Werner Sobek

Werner Sobek

Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner Sobek

Advisory Board

2023 Emil Mörsch Award; Immobilienmanager Lifetime Award

2022 Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon

2020 Creation of the non nobis Foundation

2017 – 2020 Chairman of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre “SFB 1244” on “Adaptive Building Skins and Structures” at the University of Stuttgart

2015 Fritz Leonhardt Award

2013 Honorary PhD (Dr. h.c.) of the Technical University Graz; Member of the Board of Directors of the IZKT (International Center for Culture and Technology Research)

2012 - 2020 Member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University; President of the Stuttgart Institute of Sustainability (SIS)

2011 Visiting professor at the National University of Singapore (SG); Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development

2010 Exhibition ‘Werner Sobek and the ILEK’, Moscow Architecture Biennale

2009 Honorary doctorate of the Technical University Dresden (DE); Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects; Exhibition ‘Sketches for the Future’, Ringturm Gallery Vienna (AT)

2008 – 2014 Mies van der Rohe Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago/IL (US)

since 2008 Member of the supervisory board of the Federal Foundation for Building Design

2007 – 2008 Visiting professor at Harvard University, Cambridge/Massachusetts, and at the aac, Hamburg (DE)

2007 – 2013 Member of the supervisory board of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) (2008 – 2010 president)

2006 - 2010 Member of the Council on Research and Technology of the University of Graz (AT); President of the Academic Council of the HafenCity University, Hamburg (DE)

2004 Exhibition “show me the future – engineering and design by werner sobek” in the Pinakothek der Moderne museum, Munich (DE)

2003 Licensed Peer Review Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

2002 Architectural License for Germany; Honorary member of the Association of German Architects; Member of the German Academy for Urban Development and Environmental Planning

2001 Structural Engineering License for the State of Illinois (US)

2000 – 2001 Visiting professor at the University of Graz (AT)

2000 Founded the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK); Shanghai Engineering License (CN)

since 1998 Proof engineer for all types of structures and materials in Baden-Württemberg

1998 – 2006 Member of the board of the Chamber of Engineers of Baden-Württemberg

since 1994 Professor at the University of Stuttgart (DE)

1992 Founded the Werner Sobek Group

1991 – 1994 Professor at the University of Hanover (DE)

1980 – 1987 PhD in Structural Engineering

1974 – 1980 Studied Civil Engineering and Architecture at the University of Stuttgart (DE)