Since 1993 the advisory board for architecture, urban design and preservation of monuments has been giving expert opinions on architectural, other building design and monument preservation issues which are of considerable importance for the preservation or further design of Jena's townscape.
The task of the advisory board for architecture, urban design and preservation of historical monuments is to develop recommendations on urban development and building construction projects that have a significant influence on the preservation or design of Jena's cityscape. The recommendations are addressed to the building owners, the administration, the technical committees and the city council. In the architectural advisory board are dealt with at the earliest possible planning stage:
- Individual building projects that are of particular urban design significance due to their location, setting, use, size, or other concerns, as well as.
- Urban planning projects with particular relevance to design.
Where projects requiring planning permission are concerned, consultation should take place before the application for planning permission is made - if this is possible.
The Architectural Advisory Board consists of 9 voting members made up of two architects, two preservationists, one visual artist and four knowledgeable citizens. The Advisory Board is appointed by the City Council for 3-year terms each. Current members (term 2019 to 2021) are:
- Ms. Birgit Althans (nominated by the City Council).
- Mr. Giesbert Bachrodt (nominated by the city council)
- Mr. Falko Bärenwald (nominated by the Association of Visual Artists)
- Mr. Hagen Höllering (nominated by the Chamber of Architects)
- Mr. Dr. Hannes Hubrich (nominated by the Chamber of Architects)
- Dr. Krause (nominated by the State Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments)
- Dr. Löffler (nominated by the State Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments)
- Mr. Frank Otto (nominated by the city council)
- Mr. Frank-Peter Trzebowski (nominated by the city council)
The advisory board usually meets once a month. The meetings are not open to the public. Topics are selected by the city administration, the city council or the members. The organisation and management is the responsibility of the Department for Urban Development and the Environment, Urban Planning Service.