The Institute for Computational Design and Construction in the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Stuttgart invites applications for the following open position:


The candidates should be qualified to offer university level instruction and to conduct research in the field of computational design and construction in architecture. The specific responsibilities of the vacant position include:

  • leading a new research project on shape-changing material systems that are 3D printed from bio-based materials in collaboration with the Institute for Plastics Engineering.
  • teaching master-level design studios and seminars in topics related to the research
  • participating in the further development of the institute’s laboratories

Candidates are expected to have an architectural or advanced technical degree, strong experience with digital fabrication/3D printing and strong programming/scripting skills. Excellent English language skills are required. German language skills are advantageous. A high level of commitment and dedication is expected for this position.


The expected start date of the position is 1st of March 2018. Upon agreement a later start date may be possible. Applications including CV, statement of interest, list of computational skills with proficiency indication and portfolio/work samples should be submitted as one PDF-file (maximum file size strictly 10MB) to:

The application deadline is 15th of January 2018

The Institute for Computational Design’s teaching and research is inquiry-oriented, experiment-based and multidisciplinary, with a particular focus on the development of generative computational design and robotic fabrication processes in architecture. The ICD offers the opportunity to work with one of the leading teams for computational design research and robotic fabrication. The institute has established a large network of both industry partners and academic experts in fields ranging from structural and mechanical engineering, manufacturing and robotics to biomimetics and biology. Prof. Achim Menges is internationally renowned for his computational design work and research. Despite its relative youth, the ICD has already built an internationally recognized track-record of publications and prototype buildings, attracting world class research associates and doctoral candidates.

Situated within the heartland of technological innovation in Germany, the University of Stuttgart is recognized internationally for its education and research in technology and garners significant research money in a vast array of fields for technology and design. The Faculty of Architecture is renowned for creatively engaging the rigour and insights of engineering science in architectural design and continuously ranks amongst the top schools in Germany. This high level of research exposure is reflected directly in the quality of the school’s faculty and curriculum.

As the University of Stuttgart strives to improve gender equality amongst its researchers, applications by women are particularly encouraged. Individuals with disabilities will be preferably employed where qualifiactions are deemed equal. All research associates will be employed through University of Stuttgart’s central administration.

Related Links:
4DmultiMATS Research Project
3D printed Hygroscopic Programmable Material Systems
HygroScope: Meteorosensitive Morphology
HygroSkin: Meteorosensitive Pavilion
“Advanced Materials” Publication
“Fabricate” Publication
“3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing” Publication
“Architectural Design” Publication