Prof. Hermann Kaufmann
Academic Career and Research Areas
Prof. Kaufmann studied architecture at TU Innsbruck and TU Vienna. He lectured in timber construction at the Liechtensteinische Ingenieurschule – the Engineering College of Liechtenstein (1995/96). He has held the position of visiting professor at TU Graz (1998) and the University of Ljubljana (2000). Since 2002, Prof. Kaufmann has been Director of the Chair of Timber Construction at the Institute for Architectural Design and Building Technology of TUM’s Faculty of Architecture. This Chair’s teaching focuses on design using timber, with the emphasis on eco-friendly processes and the creation of a healthy environment. The key topic of interest is how wood, as a biogenous material, can help to optimize the use of resources in construction and create a healthy living environment without compromising architectural quality. Prof. Kaufmann is a member of several associations, including the Austrian Federal Chamber of Engineers and the Central Association of Austrian Architects.
- Spirit of Nature Award (2010)
- Best Architects – Award (2008, 2009)
- Global Award for sustainable Architecture (2007)
- Preis für neues Bauen in den Alpen (1995, 1999, 2006 )
- Balthasar- Neumannpreis 2008
- Staatspreise für Architektur (2006, 2010)
Kaufmann H, Lenz C: Architektur und Struktur. Editor: Zschokke W. Wien: Springer Verlag, 2002.
Kaufmann H: Wood Works Ökorationale Baukunst. Editor: Kapfinger O. Wien/ New York: Springer Verlag, 2009.
Kaufmann H: Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award 2010. In: Wood in Culture Association. Helsinki (Finnland): Rakennustieto, 2010.