Chair of / Cátedra de /
Lehrstuhl für


Prof. Hubert Klumpner


Chair of Architecture and
Urban Design /  
Institute of Landscape- and
Urban Studies / LUS
Member of Network City and Landscape / NSL
Co-Director of ETH Wohnforum,
Centre for Architecture
Society and Environment / ETH Wohnforum / ETH CASE
Co-Founder and Members
of Institute of Science
Technology and Policy / ISTP
Member of the ETH Sustainability
Steering Committee
Informal Urbanism Regional
Hub of UN-Habitat Universities



Design Studio

Across the semesters, students of the Klumpner Chair Design Studio learn by studying existing international test cases in a variety of research areas. Students then formulate hypotheses, plan urban scenarios, model their designs through various formats, and communicate their intentions in a
series of critiques and reviews. Students are be encouraged to develop an individual and critical position on the potential role of the architect to guide the design process within broader social, political and economic systems. 

A series of screenings, lectures, readings, and discussions accompany the Design Studio program. These will be given by selected experts from the fields of architecture, urbanism, landscape architecture, building technology, and associated discipline, as well as experts from the Chair. Workshops and In-Studio tutorials will train students in effective methods of representation, conveying ideas through visual media.