Research

Research proposals and presentations at conferences include:

  • „An approach to apply MAPLE/D and BPE to laboratory buildings“ presented at 21st International Association for People-Environment Studies (IAPS) conference, Leipzig, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research/IBPE Symposium (2010)
  • „Tendering and and Contracting CAFM-Services (GEFMA 440) for a Laboratory Complex by the example of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute (PEI)“ presented at the Facility Management Congress Frankfurt (2008)
  • „Facility Management Concept from the users‘ perspective for a High-Security Laboratory Complex by the example of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute (PEI)“ presented at the Facility Management Congress Frankfurt (2007)
  • „Green Laboratory Design. Methodology for the Overall Modernization Concept for the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute (PEI) – an Approach to Extraordinary Complex Planning Processes in the Field of Green High-Security Laboratories and Research Buildings“ abstract accepted for the Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA 38) in Sacramento, California, USA (2007)
  • „Evaluation models and ‘MAPLE/D’ – a meta-method to support architectural planning AND design of complex buildings“ presented the Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA 37) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2006)
  • „Hospital Design Performance Evaluation“, 4th World Congress on Design and Health , Frankfurt, Germany (2005)
  • „Evaluation Models and MAPLE/D – a Meta-Method to Support Architectural Planning and Design of Complex Buildings“, IBPE Symposium at EDRA 36: Design for Diversity, Vancouver, Canada (2004)
  • „Planning and Design Methods in Architecture“, Dresden University of Technology, with the German Research Foundation (2002)
  • „MAPLE/D: A Systematic Method for the Architect of the Future“, A New Process Model for Architectural Planning and Design, presented at Brunel University, UK (2002)
  • „Value through Design Control“, Reading University, UK (2001)
  • „Planning and Design Methods in Architecture“, an international research project at Dresden University of Technology, funded by the German Research Foundation: 5 research visits worldwide, and 4 conferences (2000 – 2002)
  • Theoretical and applied research in architectural design of community and healthcare facilities at Dresden University of Technology (1997 – 2002)

Research interests:

  • Planning and design methods in architecture, town planning, product design, engineering
  • Multidisciplinary focus on problem solving and decision making, communication and co-operation, human issues, ergonomics
  • Strategic planning, programming, design, and evaluation of complex and large facilities/for complex and large organizations, such as community, healthcare, and educational facilities, as well as hotels, including workspace issues
  • Facility and building performance evaluation and post-occupancy evaluation
  • Facility performance management
  • Flexible and adaptable environments, including life-time, single family housing
  • Universally designed and safe environments and interiors, design for all, inclusive design
  • Project management, organization, scheduling and financial impacts
  • Knowledge-based information system for planning, programming, design, and evaluation
  • Discussion of the architects‘ job profile and contribution to the curriculum development
  • Networking with architectural researchers on a global basis

Memberships and Honorary Service in Societies/Committees include: