Current professors

Henri Bava

Professorship Landscape Architecture

Henri Bava, was born in Tunis in 1957. He completed several courses of study, most recently landscape architecture in Versailles. In 1986, he founded his first landscape architecture office in Paris, became a state advisor in France and chairman of the French Chamber of Architects for landscape architecture. Since 1998, Henri Bava has been a professor at KIT, Department of Urban Design. In 2001 he opened the office Agence Ter in Karlsruhe. Bava is a member of, among others, the Academy of Arts Berlin, a jury member of the IBA Basel and was a visiting professor at Harvard. Bava has received numerous awards for his work, most recently the prize of the "Fondation de l'académie d'architecture" (Paris) for his complete works and an "Exemplary Building" award from the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects for the Schlossplatz Karlsruhe. In addition, there are numerous exhibitions and professional publications worldwide.

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Prof. i.V. Ir. Bart Lootsma

Substitute Professorship Theory of Architecture

Bart Lootsma is a historian, theorist, critic and curator in the fields of architecture, design and visual arts. He was professor of architectural theory at the University of Innsbruck and visiting professor at several other universities. Bart Lootsma published numerous articles and was editor of several international journals. His books include "Media and Architecture" (1997), "SuperDutch" (2000), "Reality Bytes, Selected Essays 1995-2015" (2015), Italian Collage (2020). Bart Lootsma lectures all over the world. He curated, among others, ArchiLab 2004 in Orléans, the Montenegrin pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2016 and Radical Austria, Everything is Architecture, for the Design Museum Den Bosch in 2021. He is a member of the advisory board of the IBA 2022 New Social Housing in Vienna and a board member of Europan Austria.
Bart Lootsma founded the Department of Architectural Theory at the University of Innsbruck, architecturaltheory.eu, which he directed from 2006 to 2022.

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Stephen Craig

Professorship for Fine Arts

Stephen Craig, born in 1960 in Larne, Northern Ireland, studied at Sidney College of the Arts in Australia (BA), worked as an assistant to the politically motivated conceptual artist and sculptor Olaf Metzel in Berlin. After guest studies at the Kunstschule Hamburg and a scholarship at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (MA), Craig became Professor of Fine Arts at the Department of Architecture at KIT.
His artistic focus is diverse and multi-media oriented, ranging from drawing and graphics to photography, film, painting, sculpture, spatial installations, architectural design, and urban spatial design.
"My main question is always how to best combine my artistic practices with my research activities. These goals are inextricably linked to a continuous effort to analyze and address what I consider to be the most important social and politically relevant global issues and phenomena of the present."

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Stephen Craigarch.kit.edu

Moritz Dörstelmann

Professorship of Digital Design and Fabrication

Moritz Dörstelmann studied at RWTH Aachen University and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. From 2011 to 2017, as a research associate at the Institute for Computer-Based Design and Construction (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart, he developed digital design and manufacturing methods using full-scale research buildings at the interface of research and teaching.
From 2017, he continued researching digital building technologies at 1:1 scale as a visiting professor for "Emerging Technologies" at the TU Munich.
With the foundation of FibR GmbH, Moritz Dörstelmann has been enabling the technology transfer of his research results into construction practice since 2017. With its robotic manufacturing systems and computer-based design tools, FibR GmbH realizes novel fiber composite lightweight structures for load-bearing structures, facades and interior fittings.

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Moritz Dörstelmannarch.kit.edu

Dr. Barbara Engel

Professorship of International Urban Design

Barbara Engel studied architecture at the TH Darmstadt and was then a research assistant at the BTU Cottbus.In 1998 she founded an architectural practice and in the following years had various research and teaching stays in Russia. After receiving her doctorate in 2004, she accepted a lectureship in urban design at the TU Dresden and was a visiting professor at Kent State University in Ohio in 2007. From 2008, she held a senior position at the Dresden Urban Planning Office before becoming Professor of International Urban Planning and Design at KIT in 2013. Her research interests include urban development in Russia, keyword "(post-) socialist urbanism" and metropolitan areas in the MENA region. Barbara Engel is a member of the German Academy of Urban and Regional Planning (DASL) and is involved in various committees for building culture, such as the expert jury for national projects of the Städteaus and the advisory board for building culture of the state of Baden Württemberg.

