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Professor Joerg Baumeister


Joerg Baumeister

School of Engineering and Built Environment - Architecture and Design
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joerg Baumeister has been a practitioner, educator, researcher and consultant for Architecture and Urban Design for more than 20 years throughout Europe, Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Asia, and Australia. Joerg founded in 2019 the "SeaCities" research lab ( at the Cities Research Institute, Griffith University to develop water-adapted cities and floating structures ( He is consulting governmental institutions on the federal, state and regional level as well as NGOs and private industry leaders to apply his current research interests which comprises SeaCities, Ecological Cities, Affordable Housing in serial building technology, and Design Innovation through creative thinking. He also has broad experience on an executive University level as Research Centre Director, Chair, and Department Head. Additionally he is an award-winning Architect and Urban Designer and continues to be an enthusiastic keynote speaker at international conferences. Joerg is DAAD Ambassador and Scientist For Future


  • Member
    Cities Research Institute2017


  • Professor and Director of The Australian Urban Design Research Centre
    University of Western Australia, School of Design, Perth, West-Australia5 Jan 2014 - 2 Aug 2017
  • Visiting Professor
    Zheijang University, Engineering, Hangzhou, China2 Feb 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
  • Professor for Urban Design and Head of Department
    German University of Technology with RWTH Aachen, Architecture and Planning, Muscat, Oman1 Dec 2010 - 31 Dec 2013
  • DAAD Professor and Founding Chair for Urban Design and Development
    Addis Ababa University, EiABC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia3 Sep 2007 - 30 Nov 2010


  • Doctor of Engineering (Patented smart infrastructure system)
    Technical University Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
  • Dipl.-Ing. (Master of Architecture)
    Technical University Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany


  • Architekt
    BDA (Association of German Architects), Berlin, Germany1995


  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • German
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • French
    Can read, write, speak and understand