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“Through rigorous exploration, the power of imagination and a focus on emerging opportunities architectural design can play a crucial role to bring more sustainable futures into the present.”

Research profile

Torsten Schröder is currently Assistant Professor at the Chair of Architectural Design and Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His key research interests are sustainability, resilience and circular economy within architecture and cities.

Torsten’s interdisciplinary ‘theory in practice’ approach helps identify new opportunities and analyses how architects, engineers, clients and others apply the concept of sustainability to their design projects, in their studios and on-site. Drawing on Science and Technology Studies (STS), he shifts attention to the ways design challenges are framed, knowledge is produced, design strategies assembled and how controversies and conflicting priorities are settled. In this way, Torsten aims to develop innovative, comprehensive and compelling design strategies for sustainability in specific architectural and urban design projects. Currently, he is investigating how STS and ‘Research by Design’ can make crucial contributions to the vital question: How or in what kind of a world do we want to live in the future?

Academic background

Torsten Schröder graduated in the Architectural Department of the University of the Arts Berlin with excellent (‘sehr gut’). In 2014, he obtained his PhD in the Cities Programme, Department of Sociology, at the London School of Economics and Political Science, winning the prestigious RIBA PhD research award in 2015. In March 2015 he was appointed as Assistant Professor at TU/e in the Department of the Built Environment. Torsten offers a unique blend of practical and research expertise, partly based on his extensive experience working with private clients, corporations, city councils and cultural institutions. He is a Senior Architect with 10 years of experience in designing and realizing a wide range of outstanding architectural projects for leading design practices. From 2000 to 2006, he worked for Rem Koolhaas / Office for Metropolitan Architecture as an architect and project leader on projects in the USA, Germany, South Korea and China.

Torsten is the organiser of the 15th annual Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) annual conference 2018: ‘Smartness? Between discourse and practice’ at TU/e. He is a member of the Architectural Research European Network Association (ARENA) and member of several scientific committees of academic conferences.

Affiliated with

  • Architectural Research European Network Association (ARENA)
  • Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA)

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  • Kennis- en Innovatieprogramma Circulaire Bouweconomie

    Kruithof, J., Klein, T., Jonkers, H., Schröder, T. W. A., Bhochhibhoya, S. & Savanovic, P., 11 mei 2020, 21 blz. Bouw en Techniek Innovatiecentrum (BTIC).

    Onderzoeksoutput: Andere bijdrageOverige bijdrageAcademic

    Sustainable futures: Conceptualizing ‘nature’ in architecture and cities

    Schröder, T. W. A., 13 mei 2020.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan congresPaperAcademic

  • A morphological approach for kinetic façade design process to improve visual and thermal comfort: Review

    Hosseini, M., Mohammadi, M., Rosemann, A., Schröder, T. & Lichtenberg, J., 15 apr 2019, In : Building and Environment. 153, blz. 186-204 19 blz.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftArtikel recenserenAcademicpeer review

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  • 7 Citaten (Scopus)
    54 Downloads (Pure)

    Architecture and the Smart City

    De Sousa Lopes Figueiredo, S. (redactie), Krishnamurthy, S. (redactie) & Schröder, T. (redactie), 6 nov 2019, London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. 260 blz. (Critiques : Critical Studies in Architectural Humanities)

    Onderzoeksoutput: Boek/rapportBoekredactieAcademicpeer review

  • Prijzen

    Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President's Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis

    Torsten Schröder (Ontvanger), 2 dec 2015

    Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

  • Activiteiten

    Sustainable futures: Conceptualizing ‘nature’ in architecture and cities

    Torsten W.A. Schröder (Spreker)
    15 mei 2020

    Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerProfessioneel

    Biotope City Symposium 2020: Nature-City Hybrids, Green design strategies for the city of tomorrow

    Rene Erven (Organisator), Harrie van Helmond (Organisator), Torsten W.A. Schröder (Organisator)
    15 mei 2020

    Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementCongresWetenschappelijk

    TU Eindhoven (Organisatie)

    Torsten W.A. Schröder (Lid)
    1 aug 201921 okt 2019

    Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van commissieWetenschappelijk

    Architecture and Culture (Tijdschrift)

    Torsten W.A. Schröder (Peer reviewer)
    1 jul 2019 → …

    Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkPublicatie peer-reviewWetenschappelijk

    The Philosophical Table: A club for thinking about things. Theme of ‘Sustainability & Architecture’

    Torsten W.A. Schröder (Spreker)
    24 mei 2019

    Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerWetenschappelijk



    Adaptable education center of the future: programming education and housing in an adaptable building for Siemens through architecture

    Auteur: Kuilman, R., 20 dec 2016

    Begeleider: Bekkering, J. (Afstudeerdocent 1), van Hoof, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Schröder, T. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    A just form

    Auteur: Kniest, R., 31 aug 2017

    Begeleider: Voorthuis, J. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Schröder, T. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Brodruck, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    Architecture, justice and sustainability: more than just a skycraper : design for a supreme court in Brussels, Belgium

    Auteur: van Nieuwland, R., 31 aug 2017

    Begeleider: Voorthuis, J. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Schröder, T. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Willems, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    Authority and architecture

    Auteur: Pluijm, R., 31 aug 2017

    Begeleider: Voorthuis, J. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Schröder, T. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Kuit, B. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master


    A workshop of justice

    Auteur: den Otter, M., 31 aug 2017

    Begeleider: Voorthuis, J. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Schröder, T. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Kuit, B. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master