Legal Conditions of Architecture

Petra Rindler
Architecture, Architecture
2017W, Vorlesungen (VO), 2.0 semester hours, course number S01989


The course covers the essential legal matters that are relevant to architects and provides with practical tools and guidance to mitigate and avoid legal problems. Throughout the course, where deemed relevant, the specific differences in certain national systems will be outlined. The main focus of the course are the applicable laws on contracts for work and services that (also) apply to architects, the provisions governing the legal fees and the profession of architects, tort law, the respective liability issues (in particular arising insurance law issues) and selected copyright law matters. The course will also provide with a brief overview with respect to architectural competitions and the public procurement law. Where relevant the course will consider European Directives.

Examination Modalities

There will be a short written test on December, 6th


15 November 2017, 13:45–17:00 Seminar Room 10
22 November 2017, 12:45–16:00 Seminar Room 16
29 November 2017, 13:45–17:00 Seminar Room 10
06 December 2017, 12:45–16:00 Seminar Room 16
13 December 2017, 13:45–17:00 Seminar Room 10

Course Enrolment

via email:

co-registration: possible (4.0 ECTS)

Architecture (Master): Management and Practice: Legal and Political Conditions of Architecture (4.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (4.0 ECTS)