Here you find announcements and information on current events, teaching and research initiatives.


Internships are essential to prepare for later employment. Guided by concrete questions, students of the Master’s degree programmes can share their practical professional experience with students of the Bachelor’s degree programme.

The film screenings of the current seminar will take place on Wednesday, 24 January 2024 at 6 pm in lecture hall R140 of the Reiff.



Here you can find publications made by the architectural theory team.


EAMC (Experimental Architecture and Material Culture) is an inventory platform for earth and stone architecture in India and Europe. It aims to gather knowledge about building techniques, crafts and manufacturing. The platform is an encyclopaedia that grows through the exchange of German and Indian students.

Upcoming courses

Here you find a preview of the courses for the upcoming summer semester 2024.

Current courses

The courses of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programme in the summer semester 2024.

International Academy Certificate Course – Designing for sustainability

In the upcoming Summer Semester, the Department of Architectural Theory will join forces with the Chair for Building Technology, the Chair for Structures and Structural Design and the Junior Chair for Reuse in Architecture to teach a certificate course for post-graduates on Architecture and Responsible Building Practices.

Further information and details can be found on the official course website.


The House of Theory introduces itself.


The DAAD-funded university cooperation with IIT Roorkee in India will continue in the coming semesters with the aim of exchanging knowledge, experience and developing sustainable construction techniques. 



The 46th Aachen Monday Evening Talks will be held in the winter semester 2023/24. The talks focus on the theme “Architectural criticism”.



The Department of Architectural Theory organizes exhibitions that serve as platforms for presenting and exploring the creative and scholarly endeavors of students and researchers in the field of architecture.

ARCHIVE of courses

Collection of past lecture series, seminars and projects.


In August 2020, the teaching and research area organised a summer school on sustainable building with earth & clay in the former Hoogcruts abbey, not far from the Dutch municipality of Gulpen (NL).

student WORKS

examples of the projects from students from previous semesters.


Journal for Architecture Knowledge

Candide is a scholarly journal that focuses on investigating diverse areas of knowledge within the field of architecture.


Lectures, readings, workshops and other research initiatives that took place in the department over time.


is the theory of an action-based science. Unlike scientific theories, tracing provisional paths through unexplored terrains, the field of architectural theory is primarily grounded on attitudes, beliefs and motives, which prepare the action of architects.


Interesting and current project and research work by alumni or friends of architectural theory.

PhD students

Here you will find completed doctoral theses by doctoral candidates in the teaching and research area of architectural theory.