Carsten Hensgens


Research Assistant

Portrait of Research Assistant Carsten Hensgens
Lehrstuhl für Architekturgeschichte


Building: 1080 Reiff-Museum

Room: R 118

Schinkelstraße 1

52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 95081
Fax: +49 241 80 92314

Consultation Hour

Wednesdays, 2pm to 3pm | Scheduling via RWTHonline


Carsten Hensgens is primarily responsible for the supervision of teaching research projects. In addition, he is in charge of the Chair's construction survey and construction research campaigns and regularly gives lectures. He is also the right contact person for all questions about RWTHonline.


Curriculum Vitae

2002 Abitur in Geilenkirchen, then civil service with the German Red Cross emergency medical service in Heinsberg County and subsequent traineeship as a paramedic | 2007-2014 Studies in Architecture at RWTH Aachen University | 2011 Bachelor's degree | 2014 Master's degree | 2009-2014 Student assistant at the Chair of Architectural History and Conservation at RWTH Aachen University under Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Pieper | Since 2014 Research assistant at the Chair of Architectural History at RWTH Aachen under Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Naujokat | 2017 Twofold nomination for the Faculty of Architecture's Teaching Award



Current Research Project

PhD thesis on the modular structure of the measurements of the Romanesque abbey church of Maria Laach

Main Research Areas

Romanesque architecture, in particular the church of Maria Laach | Modernist Architecture, in particular the influence of the increase in speed on architecture and urbanism | Literary architecture, fictitious buildings in world literature


Talks (Selection)

Das 'Paradies' der Abteikirche Maria Laach | Lecture in the frame of the Summer School "Die Vorhalle an mittelalterlichen Kirchenbauten. Form Funktion Bildort", European Center of the Romanesque, Merseburg, September 12, 2019

Maria Laach. Die 'Gewölbefrage' | Lecture in the frame of the 'Forschungsfrühstück' hosted by the Chair of Architectural History and the Department of Historic Building Conservation and Research at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, June 27, 2019

Bauforschung in Maria Laach | Lecture in Maria Laach, September 27, 2017