Associate Professor/Director of Study Abroad Program
Rolf Backmann, Associate Professor, is Director of Study Abroad Program. He has 35 years of professional practice as partner, associate and principal in multiple architecture and planning firms. Many of his realized projects are based on winning competitions. Rolf is frequently assigned as consultant for redevelopment plans, and jury for architectural competitions. His teaching methods are based on his long term comprehensive professional practice, from urban design context analysis to detailed building technology, with emphasis on sustainable architecture. Rolf has an MS in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University and he is Degreed Engineer from Technical University Berlin.