Eike Schling

Dr.-Ing. (Univ.) | Architect BYAK
Assistant Professor in Architectural Structures
The University of Hong Kong


Eike Schling is an independent architect and Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong, Department of Architecture, where he is teaching parametric methods, architectural geometry and structural behavior with the vision of enabling construction-aware design. Eike’s focus lies on interdisciplinary research with mathematicians and engineers to enable simple and repetitive gridshell construction without sacrificing the freedom of design. Eike completed his doctorate “Repetitive Structures” in 2018 with distinction at the Chair for Structural Design, Technical University in Munich, was appointed Assistant Professor at HKU in 2019 and has held lectures at the ETH in Zurich, the Ecole des Ponts Paris, TU Vienna and KAUST.

His oeuvre as an architect is coined by collaborations with international offices, where he was involved in the design of large-scale projects such as the Munich Airport T2 Satellite with Koch + Partner Architects (2012-2015), the Francis Crick Research Institute, One Bishopsgate Hotel & Residential Highrise and Nova Victoria Office Development in London with PLP Architecture (2009-2012). He has also worked with Auer+Weber+Associates and Donath Bickel Architects in Munich, HPA Architects in Shanghai, Atelier Big City in Montreal and Gerkan Marg and Partners in Berlin.

As an independent architect, Eike extensively uses his computational and geometric knowledge to create new innovative design at all scales. His latest collaboration with Brandl Steel construction has produced innovative gridshells constructions in Munich and Ingolstadt.



since 2019  Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Architectural Structures
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong

10.2018      Dissertation: Repetitive Structures, at the LT TUM [summa cum laude]
Advisors: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Barthel, Prof. Dr. Helmut Pottmann

2012-2019  Chair of Structural Design, Faculty of Architecture, Technische Universität München

since 2015  Independent Architect
2012-2015  Project Architect at Koch+Partner Architects, Munich
2009-2012  Project Architect at PLP Architecture, London
2009           Architectural Assitant at Donath Bickel Architects, Munich
2008-2009  Architectural Assitant at Auer+Weber+Associates, Munich
2006-2007  Student Architect at Atelier Big City, Montreal
2004-2005  Student Architect at Haipo Architects, Shanghai
2002           Student Internship at Gerkan Marg and Partner, Berlin

01.2008      Diplom-Ingenieur in Architecture: Stadium in Krakow
Chair of Structural DesignFaculty of Architecture, Technical University of Munich

2002-2008  Architectural studies (Diplom) at the Technical University of Munich
2006-2007  Architectural studies (MA) at McGill University, Montreal
1992-2001  Louise Schroeder Gymnasium, Munich
1998-1999  Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon
1995           Princeton Highschool, New Jersey
1981           born in Munich



Personal Awards

Dr. Marshal Prize 2019 of the Technical University of Munich
Finalist, Stahl-Innovationspreis 2018 [Category: Stahl im Bauwesen]
Project Sponsorship, “Dr. Marschall Stiftung 2017” [Faculty for Architecture, TUM]
1st Prize, “BE Inspired 2011” [Generative Design Category]
1st Prize, “Pininfarina Design Award 2008” [Architectural Category]
1st Prize, “Deutscher Stahlbaupreis 2008”, German Steel Award, [National Award]
Honorable Mention, “Walter-Henn-Award 2008” [German Architect Union]
1st Prize, “MAIV-Award 2006” [Munich Engineering and Architecture Award]
“Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”, 2005-2008, German National Merit Foundation [National Student Scholarship]
Honorable Mention, “Merk-Wood Award 2003” [Student Competition]

Teaching Awards

1st Prize, “Förderpreis Textile Strukturen für neues Bauen 2017”, Category Macro-Architecture [ Katrin Fleischer, “Deployable Roof”]
1st Prize, “Competition Campus 2017” [Denis Hitrec, Asymptotic Gridshell]
1st Prize, “Stuttgarter Leichtbaupreis 2016” [Denis Hitrec, Asymptotic Pavilion]
“Senator Bernhard Borst Preis 2016” [Katrin Fleischer & Corinna Wiest, Deployable Dome]
1st Prize, “Competition Campus 2016” [Katrin Fleischer & Corinna Wiest, Deployable Dome]
1st Prize, “Stuttgarter Leichtbaupreis 2015” [Katrin Fleischer & Corinna Wiest, Deployable Dome]





Schling, Eike (2018): Repetitive Structures – Design and construction of curved support structures with repetitive parameters [summa cum laude]. Technische Universität München, Fakultät für Architektur, Lehrstuhl für Tragwerksplanung. DOI: 10.14459/2018md1449869. ISBN: 978-3-938660-39-3

Scientific Papers

Schling, Eike; Barthel, Rainer (2019): Repetitive Structures. In Christoph Gengnagel, Olivier Baverel, Jane Burry, Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Stefan Weinzierl (eds.): Impact: Design With All Senses. Design Modelling Symposium Berlin 2019, pp. 360-375. Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29829-6_29

Schling, Eike; Kilian, Martin; Wang, Hui; Schikore, Jonas; Pottmann, Helmut (2018): Design and Construction of Curved Support Structures with Repetitive Parameters. In Lars Hesselgren, Karl-Gunnar Olsson, Axel Kilian, Samar Malek, Olga Sorkine-Hornung, Chris Williams (Eds.): AAG 2018. Advances in Architectural Geometry. 1. Auflage. Wien: Klein Publishing, pp. 140–165.

Schling, Eike; Hitrec, Denis; Barthel, Rainer (2017): Designing Grid Structures Using Asymptotic Curve Networks. In: Klaas de Rycke, Christoph Gengnagel, Olivier Baverel, Jane Burry, Caitlin Mueller, Minh Man Nguyen et al. (Hg.): Humanizing Digital Reality. Design Modelling Symposium Paris 2017. Singapore: Springer Singapore, S. 125–140. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-6611-5_12.

Schling, Eike; Hitrec, Denis; Schikore, Jonas; Barthel, Rainer (2017): Design and Construction of the Asymptotic Pavilion. In: K.-U Bletzinger, Eugenio Oñate und B. Kröplin (Hg.): VIII International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures. STRUCTURAL MEMBRANES 2017. Barcelona: International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), S. 178–189. Online available: http://congress.cimne.com/membranes2017/frontal/Doc/Ebook2017.pdf

Schling, Eike; Barthel, Rainer (2017): Experimental Studies on the Construction of Doubly Curved Structures. Fachwissen. In: Detail structure 10/17 (01), S. 52–56.

Tutsch, Joram; Hipper, Andreas; Schling, Eike; Barthel, Rainer (2017): Modulare Stahllamellenhallen von Hugo Junkers. Wissenschaftliche Grundlagen für eine denkmalgerechte Instandsetzung. In: Bautechnik 94 (3), S. 161–169. DOI: 10.1002/bate.201600071

Eversmann, Philipp; Schling, Eike; Ihde, André; Louter, Christian (2016): Low Cost Double Curvature. Geometrical and Structural Potentials of Rectangular, Cold-Bent Glass Construction. In: K. Kawaguchi, M. Ohsaki und T. Takeuchi (Hg.): Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2016: IASS.

Schling, Eike; Barthel, Rainer; Ihde, André; Tutsch, Joram; Huth, Sebastian (2015): Bending-Activated Tensegrity. In: Eugenio Oñate, K.-U Bletzinger und B. Kröplin (Hg.): Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures VII. Barcelona: International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE).

Schling, Eike; Barthel, Rainer; Tutsch, Joram (2014): Freie Form – experimentelle Tragstruktur. In: Bautechnik 91 (12), S. 859–868. DOI: 10.1002/bate.201400086

Popular Publications

Schling, Eike (2018): Forschung für “freien” Stahlbau. In M&T Metallhandwerk (3.2018), pp. 12–14.

Schling, Eike (2017): Aufwendiges einfacher planen. Ratgeber Produktivität. In: M&T Metallhandwerk (10.2017), S. 32–34.

Schling, Eike (2017): On Spatial Networks. S.52-56. In: T. U.M. Fakultät für Architektur (Hg.): Jahrbuch 2016/17. Year Book. München: Technische Universität München, S. 82–89. Online available: https://issuu.com/magazin.ar.tum/docs/170725_jahrbuch_klein

Schling, Eike (2015): Modular Structures. In: T. U.M. Fakultät für Architektur (Hg.): Jahrbuch 2015. Year Book. München: Technische Universität München, S. 148–151. Online available: https://issuu.com/magazin.ar.tum/docs/jahrbuch2015_web


Kilian, Martin; Wang, Hui; Schling, Eike; Schikore, Jonas; Pottmann, Helmut (2018): Curved Support Structures and Meshes with Spherical Vertex Stars. In – (Ed.): ACM SIGGRAPH 2018. ACM SIGGRAPH 2018. Vancouver, Canada, August 2018: ACM Press.

Schling, Eike; Hitrec, Denis (2016b): Asymptotic Gridshell. Using Asymptotic Lines to Construct the Curved Support Structure of a Minimal Surface. Poster. Zurich, 9/9/2016. Available online at http://www.aag2016.ch/exhibition/


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