Department of Architecture

  • “I have always wanted to make a positive impact”

    Entrepreneur Artem Kuchukov

    “I have always wanted to make a positive impact”

  • “We had to fly high up to avoid being shot at”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Manfred Schuller

    “We had to fly high up to avoid being shot at”

    As Professor of Building History at TUM, Manfred Schuller directed major large-scale projects. His maxim of carrying out research through field work took the TUM alumnus to many different countries – among them sunny holiday resorts as well as dangerous war zones.

  • “We want to solve one of the biggest environmental problems”

    Entrepreneur Eleonore Eisath

    “We want to solve one of the biggest environmental problems”

    Since 1950 people have produced around 8.3 billion tons of plastic, which now pollute the planet. With plastic-eating organisms, nature offers a solution to the problem. With their help, TUM Alumna Eleonore Eisath intends to start a recycling revolution.

  • “I have an enormous creative drive”

    Eco-Architect Christina Risinger

    “I have an enormous creative drive”

    In her job, as a volunteer or in politics - TUM Alumna Christina Risinger is a woman who puts her convictions into practice. As a student at TUM she realised that her interest in architecture and environmental protection could go hand in hand.

  • “Responsible service was the key to success”

    Architect Werner Grützner

    “Responsible service was the key to success”

    TUM Alumni Werner Grützner is looking back on an accomplished career as a architect. The foundation for this success is having studied at TUM. As a pre-mortem bequest he recently left a part of his study materials to the TUM.Archive.

  • “I am interested in the questions that lie in between the different topics”

    Architect Lavinia Herzog

    “I am interested in the questions that lie in between the different topics”

    Her designs for urban open spaces allow TUM Alumna Lavinia Herzog to roam in the undefined area between nature and art. The love for architecture and design was given to her by her parents, the expertise she acquired at TUM.

  • “Our buildings are medicinal”

    Architects Christine Nickl-Weller and Hans Nickl

    “Our buildings are medicinal”

    The TUM Alumni Christine Nickl-Weller and Hans Nickl are considered revolutionaries of hospital architecture. With a multifunctional research building at the TUM Campus Garching, they have now also created the best conditions for top-level research.

  • “I was so curious about an unknown country”

    Creative Generalist and Traveller Michael Bartels

    “I was so curious about an unknown country”

    As a student and Alumni of TUM, Michael Bartels learnt Japanese, studied and worked in Tokyo. His many years of experience in Japan have had a decisive influence on his life and were an important milestone in his professional career.

  • “I am saving buildings and people”

    Architect Katrin Kredel

    “I am saving buildings and people”

    In her studies TUM Alumna Katrin Kredel learnt how important professional teamwork and friendliness at the workplace are. Today, these competencies are the central formula for success for the freelance consultant and TUM mentor.

  • “Women must communicate clearly”

    Architect Niao Wu

    “Women must communicate clearly”

  • “In the beginning I was a Jack of all trades”

    Curator Helmut Keim

    “In the beginning I was a Jack of all trades”

    In its establishment phase, Helmut Keim, who gained his doctorate in Architecture, took on the management of Upper Bavaria's first central open-air museum. Even though he was entirely self-taught in regard to museological matters, he managed to develop a museum which serves as an example for others.

  • “To me the variety of tasks is fascinating”

    IN MEMORIAM: Architect Andreas Meck

    “To me the variety of tasks is fascinating”

    Andreas Meck was one of Germany's most sought-after architects. His work is versatile and ranges from residential buildings to libraries. He passed away in August 2019 at the age of 59.

  • „Studying at TUM must be great!“

    Four TUM Alumni in one family

    „Studying at TUM must be great!“

    The entire range of TUM: four TUM Alumni in one family, three generations and each one has studied a different subject. Once a year the family gathers around Professor Josef Rampl, who has celebrated his 100th birthday in May 2017.

  • “I have learnt to ask the right questions“

    Conservator Nora Eibisch

    “I have learnt to ask the right questions“

    Standing in front of Mark I, Nora Eibisch had goosebumps. The TUM Alumna is dreaming about restoring this computer from the 1940s. She did her PhD thesis in restoration on Konrad Zuse's Montagestraße SRS 72 at Deutsches Museum.

  • “We must face up to our history”

    TUM Emeritus of Excellence Winfried Nerdinger

    “We must face up to our history”

  • “Living room or balcony? Both!”

    TUM start-up flissade

    “Living room or balcony? Both!”

    In cities like Munich, flats with balconies are popular but expensive. And often there isn’t enough space. Two TUM Alumni have found an award-winning solution. Now they want to use it to transform not just Munich, but large cities around the world.

  • „I would love to experience zero gravity“

    Space Architect Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger

    „I would love to experience zero gravity“

    Her family had initially not planned for Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger to study. Today, the researcher who has earned a Ph.D. from TUM, is specialized in space architecture and has developed an emergency shelter for Mars.