PATRIK SCHUMACHER PhD DiplIng RIBA ARB

Founding Director AA DRL Design Research Laboratory
Member of the Berlin Academy of Arts
RIBA Stirling Prize Winner

EDUCATION

1995-00 Doctor Phil., Klagenfurt University, Cultural Sciences
1991 ‘History of Modern Architecture’, Bartlett School of Architecture, London University
1990 Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, Stuttgart University
1988-89 Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations, Kings College, London University
1987-88 Architecture Diploma Course, Southbank University, London
1983-87 Diploma studies in Architecture, Stuttgart University
1980- 82 Philosophy and Mathematics, Bonn University

PROFESSIONAL

2002- Partner Zaha Hadid Architects
1999- Director Zaha Hadid Architects, since its incorporation in 1999
1996 full time employment as senior architect at Zaha Hadid Architects
1994 since 1994 co-author and project partner with Zaha Hadid on various projects
1988 free-lance collaborator at Zaha Hadid

TEACHING

2014 AA-DRL – Design Research Laboratory
Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London since 1996 founding director and since 2008 course master
1997 – 2001 Corporate Fields
2001 – 2006 Responsive Environments
2006 – 2008 Parametric Urbanism
2008 – 2012 Proto-design
2012- present Agent-based Architecture – Behavioral Complexity
2014 since 2001 lecturer at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna
2014 Professor of Architecture at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland
2013 Guestprofessor – John Portman Chair in Architecture
2013 Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge MA
2013 Honorary Professor, Architecture Faculty, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
2013 Honorary Professional and Academic Chief Adviser of International Research Center of Computational Design (IRCCD) based in Tsinghua Architectural Design and Research Institute, Beijing, China
2013 Yale University, School of Architecture, co-teaching design studio with Zaha Hadid: Parametric Semiology: Shell structures and tensile structures – Cultural Park, Istanbul
2004-2013 Professor at Innsbruck University – Architecture Faculty, Institute for Experimental Architecture, also covering Building Construction, Architectural Falculty, Leopold-Franzens- University Innsbruck, Austria
2007 Yale University, School of Architecture, co-teaching design studio with Zaha Hadid: Parametric Figuration
2004 Yale University, School of Architecture, co-teaching design studio with Zaha Hadid: Bio-mimetic Architecture
2002 Yale University, School of Architecture, co-teaching design studio with Zaha Hadid: What’s next? Metropolis beyond the skyscraper
2000 Yale University, School of Architecture, co-teaching design studio with Zaha Hadid US C A C s – abstract constructs – public fields
1999 Guest-professor at Universität für künstlerische und industrielle Gestaltung Linz
1999 External Examiner BA(Hons) Architecture Course, Southbank University, London
1998 Columbia University, New York – Gastprofessor an der Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation,’Advanced Architecture Studio’ mit Zaha Hadid unter dem Titel: Towards a New Büro-Landschaft – Spatializing the New Complexities of Business.
1998 Berlage Institute, Amsterdam – Kritiker der Thesis-project Präsentationen
1998 Southbank University, London – Gutachter (External Examiner for the BA(Hons) Architecture Course)
1998 Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg – WS 1997/98, mit Zaha Hadid, Konzeption des Entwurfseminars:Landscape Formations and Natural Tectonics
1997 University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago – ‘Distinguished Visiting Professor’ an der School of Architecture.
1997 Hong Kong University, Hong Kong- Master-studio unter dem Titel: Civic Life(s) – Public Space(s)
1997 Workshop und Kolloquium, AA Hong Kong Summerschool: Place without Space
1997 Torgelow Institut – Gesellschaft für Zukunftsforschung und Regionalentwicklung – Sommerakademie Torgelow 97, Szenario Mare Balticum
1996 Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin – Seit 1994 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Fachbereich Architektur, bei Prof.Dr.-Ing. G. Nedeljkov – Eigenständige Konzeption und Durchführung von Entwurfsseminaren (mit dem Kollegen Hermann Keim):
WS 94/95 Wohnen in einer pluralen Gesellschaft
SS 95 Ränder und Grenzen
WS 95/96 Produktive Ordnungen
SS 96 Virtuell College
Konzeption, Organisation und Leitung der Arch.Literatur AG . Fachbereich Architektur, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin
1994 Harvard University, Cambrige, Ma. – Teaching at the Graduate School of Design,’Option Studio’ with Zaha Hadid: Architectural Thing – Urban Phenomenon published in: Studio-works 2, Princeton Architectural Press
1993 Columbia University, New York – Teaching at Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, ‘Advanced Architecture Studio’ with Zaha Hadid: Ubiquitous Urbanism,book published by Columbia Books of Architecture
1993 Haus der Architektur, Graz 4 – wöchiger Workshop, Konzeption und Unterrricht mit Zaha Hadid Entwurfthema Departures of Modernism – Target Vienna
1993 Kingston University, London teaching ‘Diploma Course in Architecture’
1993 Berlage Institute, Amsterdam – workshop at the Postgraduate School of Architecture
1992 Invited critic u.a.:New York City College Interior Design, Bartlett School of Architecture UCL London, Architectural Association School of Architecture London
1991 Invited critic: Westminster University, Bartlett School of Architecture, East London University, Southbank University

