M1 | From Building Survey to Building Idea: Maria Laach

  Student at a construction project in Maria Lach Copyright: © Felix Mayer  

As an alternative to the classical architectural design project, the Chair of Architectural History offers a one-semester scientific project work in the field of architectural history/building research. Within the framework of the project, the students work on an independent research question on a concrete historical building.

At the beginning there is a one-week on-site survey of the building, which is prepared as a group work and in which the students are systematically introduced to the methods of historical building research. On this basis, the students, together with the lecturers, develop a clearly defined research topic, which they then pursue in individual work.

The methods of scientific work are taught in the supplementary module: Here students learn how to systematically research literature and image sources, how to record the state of research, how to formulate their own research questions, and how to present the results of their work in a scientifically consistent and clearly structured way in text, drawing, and image.

In the summer term 2019, the educational research project will deal with the architecture of the Romanesque monastery church of Maria Laach.



M1 Student Research Project
M.Sc. | 1st to 3rd semester


Introduction: Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 10am to 4pm, AGes Library
Mentorings: Tuesdays, 10am to 4pm, AGes Library
Excursion: April 23 to 26, 2019 (costs: approximately 200 Euro)
Final crit: Tuesday, July 23, 2019


Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Naujokat
Dr.-Ing. Caroline Helmenstein
Carsten Hensgens, M.Sc.