History of our Chair

The Institute of Constructive Design and Building Construction (KGBauko) was established in October 1998 and was founded with the intention of enriching the civil engineering education at the Technische Universität Darmstadt with architectural and structural design related subjects.

For many years this concept has been successfully applied at the Universität Stuttgart and is aiming at encouraging an interdisciplinary academic exchange and operation amongst the architectural and engineering studies.

Preceding the founding of the chair, Prof. Burkhard Pahl was engaged in various teaching assignments in a similar field. With the appointment of Prof. Stefan Schaefer from Stuttgart in July 1998 and lectures beginning in October of the same year, the department was permanently institutionalized.

Since then it has become well established in the field of engineering at the Technische Universität Darmstadt and beyond.