Thomas Herzog

Thomas Herzog (born 1941) is a German architect from Munich known for his focus on climate and energy use through the use of technologically advanced architectural skins. He began with an interest in pneumatics and became Germany's youngest architecture professor at the age of 32.[1] He established his firm Herzog + Partner in 1983.[1]


  • 1941 Born in Munich. High school diploma (Abitur)
  • 1960-1965 Studied architecture at Technische Universität München. Diploma
  • 1965-1969 Assistant at the office of Prof. Peter C. von Seidlein in Munich
  • 1969-1973 Scientific assistant at the University of Stuttgart
  • 1972 Doctorate inarchitecture, University of Rome “La Sapienza” | Dissertationon ‘Pneumatic Structures’
  • 1971 Founded own practice
  • Since then has worked jointly with Verena Herzog-Loibl, Dipl.-Designer
    • Development of building systems for theuse of renewable forms of energy
    • Development of new building products
    • Housing, administration, industrial and exhibition buildings, etc.
  • 1983-1989 Partnership with Michael Volz
  • 1994-2012 Partnership with Hanns JörgSchrade
  • 1974-86 Professor of Architecture at the University of Kassel
  • 1986-93 - at Technical University Darmstadt
  • 1993-06 - at Technische Universität München (TUM)
  • 2000-06 Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at TUM
  • since 2003 Guest professor
    • at Tsinghua UniversityBeijing
    • at Ecole Polytechnique Féderal de Lausanne EPFL2003
    • Graham Professor at the University of Pennsylvania (PENN)
  • 2004 at the Royal Danish Academy Copenhagen
  • 1982-98 Commencement of research and development work on renewable energies inbuilding for the European Commission in Brussels
  • since 1998 R + D funding from Federal German Foundation of the Environment (DBU)
  • 1996 Chairman of the 4th European Conference on Solar Energy in Architecture andUrban Planning
  • 2000 German General Commissioner of the International Biennale of Architecture in Venice
  • 2000-2006 Expert‘Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft’ DfG
  • 2007 “Emeritusof Excellence”, TUM
  • 2002-2008 Commissioner German Academy of Art, Villa Massimo, Rom

Notable projects



External links


  1. ^ a b Rattenbury, Kester; Rob Bevan; Kiernan Long (2004). Architects of Today. Laurence King. pp. 104–105. ISBN 978-1-85669-492-6.

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