DIDZIS JAUNZEMS is one of the most in-demand new generation architects in Latvia. He has studied and gained practical experience in Latvia, Norway and Italy; participated in architectural summer courses and workshops in the Netherlands, Finland, India, China and Switzerland, as well as competitions in Europe. He has gained immeasurable experience at leading international architectural firm OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture), working on nation-wide projects in France, Russia and the Middle East. Didzis Jaunzems was awarded the Annual Latvian Architecture Award in 2012 and again in 2015. As a set and stage designer, he has worked on various cultural events and projects – Grand Music Award ceremonies, the XI Latvian School Youth Song and Dance Celebration opening concert; concerts celebrating Latvia’s independence,The Nature Concerthall series, and many others. Didzis Jaunzems is the set designer for the upcoming dance spectacle Abas malas (Both Sides) in celebration of Latvia’s centenary. The Latvian National Opera’s production of The Rake's Progress is his debut as a set designer for opera.