Stefan Peters is Professor at the Institute for Structural Design at Graz University of Technology and since 2013 Dean of the Faculty for Architecture. He studied Civil Engineering at the University Stuttgart and since 1998 has been working as a structural engineer. After working as a project engineer at the Ingenieurbüro Prof. Kirsch and at the Werner Sobek Ingenieure GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart, he became a Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design. He received his doctorate from Jan Knippers on the subject of the structural application of GFK and glass. In 2007 he founded together with Stephan Engelsmann the civil engineering company “Engelsmann Peters Beratende Ingenieure” with branches in Stuttgart and Graz. His most important projects are breathe.austria ‐ Austrian Pavillon Expo Milano 2015, the glass dome on the Mansueto Library in Chicago, the ZOB Schwäbisch Hall, the ZOB Pforzheim (awarded with the “Staatspreis Baukultur Baden‐Württemberg 2016”) and the pedestrian and cyclists’ bridge in Stuttgart‐Vaihingen (awarded with the “Ingenieurpreis des Deutschen Stahlbaus”). His publications include “Faustformel Tragwerksentwurf” (2013) and “Pre‐Fabricated Non‐Standard Shell Structures Made of UHPC” (2015).
Andreas Trummer is Associate Professor for Structural Design and Robotic Fabrication at Graz University of Technology. He studied Structural Engineering at Graz University of Technology and earned his PhD at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna in 2002. Since 2009 he has been establishing the “Roboter Design Labor” and set his research focus on questions of digital fabrication of load carrying building elements. These range from prefabricated concrete shell‐elements to the Ceramic Shell Project in collaboration with the GSD Design Robotics Group and the ongoing project about the future of concrete 3D printing processes.