Jörg Rügemer

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

Jörg Rügemer portrait
  • Associate Professor, School Of Architecture

Biography

Education

  • Master of Architecture, Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture
  • Diplom-Ingenieur Architekt, Architecture, Fachhochschule Köln

Honors & Awards

  • First Prize, Salt Lake City Home Innovation Competition: [2016:Slim House]. The result will be build as a Pilot Study between 01/2017 and 06/2017. Salt Lake City, UT, 01/2017. As part of the winning contract, a series of 4 additional buildings on odd lots are planned throughout 2017-2021. Salt Lake City Housing and Neighborhood Development HAND, 01/02/2017
  • AWARD, FINALIST, PRIVATE HOUSE XS CATEGORY, 2016 TREFOIL RANCH GIRL SCOUT CABINS. The National Building Museum in Washington DC, 09/09/2016
  • American-Architects Building of the Week: “Project:ARCHITECTURE: Girl Scout of Utah Summer Cabins. American-Architects , 07/13/2016
  • Celebrate U - A Showcase of Extraordinary Faculty Achievements. University of Utah, 03/09/2016
  • Architizer A+ Award Finalist The Girl Scouts Utah Summer Cabins Typology category: Residential Private House XS category . Architizer, 03/2016
  • Celebrating Excellence in Wood Structures: 2014-15 North American Wood Design Award Winners: "Project:ARCHITECTURE: The Girl Scouts Cabins in Provo Canyon, Utah." . Canadian Wood Council, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 10/2015
  • 2. Prize, VDI-Competition: Integrated Planning: “Energy-Efficient Highrise,” Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, Fall Studio: Slim Tower. May 2015. VDI Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V. , 05/22/2015
  • 2015 Wood Design Regional Excellence Award: „Project:ARCHITECTURE: Project:ARCHITECTURE: The Girl Scouts Cabins in Provo Canyon, Utah." Oakland, California, 2015. In collaboration with Erin Carraher. WoodWorks, 01/2015
  • AIA Utah Honor Design Award: „Project:ARCHITECTURE: The Girl Scouts Cabins in Provo Canyon, Utah." Salt Lake City, Utah, 2014. In collaboration with Erin Carraher. American Institute of Architects, Utah Chapter, 10/2014
  • AIA Utah Distinguished Service Award: „Project:ARCHITECTURE: The Girl Scouts Cabins in Provo Canyon, Utah." Salt Lake City, Utah, 2014. In collaboration with Erin Carraher. American Institute of Architects, Utah Chapter, 10/2014
  • AIA Utah Urban Design Merit Award: “Sixtynine-Seventy – The Spaces Inbetween“, International Urban Design Competition. Atelier Jörg Rügemer in Urban Art Lab Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City 2013. American Institute of Architects, Utah Chapter, 10/2014
  • Design Arts Utah, Juror Award Winner: „Project:ARCHITECTURE: The Girl Scouts Cabins in Provo Canyon, Utah." Salt Lake City, Utah, 2014. In collaboration with Erin Carraher. Utah Arts Council, 06/2014
  • Design Arts Utah Award: “The Denver Superefficient Housing Challenge”. Principal Investigator, design studio instructor for ARCH 6016, Fall 2013. Salt Lake City, Utah, 2014. Utah Arts Council, 06/2014
  • Research and Teaching Fellowship Abroad. German Academic Exchange Service, German Federal Ministry of Education and Reseach, 05/31/2014
  • Merit Award: “Neubebauung Rentzelstraße Hamburg“, Invited international architectural design competition. $12,500. Atelier Jörg Rügemer. Hamburg, Germany 2014. Projekt Entwicklungs GmbH, City of Hamburg, 05/2014
