ILEK in Stuttgart

Architectural Engineering & Design Certificate
International Experience

The AE&D program prepares next-generation engineers to combine creative and algorithmic thinking to take on today's worldwide sustainability challenges. A critical element of our global approach is international study for AE&D students. In recent years, AE&D students have visited the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) in Stuttgart for intensive workshops on architectural and materials design.

During a workshop, students work together in teams to discover a creative solution to a non-traditional design challenge posed by ILEK researchers. Recent workshops have focused on innovative formwork and texturing techniques for concrete structures using frozen sand and 3D hydroplotting.  In conjunction with these workshops, students also tour iconic structures such as the Mercedes-Benz Museum, and are immersed in the rich design culture in Germany.   

Read more about recent international trips here.