Katja Rinderspacher is a doctoral candidate and tutor at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction and a registered architect in Germany. She holds a Masters of Architecture degree with honors from Pratt Institute, New York and a diploma-engineering degree from Fachhochschule Mainz, Germany.
She received various scholarships for her academic work (e.g. Fulbright Scholarship, DAAD) and has currently been awarded a Landesgraduierten-Scholarship for her doctoral thesis.
Prior to joining the ICD, Katja gained professional experience as an architect and project manager in offices in New York, Switzerland and Germany, including Studio Daniel Libeskind, where she was involved in the design and development of architectural concepts and the construction and realization of projects all over the world.
Her research interests include the integration of erosion-based processes into the computational design and digital fabrication and construction of complex architectural structures.


ITECH MSc Program Coordinator

Fabricating Erosion-Based Processes


Fabricating Erosion-Based Processes
Hygroskin – Meteorosensitive Pavilion


Krieg, O., Christian, Z., Correa, D., Menges, A., Reichert, S., Rinderspacher, K., Schwinn, T.: 2014, HygroSkin: Meteorosensitive Pavilion, in Gramazio, F., Kohler, M., Langenberg, S. (eds.), Fabricate: Negotiating Design and Making, Zürich, pp. 272-279. (ISBN 978-3-85676-331-2)

Correa, D., Krieg, O., Menges, A., Reichert, S., Rinderspacher, K.: 2013, HygroSkin: A prototype project for the development of a constructional and climate responsive architectural system based on the elastic and hygroscopic properties of wood, in Beesley, P., Del Barrio, A., Khan, O., Stacey, M., van Overbeeke, E. (eds.), Proceedings of the 33nd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) – Adaptive Architecture, Waterloo, pp. 33-42. (ISBN 978-1-926724-22-5)