  • Honorable Mention Award. „PROJECT:ARCHITECTURE: The Girl Scouts Cabins in Provo Canyon, Utah." Public Interest Design Award 2014. In collaboration with Erin Carraher. SEED Awards, 04/2014
  • 2013-2014 ACSA Collaborative Practice Award. „PROJECT:ARCHITECTURE: The Girl Scouts Cabins in Provo Canyon, Utah." Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. In collaboration with Erin Carraher. Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 02/2014
  • 2013-2014 ACSA Diversity Achievement Award. „PROJECT:ARCHITECTURE: The Girl Scouts Cabins in Provo Canyon, Utah." Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. In collaboration with Erin Carraher. Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 02/2014
  • Utah Divison of Arts & Museums: “What is Your Re?“ Salt Lake City, 2014. 1,600$. In collaboration with Charlotte Greub, Salt Lake City. Utah Divison of Arts & Museums, 01/2014
  • Public Choice Award: “The Denver Superefficient Housing Challenge”. Rocky Mountain Institute, Denver Housing Authority. Principal Investigator, Design Studio Instructor for ARCH 6016, Fall 2013. Denver 2014. Rocky Mountain Institute, Denver Housing Authority, 01/2014
  • 20 Award-Winning Projects of 2013: 125 Haus has been chosen among the 20 best award-winning green projects of 2013 the United States. Green Projects Guide, Hanley Wood. Atelier Jörg Rügemer. http://bit.ly/125HAUS. See also Published Reviews of Architectural Work. Hanley Wood, 08/2013
  • Residential Design Award: “125 Haus in Park City, Utah.” . American Institute of Architecture, 06/2013
  • Design Arts Utah Award: “125 Haus in Park City, Utah.”. Utah Arts Council, Salt Lake City, Utah., 05/2013
  • First Prize/Jury Award: “Sixtynine-Seventy – The Spaces Inbetween“, International Urban Design Competition. American Institute of Architecture, 04/2013
  • Kennecott Copper/Rio Tinto Utah Research Award: “Utah Lab House.” . Kennecott Copper/Rio Tinto Utah, 01/2013
  • American Institute of Architecture AIA Utah Design Award: “125 Haus in Park City, Utah.” . American Institute of Architecture, 10/2012
  • 2010-2011 ACSA Creative Achievement Award: “Integrated Technology in Architecture Program (I TAP)." In collaboration with Ryan Smith, 2011. Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 04/2011
  • Design Arts Utah Award “The Director’s Office, School of Architecture, University of Utah.” “Grunewald Manufacturing Facilities, Bocholt, Germany.” Utah Arts Council, Salt Lake City, UT, 2010. Utah Arts Council, 05/2010
  • American Institute of Architects AIA Upjohn Award:” Energy Efficiency Benchmarks for Housing.” In collaboration with Ryan Smith, 2009. American Institute of Architects AIA, 12/2009
  • Design Arts Utah Award: “Summit Park Treehouse, Summit Park, UT.” Utah Arts Council, Salt Lake City, UT, 2009. Utah Arts Council, Salt Lake City, UT, 05/2009
  • Professor of the Year Award. College of Architecture and Planning, University of Utah, 2009. College of Architecture and Planning, 05/2009
  • Design Arts Utah Award: “Summit Park Treehouse, Summit Park, UT.” Utah Arts Council, Salt Lake City, UT, 2009. Utah Arts Council, 05/2009
  • Purchase Prize (Merit Award): “Shopping Center Heidelberg-Rohrbach.” Invited architectural competition, City of Heidelberg, Germany, 2008. City of Heidelberg, 10/2008
  • Best Architects Award 2008 for Germany, Switzerland, Austria: “Lidl-Superstore am Alten Meßplatz, Mannheim, Germany.” Zinnobergruen GmbH, Germany . Zinnobergruen GmbH, 10/2008
