Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Off

Modules Director IMS e.V., Head of the Study Program / Architecture, Internship Theory
Off

Personal Data

16.09.1957

Born in Augsburg, Germany

1980

Married to Sabrina Motaleb-Off

Education

1979-1984

Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Department of Architecture - Special Prize of the BAI for Diploma thesis “Integrated Living in Spatial Polyeder Structures“

1984-1987

Technical University Berlin, Department of Architecture

1995

PhD in Architecture at the TU-Berlin Faculty of Architecture, Germany

Professional and Academic Career

1983-1985

Employed as an Architect at: Dipl.-Ing. E.C. Müller , Augsburg Germany

1985-1987

Architect of the parental construction company, Adolf Off GmbH; and General Contractor Off GmbH & KG; Augsburg, Germany

1987

Member of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects

1987-1994

Lecturing Architectural Theory at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

1988-2004

Established an architectural consultancy practice. Director of the Atelier 1, Augsburg, Germany

1990-1994

Research Assistant at the Technical University-Berlin, Germany

1994

Visiting lecturer at the Khulna University in Bangladesh lecturing on “Engineering Details for the climatic conditions in Germany”

1998-2002

Lecturing on Membrane Structures at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

1999

Founder and director of the non-profit Institute for Membrane and Shell Technologies:
I.M.S. e.V, Bobingen, Germany.
www.ims-institute.org

2002

Professor for Real Estate Development at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Economics in Bernburg, Germany

2004

Professor in-charge for developing the International Master Course on Membranes Structures at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Surveying, Dessau-Rosslau, Germany

2005

The Institute of Membrane and Shell Technologies (IMS e.V.) becomes an Associated Institute of the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

2006

Start of the first ever academic master program in Membrane Structures in the world. Professor in-charge for the organization and conducting of the master course at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau-Rosslau, Germany

2009

Workshop Iran Tehran with IMS DIBA and University Tehran Membrane Structure and Architecture

2009

Member of the Center of Excellence, Tehran University

2014

Government avocation to Professor for Real Estate and Membrane Structures, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau-Rosslau, Germany

2014

Vice President and founding member of the American Institute of Membranes and Shell Technologies, Networks and Communications, Corp., A-IMS Massachusetts, USA

Research projects at the IMS e.V. and the Anhalt University

1998

Erecting the membrane structure "Romeo and Juliet" at the Atrium of the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences. First ever "free roll" membrane in the world

2001

First ever design and use of Art-acoustic internal membrane structure, Bobingen, Germany

2003

Started research on Bekaert belt-foil system for large-span roofs

2004

Development of stiffened foam-membrane shell, Project Audra, Augsburg, Germany

2005

Design- development and construction of the first ever Bat-Wing membrane structure at the Monastery Hülfensberg, Germany

2005

Research project at the IMS e.V. and the Anhalt University on prototype Bat-Wing structures

2011

Federal Research Project “Stiffening of Membrane Structures with sprayed concrete”

Patents and inventions

1998

Composite membrane-foam building material

2004

Inventor of: An Architectural Fabric
Patent WO 2005/028783 A1

Owner: Bekaert SA Belgium

2010

Solar membrane for thermal conditioning of buildings

2013

Patent application at the Anhalt University
The building and buildings of Concrete Membrane Shell Composite Structures