CURATORIAL ACTIVITIES

2008 Curator: Dark Side Club, Theme: Parametricism as New Style, 11th Architecture Biennale, Venice
2006 Curator (with Zaha Hadid) Jacob Chernikov Award for Conceptual Architecture, Moscow
2002 Curator (with Zaha Hadid) International Architecture Exhibition
Latente Utopien – Experimente der Gegenwartsarchitektur
(Latent Utopias _ Experiments within Contemporary Architecture)
Steirischer Herbst 2002, Co-production with Graz 2003 – Cultural Capital of Europe

PUBLISHED WRITINGS (www.patrikschumacher.com)

2014
Parametricsim is Crisis Contribution to ‘Parametrics’, Computational Architecture Series, SOA Princeton University

Parametricsim with Parameters that matter Keynote lecture at the RIBAJ (RIBA Journal) conference ‘Digital Thinking – Smart Building’ at the Business Design Centre, London

What is Good Architecture? Contribution to panel on ‘Creative Conundrums’, Battle of Ideas 10, Institute of Ideas in association with the Barbican Centre, London 2014

Free Market Urban Order and the Productivity of Information Rich Environments Keynote lecture at the Smart City Session, The London Innovation Summit 2014

The Refoundation of Architectural Semiology as Agent Based Parametric Semiology, 14th International Semiotics Congress, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Semiotik (DGS), University of Tuebingen, Germany

Free Market Urban Order and the Instrumentality of Appearances, Lecture at BIAD (Beijing Institute of Architectural Design), Beijing

Total Design, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London

The Instrumentality of Architecture’s Visual Appearance, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London

The Instrumentality of Appearances, European Graduate School, Saas Fee, Switzerland

Free Market Urbanism?, MA in Housing and Urbanism, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London

#Free Market, #Urbanism, lecture at conference ‘OFF’, Italian Association of Architectural Critics, 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice

Parametricism with parameters that matter Contribution to Symposium: Designing with Nature: Designing with Parameters – What’s Next? The Architecture Foundation, London

2013
Architecture is Communication: Organisation Articulation Signification School of Architecture, Florida International University (FIU), Miami

Organisation Articulation Signification School of the Arts and Architecture, UCLA – University of California, Los Angeles

Thesis on the Politics of Parametricism – Free Market Urban Order Contribution to the conference The Politics of Parametricism – Digital Technologies & the Future(s) of Sociality, Red Cat – California Institutes of the Arts, Los Angeles

Organisation Articulation Signification PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Architecture is communication: Organisation Articulation Signification for Digital Architecture Design Association (DADA) of Tsinghua University, Keynote lecture for DADA 2013 Event Series, Beijing, PR China

Urban Identity Keynote lecture at Stadsbyggnadsdagen 2013, Vaesby, Sweden

Parametricism & Post-fordist Network Society Keynote lecture at VISION ’13, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg

Parametricism: Epochal Style for the 21st Century Lecture organized by Magic Made, Bangkok, Thailand

Parametric Semiology: Upgrading Parametricism Keynote speech at the ‘Digital Fields’ conference, organized by Parametrica, Bucharest, Romania

Communication – Architecture’s Core Competency 2013 SAC Lecture Series, Staedelschule, Staatliche Hochschule fuer Bildende Kuenste, Frankfurt am Main

Architecture as Interface of Communication, Keynote lecture to symposium: Beyond Parametricism, Azrieli School of Architecture, Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University