  • Design Arts Utah 2008 Award: “Lidl-Superstore am Alten Meßplatz, Mannheim, Germany.” Utah Arts Council, Salt Lake City, UT, 2008. Utah Arts Council, 05/2008
  • Nomination German Architecture Prize: “Lidl-Superstore am Alten Meßplatz, Mannheim, Germany.” Organization for the German Architecture Prize, Karl Kraemer Verlag Stuttgart, Germany 2007. Organization for the German Architecture Prize, Karl Kraemer Verlag Stuttgart, 10/2007
  • First Prize: “Hangtou Train Station, Shanghai.” Limited international architectural and urban competition. City of Shanghai, Shanghai Train Authority, 2007. Rügemer in KoopX. City of Shanghai, Shanghai Train Authority, 09/2007
  • Purchase Prize (Merit Award): “Cultural-Scientific Center and Library for the Department of Philosophy.” Limited European wide architectural competition, University of Göttingen, Germany, 2007. University of Goettingen, 08/2007
  • Merit Award for Outstanding Buildings: “Lidl-Superstore am Alten Meßplatz, Mannheim, Germany.” City of Mannheim, Germany, 2007. City of Mannheim, 05/2007
  • First Prize: “Caohejing-Pujiang High Tech Park, Shanghai.” Limited international architectural and urban competition. City of Caohejing / Shanghai, 2007. Rügemer in KoopX. City of Caohejing / Shanghai, 04/2007
  • Merit Award, Sustainable Urban Renewal Prize 2000-2006: “Lidl-Superstore am Alten Meßplatz, Mannheim, Germany.” City of Mannheim, 2007. City of Mannheim, 04/2007
  • German Facade Prize Special Prize: “Lidl-Superstore am Alten Meßplatz, Mannheim, Germany.” FVHF Fachverband Baustoffe und Bauteile für vorgehängte hinterlüftete Fassaden, Munich 2007. FVHF Fachverband Baustoffe und Bauteile für vorgehängte hinterlüftete Fassaden, 01/2007
  • Second Prize: “Putoa-Shenru Subzentrum, Shanghai.” Limited international architectural and urban competition. Shanghai Planning Authority, Shanghai 2005. Rügemer in KoopX. Shanghai Planning Authority, 05/2005
  • First Prize: “City Extension Dongying.” Limited international urban competition. City of Dongying, Dongying Planning Authority, 2005. Rügemer in KoopX. City of Dongying, Dongying Planning Authority, 05/2005
  • Second Prize: “Shanghai Waitanyuan.” Limited international competition. City of Shanghai, 2004. Rügemer in KoopX. City of Shanghai, 11/2004
  • Purchase Prize (Merit Award): “Housing for Elderly, Bürmoos, Austria.” Limited international competition. Bürmoos Housing Authority, Austria 2004. Bürmoos Housing Authority, 08/2004
  • Finalist: “Community Center Vaterstetten, Germany.” 2-phase architectural competition. City of Vaterstetten, Germany 2004. City of Vaterstetten, 03/2004
  • Second Prize: “Generations Reside, Bielefeld.” Limited architectural competition. Bielefeld Housing Authority, Bielefeld, Germany 2003. Bielefeld Housing Authority, 05/2003
  • Shortlisted: “Les Épaves - Europan 7, Wolfisheim - Eckbolsheim, France.” International architectural and urban competition, 2003. European Union, 05/2003
  • First Prize: “Kurpfalzachse Mannheim, Germany.” Limited international urban competition. AJJMR Metz Rügemer Architekten, Berlin. City of Mannheim, Department of Planning, Germany, 2002. City of Mannheim, 09/2002
  • First Prize: Teaching Award. School of Architecture, Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany, 2001. School of Architecture, Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, 05/2001

