Anne Schmidt, born in Quedlinburg, Germany, received a diploma of engineering in architecture from the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus in 2007. In 2004 she was awarded a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to study at Tulane University in New Orleans. Subsequent to the catastrophic events unfolding in New Orleans in 2005, she co-founded the ongoing mapping and research project Exposing New Orleans with Anthony Fontenot and Jakob Rosenzweig at Princeton University. The results of the project were exhibited at the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) in Rotterdam, at the Project New Orleans exhibition in New Orleans, and at the 10th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice in 2006.
She has worked for several architecture firms including raumlabor berlin and Waggonner & Ball Architects, where she was involved in the development of a master plan for a post-Katrina community in Louisiana.
Following her graduation in 2007 she has been employed as teaching and research assistant for Prof. Philipp Oswalt at the University of Kassel, at the Shrinking Cities project office in Berlin, and presently at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.
Currently, she is working with Prof. Dr. Christian Schmid as research and teaching assistant.