(ffm) For the first time, a woman is now responsible for construction work on the cathedral and the other donation churches in Frankfurt: Head of Construction Jan Schneider and Michael Simon, Head of the Office for Construction and Real Estate, introduced Julia Lienemeyer as the new master builder of the cathedral. In this function she succeeds Robert Sommer, who is retiring in autumn. Schneider was delighted to have gained an experienced specialist for this important position: „Churches and monuments play a very special role in Frankfurt. I am looking forward to working with Dr. Lienemeyer and I am sure that she will be able to explain the progress of the renovation work on the cathedral to me more frequently. 51-year-old Julia Lienemeyer was born in Frankfurt and studied architecture in Berlin. She wrote her doctoral thesis on urban development and architecture in Czernowitz, now in Ukraine. She has been working for the City of Frankfurt for ten years and has been involved with important buildings such as the Alte Oper and the Bolongaropalast in Höchst. Since last year she has already been in charge of the renovation work on the cathedral. In future, she will be responsible for all eight listed donation churches in downtown Frankfurt, which the city of Frankfurt is obliged to maintain.
„I am very much looking forward to the new task“, says the architect. “For me it is a recognition of my previous work for the city of Frankfurt in the field of listed buildings, which I would like to continue in the future just as committed and motivated.“