Spatial Communication: Architecture’s Core Competency, Seventh Annual ‘Symposium de Arquitectura Progresiva, Mexico’ (Progressive Architecture Symposium) Mexico City

Spatial Communication as the Societal Function of Architecture and Urban Design Lecture at the Urban Design Seminar, Bartlett School of Architecture, London University

Raeumliche Kommunikation – Die Kernkompetenz des Architekten Contribution to the debate: Parametric Design – The Future of Design, Bau 2013, Munich

2012
Communication – the architect’s core competency and a new ontology for architecture Contribution to AA Symposium “Adaptive Ecologies”, Architectural Association School of Architecture

Raeumliche Kommunikation – Die Kernkompetenz des Architekten International BDA Architecture Forum 2012: Dense City – Intense City: Architecture for a new quality of urban life, Hamburg

Parametric Semiology advancing Parametricism Politecnico di Milano, School of Architectural Engineering, Milan

Parametric Semiology – Agent Based Semiology SCI-Arc, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles

High Density Parametricism Lecture at XXL Supertall Buildings Conference, organized by USC (University of Southern California) and Tongji University, Shanghai

Parametric Semiology Keynote lecture at Belgrade Design Week 2012, Belgrade, Serbia

Parametricism – Parametric Tower Research Freie Akademie der Kuenste, Hamburg, organized by: AIT Architecture Salon, Hamburg

Parametric Order – Towards an Architectural Semiology School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Parametric Order – 21st Century Architectural Order Lecture, 2012 Spring Lecture Series, at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburg

Sculptural Façade Articulation Keynote lecture at Collaboration – Facades and Digital Fabrication Conference, Organized by The Architect’s Newspaper, New York City, February 2012

Parametric Order – 21st Century Architectural Order School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY USA

Medium and Form Conference contribution to “Is drawing dead?”, Symposium at Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, February 2012

Parametric Order – 21st Century Architectural Order Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Theory of Style(s) Lecture, Contribution to ‘Future Frontiers – The Battleground for Ideas in the 21st Century City’, Session on Style with Charles Jencks, Royal College of Art, London

Die Universalitaet des Parametrismus Lecture at AIT ArchitekturSalon, Cologne, in connection with the exhibition opening: Zaha Hadid Architects – Parametric Tower Research

Parametrismus & Parametrische Ordnung Lecture at the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) Lecture series “Positionen”, Architecture Department, Institute for Design & Construction

2011
Parametrische Ordnung,lecture series Digitales Handwerk, Gramacio & Kohler, Architektur und Fabrikation, ETH Zuerich, in collaboration with Architekturforum Zuerich

Parametric Order – 21st Century Architectural Order, Lecture at Pratt Institute, School of Architecture, New York

The Societal Function of Architecture: Framing Social Interaction Lecture at Symposium: X Agendas for Architecture, Border Conditions Research Group, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, Delft

Speculation as Material Process Lecture at Symposium: Proto/e/co/logics – Speculative Materialism in Architecture, Curated by Alisa Andrasek & Bruno Juricic, Rovinji, Croatia

Architecture and the Arts – The contribution of architecture to the creativity in the arts lecture at 2011 Cultural Leadership Summit – Art Spaces, Hong Kong

Creating Art Spaces for the Future key-note lecture at 2011 Cultural Leadership Summit – Art Spaces, Hong Kong

Parametricism and the Societal Function of Architecture Keynote lecture at Belgrade Design Week 2011, Belgrade, Serbia

The Autopoiesis of Architecture and the Societal Function of Architecture Berlage Institut, Rotterdam

Debating Fundamentals: Probing the Autopoiesis of Architecture, Symposium at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London

Is Architectural Quality Mysteriously Ineffable? Contribution to the RIBA Building Futures Debate, Business Design Centre, London

The Societal Function of Architecture Sliver lecture, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
2010 The Meaning of MAXXI – Concepts, Ambitions, Achievements, published in: Zaha Hadid Architects, MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rizzoli International Publications, New York 2010
The Parametricist Epoch: Let the Style Wars Begin, Published in: AJ – The Architects’ Journal, Number 16, Volume 231, 06. May 2010
Parametric Diagrammes, Published in: Mark Garcia (editor), The Diagrams of Architecture, AD Reader, John Wiley&Sons, London 2010

2009 Parametric Patterns, in Mark Garcia (ed), AD Patterns of Architecture, Architectural Design Vol.79, No 6, November/December 2009
Parametricism: A new global style for architecture and urban design, in Neil Leach (ed), AD Digital Cities, Architectural Design Vol 79, No 4, July/August 2009.

2008 Parametricist Manifesto, in exhibition catalog: Total Fluidity – Zaha Hadid & Patrik Schumacher,
Exhibition and catalog produced by NY Projects for Seoul Design Olympiad, Seoul, Korea, October 2008

Design Research within the Parametric Paradigm
Published as “Smart Work – Patrik Schumacher on the growing importance of parametrics
In: RIBA Journal, September 2008
Parametricist Manifesto (with Zaha Hadid)
Published in: Out There – Architecture Beyond Building, Volume 5: Experimental Architecture,
Catalogue of the 11th Architecture Biennale, Venice 2008

Experimentation within a Long Wave of Innovation
Published in: Out There – Architecture Beyond Building, Volume 3: Experimental Architecture,
Catalogue of the 11th Architecture Biennale, Venice 2008
Style as Research Programme, in: DRL TEN – A Design Research Compendium, AA Publications, London 2008
Autopoeitic Elegance, Preface to Morphe – MRGD, RIEA Research Institute for Experimental Architecture, Springer Wien/NewYork 2008

Arguing for Elegance, in: Castle, H., Rahim, A. & Jamelle, H., (eds), Elegance, Architectural Design, January/February 2007, Vol.77, No.1, Wiley-Academy, London

What’s next? From Destructive Impact to Creative Impulse, Published in: New Architecture – Essays on Architecture, Editor: Sheila de Vallee, Papadakis Publisher, New Architecture Group Ltd., London 2007
Aspects of the work of Zaha Hadid, Published in: New Architecture – Essays on Architecture, Editor: Sheila de Vallee, Papadakis Publisher, New Architecture

2006 The Sky-scraper revitalized: Differentiation, Interface, Navigation
Essay in: ZAHA HADID, Catalog, Guggenheim Museum, New York 2006

2005 Research Agenda: Corporate Fields – Objectives, Methods, Limitations
Essay in: Steele, B. (Ed), Corporate Fields. New Office Environments by the AA DRL Architectural association Publishers, London
Towards a Digitally Based Architectural Language, in: dA – Documents on Architecture, issue 05, Spring 2005, Taipei
Responsive Environments – From Drawing to Scripting
In: 01 AKAD – Experimental research in Architecture and Design – Beginnings,
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm 2005

2004 Divergence or Confluence, Afterword Reviewing the symposium Sign as Surface: Meaning beyond the New Digital Aesthetic, in: Peter Zellner (Ed), Sign as Surface, Architecture & Design Projects Series, Catalog, Artists Space, Sept. 2003, New York

2004 Digital Hadid, Landscapes in Motion, Publisher: Birkhaeuser
Ten Questions for Thinkers About the Present and Future of Design,
Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher, in: Harvard Design Magazine, No.20, Massachusetts, Spring/Summer 2004
Verraeumlichung von Wissen, in: Herbert Lachmayer et al, Editors, Salieri Sulle Tracce Di Mozart, Baerenreiter-Verlag, Kassel 2004
Progress beyond the state of art,
in: Architettura Magazine, 10 Feb. 2004.

2003 Mechanisms of Radical Innovation
in: Zaha Hadid – Architektur//Architecture, Hrsg. Peter Noever,
Museum fuer Angewandte Kunst (MAK), Wien, Hatje Cantz Verlag

2003 AADRL – Lehre und Forschung, Patrik Schumacher & Brett Steele,
in: ARCH+, Januar 2003

2002 The Autopoeisis of Architecture, in:
Latent Utopias – Experiments within Contemporary Architecture
Editors: Zaha Hadid & Patrik Schumacher, Steirischer Herbst,
Springer Verlag, Wien, New York 2002
Graphic Spaces
in: IDEA – International Graphic Art, No.293, Tokyo 2002
Autopoeisis of a Residential Community, in:
Negotiate my Boundary – Mass-customisation and Responsive Environments
edited by Brett Steele and RAMTV, London 2002
What is an architect in society today?
Survey appearing in: Hunch Magazine, No.5, The Netherlands, July 2002
Robotic Fields
in: Designing for a Digital World,
Editor: Neil Leach
Wiley-Academy, London 2002

2001 After Ford (with Christian Rogner), in: Stalking Detroit, editors: G.Daskalakis, Ch.Waldheim, J.Young Actar, Barcelona 2001
The Work of Beauty & the Beauty of Work
in: 3D to 2D – The Designer’s Republic adventures in and out of architecture,
with Sadar Vuga Arhitekti and Spela Mlaka Laurance King Publishing, London
Medium – Form – Funktion
in: Zaha Hadid – Urban Architecture, Aedes Ausstellungskatalog, Berlin

2000 Staging the Field of Possibilities (with Zaha Hadid)
Urban Strategy and Architectural Concept for the Centre of Contemporary Art, Rome In: MARS – Magazine of the Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana
In Defence of Radicalism – On the Work of Zaha Hadid
in: City Visionaries, Venice Biennale of Architecture 2000
Catalog for the British Pavilion, Cornerhouse Publications, Manchester

1999 Business – Research – Architecture
In: Daidalos 69/70, December 1998/January 1999 Deutsche Ausgabe: Wirtschaft – Forschung – Architektur
Rational in Retrospect – Reflections on the Logic of Rationality in Recent Design
In: AA files 38, Annals of the Architectural Association School of Architecture

1998 Arbeit, Spiel und Anarchie
in: Work & Culture – Büro.Inszenierung von Arbeit
Herausgeber: Herbert Lachmayer und Eleonora Luis
1998 Ritterverlag, Klagenfurt

1997 Productive Patterns – Restructuring Architecture. Part 1
in: architect’s bulletin, Operativity, Volume 135 – 136, June 1997, Slovenia
Productive Patterns – Restructuring Architecture. Part 2, in: architect’s bulletin, Volume 137 – 138, November 1997, Slovenia
Produktive Ordnungen
in: ARCH+ 136, Your Office Is Where You Are, April 1997, Berlin

1996 Architektur der Bewegung
in: ARCH+ 134/135, Wohnen zur Disposition, Dezember 1996

1994 Ubiquitous Urbanism, in co-authorship with Zaha Hadid,
Columbia Books of architecture, Studio Works 2,
Columbia University, New York 1994.

Public Lectures

2014 Parametricsim is Crisis
Contribution to ‘Parametrics’, Computational Architecture Series,
SOA Princeton University
Parametricsim with Parameters that matter
Keynote lecture at the RIBAJ (RIBA Journal) conference ‘Digital Thinking – Smart Building’
at the Business Design Centre, London
What is Good Architecture? Contribution to panel on ‘Creative Conundrums’,
Battle of Ideas 10, Institute of Ideas in association with the Barbican Centre, London 2014
Free Market Urban Order and the Productivity of Information Rich Environments
Keynote lecture at the Smart City Session, The London Innovation Summit 2014
The Refoundation of Architectural Semiology as Agent Based Parametric Semiology,
14th International Semiotics Congress, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Semiotik (DGS), University of Tuebingen, Germany
Free Market Urban Order and the Instrumentality of Appearances,
Lecture at BIAD (Beijing Institute of Architectural Design), Beijing
Total Design, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London
The Instrumentality of Architecture’s Visual Appearance,
The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London
The Instrumentality of Appearances,
European Graduate School, Saas Fee, Switzerland
Free Market Urbanism?, MA in Housing and Urbanism, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London
#Free Market, #Urbanism, lecture at conference ‘OFF’, Italian Association of Architectural Critics, 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice
Parametricism with parameters that matter
Contribution to Symposium:
Designing with Nature: Designing with Parameters – What’s Next?
The Architecture Foundation, London
2013 Architecture is Communication: Organisation Articulation Signification
School of Architecture, Florida International University (FIU), Miami
Organisation Articulation Signification
School of the Arts and Architecture, UCLA – University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis on the Politics of Parametricism – Free Market Urban Order
Contribution to the conference The Politics of Parametricism – Digital Technologies & the Future(s) of Sociality, Red CatCalifornia Institutes of the Arts, Los Angeles
Organisation Articulation Signification
PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Architecture is communication: Organisation Articulation Signification
for Digital Architecture Design Association (DADA) of Tsinghua University, Keynote lecture for DADA 2013 Event Series, Beijing, PR China
Urban Identity
Keynote lecture at Stadsbyggnadsdagen 2013, Vaesby, Sweden
Parametricism & Post-fordist Network Society
Keynote lecture at VISION ’13, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg
Parametricism: Epochal Style for the 21st Century
Lecture organized by Magic Made, Bangkok, Thailand
Parametric Semiology: Upgrading Parametricism
Keynote speech at the ‘Digital Fields’ conference, organized by Parametrica, Bucharest, Romania
Communication – Architecture’s Core Competency 2013 SAC Lecture Series, Staedelschule, Staatliche Hochschule fuer Bildende Kuenste, Frankfurt am Main
Architecture as Interface of Communication, Keynote lecture to symposium:
Beyond Parametricism, Azrieli School of Architecture, Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University
Spatial Communication: Architecture’s Core Competency,
Seventh Annual ‘Symposium de Arquitectura Progresiva, Mexico’ (Progressive Architecture Symposium) Mexico City
Spatial Communication as the Societal Function of Architecture and Urban Design
Lecture at the Urban Design Seminar, Bartlett School of Architecture, London University
Raeumliche Kommunikation – Die Kernkompetenz des Architekten
Contribution to the debate: Parametric Design – The Future of Design, Bau 2013, Munich

2012 Communication – the architect’s core competency and a new ontology for architecture
Contribution to AA Symposium “Adaptive Ecologies”, Architectural Association School of Architecture
Raeumliche Kommunikation – Die Kernkompetenz des Architekten
International BDA Architecture Forum 2012: Dense City – Intense City: Architecture for a new quality of urban life, Hamburg
Parametric Semiology advancing Parametricism
Politecnico di Milano, School of Architectural Engineering, Milan
Parametric Semiology – Agent Based Semiology
SCI-Arc, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles
High Density Parametricism
Lecture at XXL Supertall Buildings Conference, organized by USC (University of Southern California) and Tongji University, Shanghai
Parametric Semiology
Keynote lecture at Belgrade Design Week 2012, Belgrade, Serbia
Parametricism – Parametric Tower Research
Freie Akademie der Kuenste, Hamburg, organized by: AIT Architecture Salon, Hamburg
Parametric Order – Towards an Architectural Semiology
School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Parametric Order – 21st Century Architectural Order
Lecture, 2012 Spring Lecture Series, at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburg
Sculptural Façade Articulation
Keynote lecture at Collaboration – Facades and Digital Fabrication Conference, Organized by The Architect’s Newspaper, New York City, February 2012
Parametric Order – 21st Century Architectural Order
School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY USA
Medium and Form
Conference contribution to “Is drawing dead?”, Symposium at Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, February 2012
Parametric Order – 21st Century Architectural Order
Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard University, Cambridge MA
Theory of Style(s)
Lecture, Contribution to ‘Future Frontiers – The Battleground for Ideas in the 21st Century City’, Session on Style with Charles Jencks, Royal College of Art, London
Die Universalitaet des Parametrismus
Lecture at AIT ArchitekturSalon, Cologne, in connection with the exhibition opening:
Zaha Hadid Architects – Parametric Tower Research
Parametrismus & Parametrische Ordnung
Lecture at the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin)
Lecture series “Positionen”, Architecture Department, Institute for Design & Construction
2011 Parametrische Ordnung,
lecture series Digitales Handwerk, Gramacio & Kohler, Architektur und Fabrikation, ETH Zuerich, in collaboration with Architekturforum Zuerich
Parametric Order – 21st Century Architectural Order
Lecture at Pratt Institute, School of Architecture, New York
The Societal Function of Architecture: Framing Social Interaction
Lecture at Symposium: X Agendas for Architecture, Border Conditions Research Group, Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, Delft
Speculation as Material Process
Lecture at Symposium: Proto/e/co/logics – Speculative Materialism in Architecture,
Curated by Alisa Andrasek & Bruno Juricic, Rovinji, Croatia
Architecture and the Arts – The contribution of architecture to the creativity in the arts
lecture at 2011 Cultural Leadership Summit – Art Spaces, Hong Kong
Creating Art Spaces for the Future
key-note lecture at 2011 Cultural Leadership Summit – Art Spaces, Hong Kong
Parametricism and the Societal Function of Architecture
Keynote lecture at Belgrade Design Week 2011, Belgrade, Serbia
The Autopoiesis of Architecture and the Societal Function of Architecture
Berlage Institut, Rotterdam
Debating Fundamentals: Probing the Autopoiesis of Architecture,
Symposium at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London
Is Architectural Quality Mysteriously Ineffable?
Contribution to the RIBA Building Futures Debate, Business Design Centre, London
The Societal Function of Architecture
Sliver lecture, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
2010 The Autopoiesis of Architecture – Arguing for Parametricism Singapore Institute of Architects, Singapore
Parametricism and the Autopoiesis of Architecture, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, New York
Parametricism and the Autopoiesis of Architecture, SCI-Arc, Los Angeles
The Autopoiesis of Architecture, at the 80 years of AD celebration, RIBA, London
The Future of Design, Soho China, Beijing
Parametricism – The Growth of a New Tradition Contribution to: Modernity and the Future of Tradition Debate, organized by the RIBA Traditional Architecture Group, University of Notre Dame, London Centre
Utopie und Architektur, lecture at the Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Berlin

2009 Parametricism, keynote address, Intensive Fields Conference – New Parametric Techniques in Urbanism, University of Southern California (USC), School of Architecture
Parametricism – lecture, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, hosted by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Parametricism – Principles and Agendas, lecture at Beijing Institute for Architectural Design
Parametricism, keynote lecture at Digital Thinking Conference, International Exhibition Forum on Parametric Prototypes in Architecture, Xian University of Architecture and Technology, Xian, PR China
Parametricism – A Global New Style for Architecture and Urbanism Keynote speech at the Autodesk BIM Conference 2009, Berlin
Digital Media in the Framework of Parametricism,Digital Architecture Conference, London, Session 3: Digital Architecture & Form
Parametrismus Contribution to Stadtdialog Wien 2009, invited by Council for City Development, Vienna
Parametric Positions, Patrik Schumacher and Lars Spuybroeck in conversation, chaired by Nigel Coates, XPERIMENTA lecture series, Royal College of Arts, London
Parametricism, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste, Stuttgart

2008 Total FluidityParametricism as Style, 16th Chilean Architecture Biennale, Santiago de Chile
Keynote Speaker at Fashion Week of Architecture and Construction, announcing the 7th Forum International de Arquitetura e Construcao, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Total Fluidity, Keynote Speech at the Seoul Design Olympiad, Seoul, Korea, October 2008
Parametricism as Style and Design Research Programme Smart Geometry Conference 2008, Munich – Smart Geometry Group
Parametric Urbanism Contribution to DLD (Digital, Life, Design) conference for the 21st century, covering digital innovation, science and culture, Munich

2007 Differentiation – Interface – Navigation Lecture series: El Futuro Del Rascacielos (The Future of Skyscrapers) CBA Conference Cycle, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid
Articulating Complexity, lecture at the European Architecture Weeks, Sofia 2007
Total Fluidity at all Scales Keynote speech at Archiprix International Award Ceremony, Shanghai
Parametric UrbanismLecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London

2006 Immersive Worlds De Architect als Grote Verkleider, BOUW Congres 2006, Rotterdam
Differentiation – Interface – Navigation Key-note speech at the Tall Buildings Conference, IIT, Chicago
Expanding the Repertoire – The Development of Zaha Hadid, Talk at the Guggenheim Musem, New York
Parametric Urbanism – Towers, Symposium, Contamination: Impure Architecture, Organized by Cynthia Davidson for the Guggenheim Museum, New York
Simultaneity & Elegance, lecture-series Urban Moods, at “The Annual Design – Showcase for high-end Design”, Messe Frankfurt
Parametric Urbanism Lecture series: “anomalie digital arts – Interactive Cities”, Hosted by Anomos at the Centre Pompidou, Paris

2005
Articulating Complexity – Zaha Hadid Architects, at the Indian Architect & Builder Conference, Bombay
Digital Design and Construction of Organic Form, RIBA Research Symposium ‘Design as Research’ at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London
Articulating Complexity, Key-note speech, Raynaers Conference on Sustainable Architecture, Mechelen
New Tower Typologies Basque Chamber of Architects, Bilbao

2004
Systems of Order – Articulating Complexity Lecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London University
AADRL – Responsive Environments Rome University La Sapienza, International symposium: Becoming Architect in the 21st Century – special session on Digital Innovation
Articuating Complexity Lecture at University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Philadelphia
Fluid Space & Responsive Environments – Current Work, lecture during “London Days”, Innsbruck University
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS – Current Work, Lecture delivered at opening event of Jian Wai Soho, Soho China, Beijing

2003
Latent UtopiasResponsive Environments, Vorlesung an der Technischen Universität Wien, Einladung des Institus für Gebäudelehre und Entwerfen

2002
A Dream Comes True – Explore a New Way of Architectural Design Phil Bernstein, Patrik Schumacher at UIA Berlin 2002, XXI World Congress of Architecture
Analog and Digital Design Media conference: WINK – Augmented Environments Barbican Arts Centre, London
Responsive Environments Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Staedelschule, Frankfurt am Main
Architekturen des Wissens – Theorie und Praxis (mit Zaha Hadid) Helmholtz-Vorlesung an der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

2001
Going Post-corporate: The re-urbanisation of business in the Knowledge Economy Paper delivered at the conference: Structural Changes + New Realities 5th Graz Biennial on Media and Architecture, Graz
Architecture for a Knowledge Economy (Architektur für eine Wissensbasierte Ökonomie) Paper delivered at conference
Serve City – living and working in the interactive city Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Dessau
Robotic Fields: Spatializing the Dynamics of Corporate Organisation Paper delivered at conference E-Futures – Designing for a Digital World Future Studies Group, Royal Institute of British Architects, London
Systems of Organisation: Social – Spatial – Conceptual Thinking Space Lecture Series, The Bartlett School of Architecture, London University

2000
AFTER SPACE – 1st annual Cambridge Colloquium University of Cambridge Department of Architecture
The AADRL – Premises, Agenda, Methods Conference: Research and Practise in Architectutre, Alvar Aalto Academy, Helsinki

1999
Reality Check De Singel Arts Center, Antverp, Belgium
Urban Drifts – Transarchitecture Im Rahmen des Medienfestivals Berlin Beta 2.0, Berlin
Social, Spatial & Conceptual Order The Berlage Institute, Amsterdam
Rome Contemporary Art Centre The Art & Architecture Society, London

1998 Towards a New Architecture – Spatializing the Complexities of Postfordist Organisation University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Raumstruktur–Denkstruktur-Sozialstruktur Im Rahmen der Konferenz New Social Architectures – Crossing Boundaries, Daimler-Chrysler Management Konferenz, Stuttgart
Thought as Construct – Construct as Thought De Montfort University, Leicester
Struktur.Denkfigur Universität für künstlerische und industrielle Gestaltung, Linz
Prozeß.Latenz.Universität für künstlerische und industrielle Gestaltung, Linz
Extelligenz Universität für künstlerische und industrielle Gestaltung Linz
Simultaneous Orders – Zaha Hadid’s Cardiff Opera House Project in der Serie Critical Projects an der Architectural Association (AA)

1997 Morality and Materialism im Rahmen der Ethics Lecture Series an der Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London
Spatial and Conceptual Order – reflections on the relation between architecture and philosophy im Rahmen der Lunch Time Lecture Series an der Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London
The Dialectic of the Pragmatic and the Aesthetic – remarks on the aesthetics of data-scapes im Rahmen der AA 150 Anniversary Celebration Week an der Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London
The Heathrow Experiment – Towards an Interior Urbanism Beitrag im Rahmen des Airport Symposiums an der Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London
Design as Research im Rahmen des AA Hong Kong Conference Place without Space , Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
Productive Patterns – The Architecture Postfordist Restructuring University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago

1996 Soja’s Postmodern Geographies – A political Reading im Zusammenhang mit Edward Soja’s Besuch und Buchvorstellung von Thirdspace an der Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA),London
Recent Work from the Office of Zaha Hadid auf Einladung der Architektenkammer Hessens, Frankfurt a.M.
Tafuri’s Architecture and Utopia im Rahmen der Arch. Literatur AG, am Fachbereich Architektur, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin

1992 Remarks on the Method of Historical Materialism Beitrag im Rahmen des Symposiums Uses and Abuses of Architectural History, an der Architekturfakultät der Kingston University, Kingston, U.K.

1989 Drawing the Limits of Architectural Thinking Department of Architecture, Southbank University, London