Dipl.-Ing. Alfred Rein

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Education/Professional Activities

1986 - 1994

Studies at the Technical University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture


Student assistant at the Institute for Lightweight Structures (IL) under the direction of Prof. Frei Otto


Design of a new type of membrane hangar for the treatment of household and residual waste materials at “Günter Leonhardt & Associates” architecture office in Stuttgart. Awarded with a Steel Innovation Prize of the German Steel Association


Diploma at the Technical Universtity of Stuttgart, “Design and calculation of a centrical cable roof for the Zentralstadion Leipzig, covering the stands for 100.000 spectators, awarded with the:

  • Steel Student Prize of the German Steel Association, 3rd place International
  • Student Prize 1994, "Fabric Structures for new buildings” of the International
  • Techtextil Symposium, Frankfurt Dr. Josef Krettner Prize of the “Architekturforum Baden-Württemberg

Structural engineer in the structural design office “Werner Sobek Ingenieure” in Stuttgart


Guest assistant at the Institute for Construction II, Prof. Stefan Behling, University of Stuttgart


Launching of “Alfred Rein Ingenieure“, office for structural engineering 2002
Guest assistant at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK), Prof. Werner Sobek, University of Stuttgart


Launching of „Kugel + Rein Architekten und Ingenieure“, office for overall design and engineering, as a cooperation between Nikolai Kugel Architekten and Alfred Rein Ingenieure


Launching of Alfred Rein Ingenieure GmbH, design, engineering and international realizations of special structures


Lecturer in the Master course for Membrane Structures at the Institute for Membrane and Shell Technologies at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Dessau