Matthias Schuler is Adjunct Professor of Environmental Technology. He has held the position of Lecturer in Architecture at the GSD since 2001, teaching courses in sustainability and climate engineering.
In 1992, Schuler founded Transsolar in Stuttgart, Germany, now a leading provider of consulting services on developing sustainable design strategies for buildings. The firm has a strong technical basis, and commonly performs highly sophisticated computational simulations (e.g., thermal, lighting) for concept validations. Schuler has worked with a large number of well-known architects in the field on high-profile projects. Recently his activities have moved beyond the building scale and he is now working on energy and comfort solutions at the urban master plan level, like the carbon-neutral Masdar development in Abu Dhabi in conjunction with Foster + Partners.
Schuler plays a leadership role in the GSDs expansion into areas of sustainability in the coming years and will initially coordinate and lead a team whose overall target is the integration of sustainability and design practice in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture education, spanning from cross disciplinary introductory lectures to core and options studios involvement.
Schuler received the Diplom-Ingenieur degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Stuttgart. In addition to teaching at the GSD, he has also taught at the University of Stuttgart and University of Limerick and takes Part of the GSD Lectures on Technology: Engineering Design.