Hannes Hofmann studied civil engineering and architecture at the Technical University Munich, McGill University Montreal and Université de Montréal. He received a B.Sc. (Civil Engineering) in 2008 and a Dipl.-Ing. (Architecture) in 2015 with majors in structural mechanics and emerging technologies. Hannes focuses on new methods that create an intuitive and graphical comprehension of form and force while linking the fields of design and structural analysis. In particular, he is in charge of the coordination of teaching for the first and second year that develops a solid understanding for structural behavior and its design implementations.
Hannes has experience in both academic and entrepreneurial settings within multinational and interdisciplinary teams in four different continents and six different languages. He held various teaching assistant positions in civil engineering as well as in architecture. After having lived and worked in Senegal, he joined WOHA Architects in Singapore and Z59 Architects in Munich. His broad professional background led the way to realize his own architecture projects since 2014.
Hannes worked at the BRG from August 2015 to August 2016 as coordinating teaching assistant for the new Structural Design I+II course, in collaboration with the Chair Schwartz. He also took on the project lead for the Droneport prototype developed and built for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale together with the Norman Foster Foundation.
In September 2016, Hannes started a PhD at the Chair of Structural Design with Prof. Joseph Schwartz.