Meet the Supporter: Patrick Teuffel

Meet the supporter Patrick Teuffel

The building and construction industry is by far the most resource intensive sector in the European Union and the numbers worldwide are comparable. This sector, which is based on a very strong responsibility of architects as well structural engineers takes approximately 50% of all primary raw materials and therefor exhausting natural resources substantially. In the past decades the focus in the construction industry was mainly on the reduction of energy consumption of buildings as well as use of renewable energy, but the impact of material use will be in the spotlight in the future as well. Re-duce, re-use, re-cycle and re-new materials will play a key role in this context

Patrick Teuffel, born 1970, was educated as a structural engineer at the University of Stuttgart and he started his career at ARUP in London. Following this he carried out his PhD on “Adaptive Structures” in Stuttgart in 2004 and also started his engineering consultancy TEUFFEL ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS in 2003. From 2008-2012 he was professor for “Architectural Engineering” at Delft University of Technology and since 20012 he is professor for “Innovative Structural Design” at Eindhoven University of Technology with a focus on resource efficient structural design.