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Barbara Engelarch.kit.edu

Marc Frohn

Professorship of Architectural Space and Design

Marc Frohn has been a professor at KIT in Karlsruhe (Chair of Space & Design) since 2014. Previously, he taught and researched as a research associate at RWTH Aachen University, the Royal College in London, and as a visiting professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles. His work at KIT focuses on the development of an online archive with three-dimensional navigable model photos and drawings of architectural references (www.architecturalreferences.online) and the examination of "spaces of value creation". Here he is concerned, among other things, with questions of the future of work and its spatial implications. Marc Frohn was co-curator and co-creator of the exhibition "Thinking in Models" at the ZKM as well as designer of the exhibition "Sleeping Beauty - Reinventing Frei Otto's Multihalle" in the context of the Venice Architecture Biennale.

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Marc Frohnarch.kit.edu

Simon Hartmann

Professorship of Architectural Design

Simon Hartmann was born in Bern in 1974 and grew up in Basel. After graduating from the Humanistisches Gymnasium, he studied at the EPF Lausanne, the ETH Zurich and the TU Berlin. From 2002 to 2007, he gained his first teaching experience as an assistant at ETH Studio Basel. From 2009 to 2017, Hartmann was a lecturer in design at the HTA Fribourg. At irregular intervals, he taught as a visiting professor of design at UIBK Innsbruck (2011), KIT Karlsruhe (2014), American College University Skopje (2017), Yale School of Architecture (2018), and Harvard GSD (2018 to 2020). In 2003, Simon Hartmann founded the office HHF Architekten with Tilo Herlach and Simon Frommenwiler. Together with between 15 and 25 employees, the three partners have been planning and realizing projects worldwide to this day in a wide variety of scales and uses, which have won numerous awards. These include "Baby Dragon", a pavilion for children in the Jinhua Architecture Park, China, the "Lichtstrasse" in Basel or the "Ruta del Peregrino" lookout point in Mexico.

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Simon Hartmannarch.kit.edu

Dirk Hebel

Professorship of Sustainable Construction

Dirk Hebel, born in 1971, has been Professor of Sustainable Construction at the KIT Department of Architecture since 2017. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Architecture and Building Design at ETH Zurich and Head of Research for Alternative Building Materials at the Future City Laboratory Singapore, a research project of ETH with the National Research Foundation Singapore.
From 2009 to 2012, he was Scientific Director of the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and Urban Development. In 2008, he taught as a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and as a visiting professor at Syracuse University, USA. From 2002 to 2009, he taught at the chair of Marc Angèlil at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich.
His research focuses on the study of resource cycles, the development of alternative building materials and construction methods and their application.
The aim is to establish and prove new fields of possibilities: an important prerequisite to establish new frameworks for the building industry.

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Dr. Inge Hinterwaldner

Professorship of History of Art

Inge Hinterwaldner studied art history, archaeology and history in Innsbruck from 1995-2000 and received her PhD on interactive computer simulations in Basel in 2009. She taught as a research assistant at the Universities of Basel, Bern, Lucerne, Lüneburg and at the HGK Basel. She was a postdoctoral fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation at Duke University in Durham and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge MA in 2014-2016. In 2016-2018, she worked as Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Image History at Humboldt University in Berlin. Since October 2018, she is Professor of Art History at the Institute of Art and Architectural History at KIT. Her focus is on media art. She is fascinated by subversive and crafty projects in digital domains or hybrid (alternating digital-analog) practices. One of the focal points of her work is contemporary art production and design and the interconnections between the arts and the sciences.

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Inge Hinterwaldnerarch.kit.edu

Christian Inderbitzin

Professorship of City and Housing

Christian Inderbitzin, born 1977 in Zurich, studied architecture at the ETH Zurich. While working as a scientist at various institutes, he founded the office Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin Architekten in Zurich(http://www.emi-architekten.ch). The office's projects have been widely published, awarded and exhibited. Inderbitzin has held teaching positions at TU Graz, EPF Lausanne, ETH Zurich and TU Munich. In 2019, he was awarded the Swiss Art Award.
Our cities will change radically in the immediate future under the conditions of the "energy transition" and climate change. These circumstances also affect housing and make research into new forms of living, floor plans and building types indispensable. We do not distinguish between urban design and architecture - every architecture changes the urban space and vice versa, every urban design must be designed according to spatial-architectural criteria.

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Christian Inderbitzinarch.kit.edu

Dr. Oliver Jehle

Professorship of History of Art

Oliver Jehle studied literature, philosophy, and art history in Freiburg and Basel, London, and Frankfurt. He worked at various universities before being appointed to the chair of art history at KIT in 2016. His fields of work include, among others, the hermeneutics and knowledge history of artifacts, the image cultures of the early modern period, and questions about an environmental history of the arts. In teaching, Jehle places particular emphasis on research-oriented practical seminars, since art and art history are increasingly taking place in spaces that call for participation in the context of networking and digitization: Art history and its lively mediation must have an effect on society; and so Jehle invites international conferences and workshops to the department. He is a member of the board of the Friends of the Staatliche Kunsthalle and deputy chairman of the Friends of Art History at KIT, thus giving art history an audible voice within Karlsruhe's urban society.

