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Around the world: Schools that offer coursework in fabric (textile) architecture

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A partial list

Editor’s note: All attempts for accuracy of current programs were made. If the reader knows of other active programs and can e-mail information about them, the reader will be gratefully acknowledged. Send information to: with “new schools” under the subject heading.

United Kingdom

University of Bath
Dept. of Architecture and Engineering
Michael Barnes

University of Nottingham
School of the Built Environment

Newcastle University
Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Prof. Peter Gosling

University of Surrey
School of Engineering
Prof. H. Nooshin

University of Lincoln
School of Architecture
Dr. John Chilton


Technical University of Berlin (TU-Berlin)
Dept. of Geodesy and Geoinformation
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lothar Gründig

Institut für Liechtbau Entwerfen und Konstruieren (ILEK)
[Institute for lightweight design and construction]
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Sobek
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Balthasar Novák

Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Prof. Dr.-Ing Rosemarie Wagner

Institute for Membrane and Shell Technologies (IMS)
Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Off

Institut für Konstrucktive Gestaltung, Leichtbau
Duisberg-Essen University of Technology
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Baier


Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Dept. of Architectural Engineering
Prof. Dr. Marijke Mollaert


Technical University of Vienna (TUV)
Dept. of Architectural Theory
Prof. Oliver Schürer


Le Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil
Université de Montpellier II
Prof. R. Motro


Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
Prof. Juan Monjo-Carrió

Escola T‘cnica Superior d’Arquiectura del Valdes
Escola T‘cnica Superior d’Arquiectura del Valdes
Prof. Ramon Sastre


Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM
Prof. Juan Gerardo Oliva Salinas


National University of Singapore
Dept. of Architecture
School of Design and Environment
Dr. Joseph Lim Ee Man


Mamoru Kawaguchi
Past Pres., IASS

Kyushu Institute of Design
Dr.-Eng. Prof. Katano Hiroshi (Chairman)

Tokyo Institute of Technology
Environmental Design Institute
Prof. Mitsuru Senda, Chairman

Yokohama National University
Architectural Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Eng., Kazuo Ishii (emeritus)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Masaya Kawabata


Universidad de Belgrano
Buenos Aires
Prof. Oscar Andres


Sobresaliente Tensoestructuras
Arq. Roberto Santomauro

United States

University of Virginia
School of Architecture
Prof. Earl Mark

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Prof. Dr. William Spillers

University of Arizona-Tucson
School of Architecture
Prof. R. Larry Medlin
Director of school
Jason Vollen
Emerging Material Technologies center

University of Southern California
School of Architecture
Dipl.-Ing. G. Goetz Schierle

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