Research & Innovation

The Department of Architecture lists a plenty of ongoing research and development projects. The number of registered doctorates – currently more than 160 – is very high in comparison with other german schools of architecture. In terms of research reputation and performance, the department is one of the leaders in the field of German architectural education. The third-party funding income of the Department of Architecture is among the TOP 5 in Germany in all categories (5.5 million euros total income in 2018).

Research Topics and Projects

  • Digital Methods for the Built Environment (LOC)
  • Conservation and Rebuilding of Architecture (REUSED)
  • Timber Architecture (TUM.wood)
  • Human Centered Design for Technology
  • Digital Construction
  • Robust Optimization in Building Design / Simple Construction
  • Resource-efficient Construction (ZNB)
  • Urban Research
    • Urban Systems (MSE)
    • Living Systems in Cities (ZSK)
    • Urban Governance

Doctoral Studies

Prospective and current doctoral candidates can find all essential information at the Graduate Center of Engineering and Design. more

Career & Perspectives

The TUM School of Engineering and Design promotes young researchers and supports next steps in academic careers – from doctorate to professorship. more

Design Factory

The Design Factory is a hub connecting research, teaching and implementation of architectural and design-based projects at the Department of Architecture. more

BauHow5 Research Alliance

TUM Department of Architecture is part of BauHow5, an alliance of five leading research intensive European universities in Architecture and the Built Environment. more

New European Bauhaus Partnership

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) with its Department of Architecture and its affiliated institute UnternehmerTUM, teamed up for becoming official partners of the New European Bauhaus Initiative (NEB). more

Research cooperations

All departments of the TUM School of Engineering and Design cultivate knowledge and technology transfer, and promote research by engaging in practical activities with regional and global companies. more

Lebenslanges Lernen

The TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning offers a wide range of education programs for executives & professionals, TUM employees and students. more

Open Research 

Up to date publication practice and academic identity management: We want to create and access knowledge free of charge, digitally, systematically, sustainably, self-determined and together. more

Dimensions. Journal of Architectural Knowledge

A newly established peer-reviewed, academic journal in, on and from the discipline of architecture. Established by members of the Department of Architecture in the context of BauHow5. more