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History

All you need to know about the development of the TUD’s Lichtwiese Campus and the history of architectural education in Darmstadt can be found here along with a gallery of all of the Faculty’s professors of architecture from 1841 to the present day.

The Department of the History and Theory of Architecture (GTA) is responsible for the historical aspects covered on the Faculty website. The architectural history of the university and architectural education as perceived by the changing generations of teachers of architecture both constitute important research topics for this department.

Numerous seminars and exhibition projects have already been organised on these topics: e.g. Die Unversität als Freilichtmuseum (The University as Open-Air Museum), Darmstädter Hochschulbauten im Wandel der Zeit (The Changing Face of Darmstadt University Buildings over the Years) (seminar and documentation), biographical project seminars on Darmstadt professors of architecture, exhibitions on Karl Roth and Karl Hofmann and internet presentations on biographical topics.