Biography

Dipl.-Ing. M.Arch (SCI-Arc) Jörg Rügemer, Architekt AKBW, Assoc. AIA, Associate Professor for Sustainable Design

Jörg Rügemer graduated with a master’s degree of architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. Additional studies include his architectural diploma at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany, as well as meteorology at the University of Cologne. Mr. Rügemer is a licensed architect in Germany and eligible to practice in all countries of the European Union. He is an associate member of the AIA. Rügemer has taught in Germany at the University of Karlsruhe, as well as Cottbus University of Technology, where he was the chair of Architectural Design and CAD. Other assignments include the Bremen University of Applied Sciences, and Florida International University in Miami, where he served as the Director for Digital Design. He has taught traditional, virtual, interdisciplinary, and sustainable architectural and urban design studios, architectural and digital representation, multimedia and communication classes, and design fundamentals. His appointment at the School of Architecture at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where he teaches sustainable architecture, brought him to Utah in 2006.

         Rügemer has received numerous awards and scholarships, including the first prize in the internationally open urban design competition 6970 in Salt Lake City; a 2015 Wood Design Regional Excellence Award; a 2014 Merit Award for a 300,000 square feet Mixed-Use housing development competition in Hamburg that is entirely designed to the Passive House standard; a 2014 AIA Utah Honor Design award; a 2014 ACSA Diversity Achievement Award and Collaborative Practice Award; a 2013 Residential Design Award; a 2012 AIA Utah Design Award; a 2011 ACSA Creative Design Achievement Award; a 2010 AIA Upjohn Award; the 2009 Professor of the Year Award at the College of Architecture and Planning, University of Utah; and the 2001 Teaching Prize at Cottbus University of Technology, Germany. Furthermore he received a fellowship from both the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD in Bonn and the German Federal Ministry for Research and Education BMBF; a book grant from the Southern California Institute of Architecture; a scholarships from the Carl Duisburg Society in Cologne and the German Academic Exchange Service in Bonn, Germany, of which he was a member of the commission of the selection panel for new exchange fellows in the field of architecture between 2000-2012 and 2014-2015. Exhibitions include displays at the Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City; the Design Arts Utah 2010 exhibition in Salt Lake City; the BEA International Gallery in Miami; the Art Museum of Western Virginia; the Bauhaus University Weimar; and the Forum for Current Architecture in Cologne, Germany. Among other things, Rügemer’s portfolio includes 16 placements in international competitions, 6 completed projects, many scholarly publications, and numerous international lectures on sustainable architectural and urban design, design strategies, and virtual design.

         In the field of professional architecture, Rügemer has worked with firms like Anshen + Allen Architects, San Francisco, Frank o. Gehry and Associates, Santa Monica, and Bothe Richter Teherani Architects, Hamburg, before he started his own architectural firm in Berlin in 2001. Between 2004 and 2008, he was professionally active in China, where he maintained an office in Shanghai with partners from Berlin. The firm’s focus was on energy efficient buildings and architectural concepts that include all aspects of sustainability as part of the design process. His firm was included in the 2006 Shanghai Ecobuild, an international conference and exhibition on sustainable buildings.

         Besides other awarded projects, AJR’s realized case study of a sustainable, contemporary discount superstore in Mannheim, Germany, was distinguished with several German and U.S. architectural and design awards, including a nomination for the Deutscher Architekturpreis (German Architecture Prize); the project got widely published in Europe. The 125 Haus in Park City, Utah, which was completed in October 2011, is a research-based case study that became Utah’s most energy-efficient and cost-effective residential building. A two-year Post-Occupancy monitoring phase successfully concluded the study in late 2013. The data was compared to other research findings Prof. Rügemer is involved in at his research work at the University of Utah. The Girl Scouts of Utah Summer Cabins, which were completed in summer 2014, became another highly sustainable, visible and nationally awarded and exhibited project.

         Jörg Rügemer’s research in highly energy-efficient and cost-effective buildings, design strategies, systems, and Post-Occupancy building monitoring is funded through grants from the Department of Energy Building America Program, the Boston Society of Architects BSA, the AIA Upjohn Award program, the University of Utah, and Rio Tinto Kennecott Copper Utah. Supported by the fellowship of the DAAD and BMBF, Jörg spent the 2014/15 academic year on sabbatical from his home University in Salt Lake City at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT, which is the University of the State of Baden-Württemberg and the National Research Center of the Helmholtz Association, where he focused on net-zero and active building design strategies.

         His latest project is the Field of Dreams Eco-Community, in which he designs, in close collaboration with Habitat for Humanity in Salt Lake City, a 20-unit superefficient and cost-effective development for people in need. The overall goal of this collaboration will be to create a long-term relationship between the School of Architecture and the Community Partner, to create a Design Build Salt Lake City program for the school’s students.

Affiliations

  • Architektenkammer Baden-Württemberg (AKBW), Registered professional architect, 01/01/2015 - present
  • Associate AIA, The American Institute of Architects (Assoc AIA), Associate Member, 08/2005 - present
  • Integrated Technology in Architecture Center (ITAC), Co-Director, 10/2009 - present
  • United States Green Building Council Utah Chapter (USGBC), Chapter Secretary, 04/2011 - present
  • United States Green Building Council Utah Chapter (USGBC), Chapter Treasurer, 04/2010 - 04/2011
  • Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE), Member, 06/2012 - present
  • Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Member, Reviewer, 06/2005 - 06/2009
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Member of the Board for applicants of scholarships abroad, 12/2000 - 12/2012
  • Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (ECAADE), Member, reviewer, 06/2001 - 06/2006
  • Architektenkammer Nordrhein-Westfalen (AKNW), Registered Architect, 12/01/1997 - 12/31/2015

In the Media

Languages

  • English, fluent.
  • German, fluent.
  • French, basic.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • China
  • Western Europe