Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Rudolph

Academy of Art and Design, Department of Architecture / Transsolar KlimaEngineering, Germany

Matthias Rudolph studied mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart and at Northwestern University in Chicago. Since 2000 he is working for the company ‘Transsolar KlimaEngineering’ based in Stuttgart, Munich and New York. In 2010/2011, he was Deputy Director of the New York office. Since autumn 2011 he is back resident in Stuttgart and in 2012 he accepted the call as a professor of building technology at the Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart. Since 2017 he is a member of executive board of the DGNB (German council for sustainable building).

Integral building technology and energy efficiency in buildings are his expertise. His work is characterized by cooperation with architects worldwide. One of the results of this collaboration is the development of innovative energy and climate concepts for buildings and neighborhoods with the focus on achieving the highest level of comfort for users with the least possible impact on the environment by integrating local constraints.

Matthias Rudolph has participated in numerous internationally acclaimed projects such as the passively cooled French School in Damascus, the Bad Aibling Spa, the technically challenging Harvard Science Allston complex in Cambridge, the temporary PS1 Moma installation in New York 2012, and the urban development project Marina in Casablanca in Morocco. In addition, he taught as a guest lecturer at various universities in Europe and the USA. From 2008 to 2010 he taught at the University of Darmstadt and in 2011 on the subject of ‘Climate Engineering’ at Harvard University in Cambridge.