From historical foundations through to building technology

Subject group A Historical Foundations comprises the subjects “History of Architecture and Art”, “Classical Archaeology”, “History and Theory of Architecture” and, since 2019, “Architectural Theory and Science”. The tradition of art history at the TU Darmstadt dates back to 1869. In 1971, an additional professorship in Classical Archaeology was established, and in 1998, the former Department of Architectural History became the Department of History and Theory of Architecture.

Classical Archaeology
Prof. Dr. Franziska Lang

Digital Building Research and Archaeological Studies
Prof. Dr. Clemens Brünenberg

History of Architecture and Art History
Prof. Dr. Christiane Salge

Architectural Theory and Science
Acting Head of the Group: Prof. Dr. Christiane Salge

Medieval Image and Cultural Studies
Prof.'in Dr. Lisa Horstmann

History and the theory of architecture
Acting Head of the Group: Prof. Dr. Christiane Salge

Department B Design and Art offers a broad spectrum in teaching and research that combines traditional artistic and computer-based media and methods in design and representation.

Digital Design
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Oliver Tessmann

Sculptural Design
Prof. Ariel Auslender

Visual Arts
Prof. Katharina Immekus

Drawing – Painting – Graphics

The subject areas of Division C deal with topics of building construction. Without the development of constructive details, the realisation of designs would not be possible.

Construction and Experimental Design
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Lorch

Design and Building Construction
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. M.Arch. Felix Waechter

Design and Industrial Methods of Building Construction
Prof. i.V.Dipl.-Ing. Martin Baur

The subject areas of subject group D are also intensively dedicated to design theory. Thematically, these disciplines form bridges to the subject group urban planning, as they are just as dedicated to building and open space typology in research and teaching as the disciplines active at other scale levels in areas of urban and regional planning.

Architectural Design and Building Typologies
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Elke Reichel

Architectural and Spatial Design
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. ETH Johanna Meyer-Grohbrügge

Design and Housing
Prof. i.V. Dipl.-Ing. Audrey Shimomura

The subject group E has existed since 1971, the beginnings of the Darmstadt Model. Since then, architectural education in Darmstadt has been understood as a unity of structural and urban planning. It is the largest of the six subject groups and includes a broad spectrum of subjects from urban planning, urban development, urban design and open space planning, whereby the unifying task is considered to be the renewal of cities and regions in the careful handling of existing buildings.

Design and Urban Planning
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll

Design and Urban Development
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annette Rudolph-Cleff

Design and Urban Construction
Prof. i.V. Torsten Becker

Design and Landscape Architecture
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Dettmar

International Cooperation in Urban Development – Mundus Urbano
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annette Rudolph-Cleff

In research and teaching, the subject areas of Division F deal with the relationship between the natural habitat and the built environment as a result of integrative architectural design. The Department of Design and Sustainable Construction, founded in 2013 as part of a Goldbeck Endowed Professorship, is the successor to the Department of Design and Energy-Efficient Construction (2001-2014).

Design and Building Technology
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. M. Arch. Anett-Maud Joppien

Design and Sustainable Building
Prof. Christoph Kuhn

Structural Design and Building Physics
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Tichelmann