TUM Department of Architecture

Starting from the core activity of designing, at the Department of Architecture (ARC) we synthesize, contextualize and design complex spatial solutions. We develop strategies for the transformation of our built environment. Our vision is to successfully integrate design practice into research. more


Research |

New study warns against major climate change vulnerabilities in North African Ports Cities

A recently published study, jointly prepared by Essam Heggy, NASA expert and research scientist at the University of…

Research, International, Award |

Praemium Imperiale 2023 awarded to Francis Kéré

The Japan Art Association honors architect and TUM Professor Diébédo Francis Kéré for his life's work with the Praemium…

Doctoral Studies, Media Coverage |

Susanne Brunner über Patina und alterndes Acrylglas in der "werk, bauen + wohnen"

Susanne Brunner promoviert an der Professur für Neuere Baudenkmalpflege zum Erhalt von Kunststoffen und modernen…

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The profile of the Department with its almost 200 scientists at 28 professorships covers an exceptionally broad spectrum of topics. Our tuition is research oriented and the core practice is architectural design, which serves as a common basis for all teaching and research activities. more

Research Topics

The Department of Architecture lists a broad variety of ongoing research and development projects. We inquire the contemporary challenges of globalization and individualism, cultural transformation as well as climate change. Furthermore, “Research by Design” is being developed as a special expertise. more


Our core objective is the enhancement of equality and parity on all levels. We are aiming for a fair, respectful, diverse, and inclusive work- and research environment at the TUM Department of Architecture. more

Architekturmuseum der TUM

Due to its unique status as Germany's only university institution with archives and exhibition rooms, the Architekturmuseum der TUM unites collections, tuition and research. Since 2002 rotating exhibitions are shown in the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich’s Kunstareal. more

Degree Programs

All information on our Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism as well as on the manifold study opportunities in Science and Engineering at the TUM School of Engineering and Design. more

Partner Univerisities

The department offers a year abroad as an integrated part of our education. This approach is unique among architecture schools in Europe. During the last years we have expanded our partnerships with foreign universities to currently 90 universities in 39 countries across the globe. more