Research at the professorship can be divided into three main areas: Interaction of geometry and force, computer-aided structural design and structural engineering-based planning and manufacturing methods.

Based on a differentiated knowledge of the geometry and mechanical behaviour of structures, new approaches are developed that enable the construction of resource-saving and efficient buildings. Graphical and parametric analysis and design methods are of particular relevance here.

Research in the field of computer-aided structural design focuses on the development and application of new methods and tools at the interface between architecture and civil engineering. A particular focus is placed on digital form-finding and machine learning methods.

New constructions and material systems are researched and developed on the basis of a sound knowledge of historical buildings and their manufacturing techniques. The experimental construction of prototypes using additive and robotic manufacturing plays a key role in validating the structures in terms of environmental impact, structural performance, constructive feasibility and architectural potential.