von Chamier and F. Molina, where he was employed from 1994-96. Subsequently, he was involved in the planning of the new check-in hall and the IC-remote station at Düsseldorf Airport from 1996-98. Between 1996 and 2003 he had a teaching assignment at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences. Mirko Radke has been an independent architect in Düsseldorf since 1998 and works closely with the company “Albert Sevinc Planen und Bauen GmbH”.