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Oliver Jehlearch.kit.edu

Dr. Caroline Karmann

Professorship Architecture and Intelligent Living

Caroline Karmann received her PhD in Architecture from UC Berkeley (USA) in 2017 and a double Master's degree in Architecture and Energy Engineering from INSA Strasbourg (FR) in 2008. Between 2008 and 2012, she worked as a consultant in sustainable building and daylighting at Transsolar in Stuttgart. She complemented this practical experience by working as a Research Fellow at Arup in London (UK) for a year in 2017, before returning to academia as a postdoctoral researcher at EPF Lausanne (CH). She taught sustainability in buildings, including daylighting, thermal comfort, and energy use, both at UC Berkeley as a teaching assistant and at EPF Lausanne as a lecturer.
Her research interests include indoor environmental quality (human comfort), visual comfort (including glare impairment and visual preferences related to outdoor views), thermal and acoustic comfort, energy optimization, and universal design.

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Andrea Klinge

Professorship Construction and Design

Andrea Klinge studied architecture at the TU Berlin and specialized in sustainable building at the London Metropolitan University. Andrea Klinge worked in various architectural offices in London, Rome and Berlin. Since 2013 she has been working for ZRS Architects, where she established the research department and implemented several major EU and national research projects. Her research focus is on circular, low tech construction as well as the use of natural building materials (clay, wood, natural fibers) to improve indoor air quality in buildings.
Since 2018, as a member of the supervisory board of TRNSFRM eG, she has accompanied the construction projects on the Rollberg Areal in Berlin Neukölln, with the goal of implementing circular, social as well as sustainable projects there. Since 2021 she supports the DGNB advisory board life cycle and circular building. From 2021-2023 she was part of the WG leadership for the Circular Economy Roadmap Buildings and Communities of DIN. In 2021 she was appointed as Professor for Circular Construction at the fhnw in Basel at the Institute Sustainability and Energy in Construction. She was appointed to the BDA in 2023 and has held the professorship of Construction and Design since March 2023.

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Dr. Riccardo La Magna

Professorship of Design of Structure

Riccardo La Magna is a civil engineer active in both research and practice. He received his doctorate summa cum laude from the Institute for Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart. His dissertation focused on flexurally active structures, in particular the geometry and mechanics of shells and plates and their numerical simulation. He worked as a senior structural engineer and project manager at the engineering firm str.ucture GmbH and held visiting professorships at the chairs of structural engineering at UdK and TU Berlin. Since 2020, he has been a Senior Associate at Jan Knippers Ingenieure, where he is involved in the development and project management of high-tech projects using innovative materials and advanced manufacturing techniques. His research focuses on simulation technology, innovative structural systems and new materials for civil engineering.

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Dr. Joaquín Medina Warmburg

Professorship of History of Building and Architecture

Joaquín Medina Warmburg, born in Cádiz in 1970, studied architecture at ETSA Seville and RWTH Aachen, where he received his doctorate in 2003. After assisting in Aachen and Wuppertal, he was appointed junior professor of architectural history at the TU Kaiserslautern in 2005. From 2011 to 2015, he directed the DAAD Walter Gropius Chair at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires. He has also taught and researched in various European and American universities, such as Princeton and Pamplona. Since 2019, he has been a professor of building and architectural history at KIT.
Questioning buildings and cities from the present in terms of their emergence and change creates the basis for contemporary architectures that claim to do justice to the evolved complexity of the present. His focus is on the study of modernism in the 19th and 20th centuries in the sense of an environmental history of architecture.

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Meinrad Morger

Professorship of Building Design

Meinrad Morger, born in 1957, grew up in St. Gallen. After an apprenticeship as a structural draftsman and architectural studies at the HTL Winterthur and the ETH Zurich, he was an assistant at the ETH. In 1988 he founded the internationally successful architecture firm http://www.morgerpartner.ch. In 1992 he was awarded the Swiss Federal Art Scholarship. After guest lectureships at EPF Lausanne and ETH Zurich, Morger held a professorship at FH Zentralschweiz, later at RWTH Aachen and TU Darmstadt. Since 2017, he has been a full professor at KIT. In addition, Morger is involved as a member of the board of directors at Theater Basel and president of the foundation board at the Swiss Museum of Architecture. His credo for teaching: "I take care to influence students never to imitate my personal architectural language, but rather to encourage them to reflect on the fundamental, on the essence of architecture in their work, in order to acquire their own attitude over time."

