Wolfgang Wagener, Senior Advisor
Wolfgang Wagener serves as Senior for Architectural Design & Real Estate Development. He is principal of WOWA WEST and affiliates with The Morley Bros. on development projects throughout Silicon Valley. Wagener’s international experience as architect, corporate real estate executive and thought leader places him in the unique position to combine the creative and innovative insights of design with the pragmatic, systemic, and strategic skills required for the development and management of architecture, real estate, and smart cities.
Prior to WOWA WEST, Wagener joined Foster + Partners as initial California practice lead and Partner for Apple Campus 2 in Silicon Valley. For Cisco at Silicon Valley headquarters, he co-directed the global Smart Cities program as Director of Sustainable Cities. Wagener was also a member of Cisco’s global corporate real estate group in San Jose and Munich. He helped to shape the rapid physical expansion across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa through strategic planning, campus design, workplace effectiveness, and real estate development.
In Berlin, he worked on the transformation of the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin from a vacated cold war reminder of a divided city into a vibrant, unified, and sustainable city center as an architect for Richard Rogers Partnership alongside Renzo Piano Building Workshop for client Daimler-Benz.
Wagener graduated with a PhD in Architecture and Engineering from RWTH Aachen University in Germany. He also obtained an Advanced Management Degree in Real Estate from Harvard University.