Please join us for the last lecture of 2023 with Werner Sobek on November 30, 7 pm!
Werner Sobek studied structural engineering and architecture at the University of Stuttgart and finished his PhD in structural engineering in 1987. In 1992 he founded his own company which now has offices in Stuttgart, Frankfurt, London, Moscow, New York, and Dubai. The company works with all types of structures and materials. Its core areas of expertise are lightweight construction, high-rise construction, façade design, as well as the design of sustainable buildings. Since 1994, he has been a professor at the University of Stuttgart (successor to Frei Otto) and director of the Institute for Lightweight Structures and of the Central Laboratory for Structural Engineering. In 2000, he took over the chair of Jörg Schlaich, and fused the Institute for Lightweight Structures and the Institute for Construction and Design into the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK).
In 2008 Werner Sobek was appointed Mies van der Rohe Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and the Technical University of Dresden awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2009. Werner Sobek is involved in the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) and founded the Stuttgart Institute of Sustainability (SIS), a nonprofit association aiming at the promotion of research on new sustainable building techniques.
His widely discussed trilogy "non nobis – über das Bauen in der Zukunft" (since 2022) is a comprehensive contemporary analysis of his industry and aims to form a basis for building in the future.
Werner Sobek / 30.11.23 / 19:00 Uhr / Raum a151