Structural Design A

Wolf Mangelsdorf
Architecture, Structural Design
2022W, scientific seminar (SEW), 3.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04080


First part of the seminar is a compact lecture series over a two-day block in the week of 10 October, which will provide a recap and overview of the principles of structural design and its application using well know illustrative examples, with four lectures in total and time for discussion and further explanations.

Following that, students will, in group work, analyze the structural systems and performance of a suitable built example of their choice, using a combination of observation, interpretive desk top studies and computational analytics.

In addition to the critical analysis, we expect an assessment of possible improvements or alternative solutions, against the background of the architectural intent of the project.

Examination Modalities

The examination will be oral with a year end presentation of the analysis work prepared over the duration of the course.

There will be a mid term review.

Active participation in the seminar will be considered in the final grade.


The introductory lecture block will be in person over two days. Attendence is required if you want to do this seminar.

Key Words

Structural Design, Case Studies


10 October 2022, 09:00–13:00 Seminar Room 4 , "Introduction Day 1"
11 October 2022, 09:00–13:00 Seminar Room 4 , "Introduction Day2"
09 November 2022, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 27 , "Mid Term Review"
16 November 2022, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 9
23 November 2022, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 27
30 November 2022, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 9
07 December 2022, 11:00–13:00 Seminar Room 9
15 December 2022, 10:45–12:15 Seminar Room 20 , "Preliminary Finals"
12 January 2023, 09:00–10:30 Seminar Room 20 , "Finals"

Course Enrolment

From 01 August 2022, 10:06 to 14 October 2022, 23:59
Via online registration

Architecture (Master): Expertise: Architectural Science: Structural Design 443/002.02

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible