THOMAS AUER is the managing director of Transsolar and Professor for Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design at the Technical University of Munich since 2014. After its inception nearly 30 years ago, currently Transsolar employs about 60 engineers in 4 offices in Europe and North America. Deploying sophisticated design tools and strategies for climate responsive and energy efficient building design, the company has gained international experience working on a wide range of projects and a variety of topics, such as user comfort, building technology and passive design strategies, as well as strategies for districts and cities.
THE ACADEMY offers a one-year fellowship in climate-responsive building design for 6 young architects or engineers in the Transsolar office in Stuttgart. The fellowship covers tuition, travel and accommodation. The program provides lectures, tutorials and project work. The comprehensive and practical training combines theoretical background with hands-on experience: working on a personal project and on projects in the company. The goal is that the fellows will discover the opportunities of 'KlimaEngineering' in their home countries, where great changes are expected to take place in the near future.