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Markus Neppl

Professorship Urban Neighborhood Planning

Markus Neppl, born in 1962, studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen. In 1990, he and three colleagues founded ASTOC Architects and Planners in Cologne. After teaching positions in Bochum in 1997 and Cologne in 1998, he was appointed professor of urban planning and design at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in 1999. Since 2003 he has been teaching urban district planning and design at KIT. Markus Neppl was both dean and dean of studies of the department. Since 2007, the professorship has been co-organizer of the international doctoral college IDK1-3. In addition, he holds various memberships, such as the expert advisory board World Cultural Heritage Upper Middle Rhine and the expert advisory board Urban Quarters of the DGNB. He is also a member of the Convention of the Federal Foundation for Building Culture in Berlin.
His work focuses on the design process of urban and suburban neighborhoods in different scales and contexts. In his team, architects, landscape architects, sociologists and spatial planners work with students on real-life tasks and implementation-oriented research projects.

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Dr. Riklef Rambow

Professorship of Communication of Architecture

Riklef Rambow, born in 1964, studied psychology in Bielefeld and New Orleans/Louisiana. He then worked in the field of educational psychology at the universities of Frankfurt/Main and Münster/Westphalia. He received his doctorate in Frankfurt in 1999. From 2001 he worked at the Chair of Theory of Architecture at the BTU Cottbus, where he designed and directed the Master's program in Architectural Mediation from 2005. Since 2009, he has been researching and teaching at KIT, the first five years of which as Wüstenrot Foundation Professor. The profile of the Chair of Architectural Communication is unique in Germany. It combines empirical-psychological basic research with architectural-theoretical reflection and transfers the insights gained into application-oriented and innovative concepts of public engagement with architecture and urban planning. In addition to his work at KIT, Rambow heads the consulting office PSY:PLAN in Berlin and supports associations, initiatives, and institutions in all questions of architectural communication.

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Dr. Petra von Both

Professorship of Building Lifecycle Management
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Andreas Wagner

Professorship of Building Science

Andreas Wagner, born in 1959, studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe before spending eight years doing research in the field of solar thermal energy at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg. Since 1995, he has been a full professor of building physics and technical building equipment at KIT. In addition to research-oriented teaching, his scientific work focuses on monitoring and analyzing the energy performance of buildings, on solar-based integrated building and energy concepts, and on comfort and user behavior in the workplace.
Andreas Wagner has a large number of research projects to his credit. He has supervised more than 45 PhD theses and is (co-)author of more than 150 publications and five scientific books. He was twice Dean of the KIT Faculty of Architecture and is currently Vice Dean for Research. He is also a member of various editorial boards of journals and committees. In addition, he has been a visiting scholar at various universities abroad on several occasions.

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Dr. Rosemarie Wagner

Professorship of Building Technology

Rosemarie Wagner studied civil engineering and structural engineering at the University of Stuttgart, later she was head of development of pneumatic constructions at FESTO in Esslingen and professor of structural engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. Since 2010, she has been researching and teaching at KIT. The goals of her research are to deal with interfaces such as "architecture and construction technology" or "craftsmanship and digital production", "experimentation and simulation". In teaching, the differentiated handling of information platforms is to be taught in order to learn to distinguish between knowledge, information, opinion, and advertising. Among other things, Rosemarie Wagner is currently working on the question of how traditional building materials can be adapted to the requirements of construction using today's digital tools. Dialog with off-campus builders is important to her, and she also wants the results of her research to receive broad media coverage.

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Ludwig Wappner

Professorship of Building Construction

Ludwig Wappner, born in 1957, studied architecture at the Technical University of Munich, then worked as an architect, then as a research assistant at the Technical University of Munich, and in 1993 was a founding partner of the internationally active architectural firm Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten in Munich. His multi-layered and context-related works have been published and awarded several times. In addition to guest professorships in Stuttgart and Beijing, he has been teaching and researching as Professor of Building Construction and Design at KIT since 2010. He has been contributing his knowledge and skills for years as an expert and chairman in various urban design advisory boards, competition juries, foundations and as a speaker and discussion partner, comprehensively and relevant to society. The professorship teaches and researches with openness and mutual appreciation in a fundamental, innovative and forward-looking way. In addition to imparting knowledge and competence, it is essential to listen to the students in dialogue and to support them in a targeted manner. Because the best in architectural studies should come from the students themselves.

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Ludwig Wappnerarch.kit.edu