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Prof. AA Dipl. (Hons.) Achim Menges

Principal investigator in A08 & B02

Prof. AA Dipl. (Hons.) Achim Menges
Universität Stuttgart
Institut für Computerbasiertes Entwerfen
Keplerstraße 11
D-70174 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 (0) 711 685-81919



1996 – 2002 Diploma with Honours / RIBA, Architecture, AA School of Architecture London, Pre-Diploma, Technical University of Darmstadt

Scientific degrees

Work experience

2009 – current Visiting Professor, GSD Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

2009 – current Achim Menges Architect BDA, Frankfurt, Chartered Architect, Chamber of Architecture Hessen

2008 – current Professor/Institute Director (W3 mit Leitungs funktion) at the University of Stuttgart

2009 – 2011 Visiting Professor, AA Graduate School, Architectural Association, London, UK

2005 – 2008 Professor (W2) an der Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach

2004 – 2009 Partner, OCEAN NORTH, London, Frankfurt

2003 – 2006 Unit Master, AA Diploma School, Architectural Association, London, UK

2002 – 2009 Studio Master, AA Graduate School, Architectural Association, London, UK


Member of the Board of Directors: Competence Network Biomimetics Baden-Württemberg

Member of the Board of Directors: Digital Fabrication Alliance

Member of the VDI-Arbeitskreis ›VDI Richtlinie 6226: Bionik – Architektur, Industriedesign und Ingenieurbau‹

Member of the Arbeitskreis Architekturinformatik

Member of the Scientific Committees: IJAC International Journal of Architrectural Computing, Architectural Design Journal, CAD Journal, TECHNE Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, ACADIA Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, AAG Advances in Architectural Geometry, ALGODE Algorithmic Design, FABRICATE Digital Fabrication in Architecture

Scientific Reviewer for: SNF Swiss National Fond, ISF Israel. Science Foundation, AVNUR Italian Ministry of Education and Research, FCT Portuguese. Foundation for Science and Technology

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