Daniela Konrad

Daniela Konrad is born in Germany in 1972 and holds a degree in Architecture and Urban Design from the Technische Universität Karlsruhe, Germany and a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago. At the Technische Universität Berlin she received a doctorate degree with her dissertation on site-specific architecture. 

Since 2004 she is working as Assistant Professor of Architectural and Urban Design at TU Berlin. In 2010 she co-founded the U-Lab (Urban Research and Design Laboratory) at TU Berlin. Before, she has worked at the chair for Architecture Design and Innovation, a periodically transforming platform, run by guest professors. During that time she has collaborated with guest professor Francis Soler, guest professor Jean-Philippe Vassal and guest professor Mark Lee. In 2009 she took a position as Visiting Lecturer in Architecture at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia. Her expertise comprises the spectrum of urban and architectural design with focus on the incorporation of field research techniques in design strategies. Furthermore, she brings knowledge on the integration of web 2.0 tools in education. Since 2000 she has worked for various international architecture practices, and co-founded her own practice, Büro KL, in 2008.


Current positions

Head of Education Reform Project “Urban Research and Design Laboratory,” Institute for Architecture, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany (http://ulab.architektur.tu-berlin.de).
Partner at “Büro KL,” office for architecture, building materials and building physics, Köln and Berlin, Germany (http://www.buerokl.de).

Academic Experience

since 2010
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin)

Co-founder and Head of the Education Reform Project “Urban Research and Design Laboratory.”

Teaching and research in the field of urban and architectural design, urban theory and intergative design projects in cooperation with external partners (Master degree). Expertise in the field of integration of web 2.0 tools in higher education.

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
Visiting Lecturer. Teaching in architectural design (Bachelor and Master degree) and architectural theory (Master degree).

Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
DAAD-financed workshop-trip. Teaching cooperation with the Tokyo University of the Arts, Professor Atsushi Kitagawara.

New York City College, USA
Summer School. Teaching cooperation with the New York City College, Professor Michael Sorkin and Professor Achva Benzinberg Stein.

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
Workshop at the School for Architecture, with graduate students from the chair of Professor Wolfgang Christ.

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at ADIP (Architecture Design Innovation Program), School of Architecture, under the Guest-Professorship of Jean-Marc Ibos (–2005), Francis Soler (2005–2007), Jean-Philippe Vassal (2007–2009) and Marc Lee (2009–2010).

Teaching and research in the field of architectural and urban design, architectural theory and experimental design approaches (Bachelor and Master degree). Thematic focus on site-specific architecture, incorporation of field research and cartographic techniques in architectural and urban design.

Research and teaching funding

since 2012
URBAN LAB+: International Network of Urban Laboratories
Three-year research project funded with support from the European Commission (Erasmus Mundus Action 3) to promote and enhance European higher education.

Ephemere Strukturen in der Stadtentwicklung
Two-year research and teaching project funded with support from the “Wüstenrot Stiftung” on the objectives of temporary uses and the methodological approaches in architectural and urban practice as well as the resulting significance for teaching and research.

since 2010
Funding of the Education Reform Project “Urban Research and Design Laboratory” at the Institute for Architecture, Technische Universität Berlin, to integrate practice-oriented and interdisciplinary ways of teaching in the planning disciplines.

Research on site-specific architecture. Investigation of the theoretical objectives and methodological approaches for a multi-dimensional relationship between place and architecture.

Professional Experience

since 2008
Büro KL . Konrad & Lieblang, Köln and Berlin, Germany Co-founder, partner

Freelance cooperation with several architecture firms.

Zeilon & Partners, Stockholm, Sweden Project architect

Mattes und Partner Architekten, Heilbronn, Germany Project architect

stl Architects, Chicago, IL, USA

Intermittent architecture consultant at
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Chicago

Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten, München
Architectural assistant

ic assignment committees, Institute for Architecture, TU Berlin.