Dr Pottgiesser Uta

University of Antwerp, Faculty of Design Sciences, Belgium

Uta Pottgiesser is Professor of Interior Architecture at the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Urban Planning (ARIAS) since 2017. From 2004-2016 she has been Chair of Building Construction and Materials at Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture at Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences (HS OWL), Germany.
From 2006-2011 she served as Vice-President for Research, Development, and Internationalisation of HS OWL and from 2012-2016 as Dean of the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture. As Vice-President, she was implementing the strategies of research and internationalization. As Dean she was responsible for the reaccreditation of all 10 programs and for establishing the new interdisciplinary and English speaking programs ”Master of Integrated Architectural Design (MIAD)” and ”Master of Integrated Design (MID)” focussing the facade and computational design. These programs prepare to deal with the needs of the architectural profession related to interdisciplinarity in a globalized world.
After obtaining her Diploma in Architecture at TU Berlin (Germany) in 1991 she worked as an architect with a focus on office and administration buildings. From 1998-2004 she was Research Assistant and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at TU Dresden (Germany) where she earned her Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) on “Multilayered Glass Constructions: Energy and Construction” in 2002. She is a member of the Berlin Chamber of Architects.
This experience gives her a multidisciplinary background in architecture, civil engineering, and interior architecture. Her work and research on building construction, interior, and facade design have also led her to deal with research in the field of creative problem solving and product innovation to improve human well-being in spatial contexts. She has been teaching and lecturing in many international conferences and universities in Europe, North and South America and Asia and is a co-founder of the European Facade Network (efn), member of Docomomo Germany and International. Since 2016 she is Chair of the Docomomo International Scientific Committee Technology (ISC-T).