Jörg Rügemer portrait
  • Associate Professor, School Of Architecture
  • Director, Global U: Azores Architectural Travel Studio ARCH 6014, University of Utah Study Abroad Pr, School Of Architecture

Current Courses

Fall 2024

  • ARCH 3611-001
    Found Bldg Tech
    Location: ART 158 (ART 158), ARCH 127 (ARCH 127)
  • ARCH 4010-003
    Arch'l Studio III
  • ARCH 6611-001
    Foundations Bldg Tech I
    Location: ART 158 (ART 158), ARCH 127 (ARCH 127)

Spring 2024

Professional Organizations

  • Architektenkammer Baden-Württemberg. 01/01/2015 - present. Position : Licensed Architect, Member.
  • American Institue of Architects. 12/01/2005 - present. Position : International's Associate, Member.
  • Architektenkammer Nordrhein-Westphalen. 12/01/1997 - 12/31/2014. Position : Licensed Architect, Member.

Teaching Philosophy

Personality, subsidiarity, and solidarity play an important role in my position as a conscientious professional, researcher, and educator. Responsible, free, and creative thinking and acting people are the prerequisite for a successful, sustainable society, in which respectful cohabitation plays a key role. I reflect these principles in all my activities, including the way I teach. Students have talented and inquiring minds; they have to be guided towards critical thinking, questioning, and complex reasoning. They also have to be made aware of ethical and moral issues, including the importance of making a commitment that extends beyond their own self-interest—especially if they have decided to commit to the field of architecture, which brings with it a great responsibility to future generations. While my teaching includes important subject-specific material, I also emphasize broader learning skills and strategies that teach students how to untangle complex problems and how to learn responsible behavior. My professional and research interests have a significant impact on my work in the classroom setting. With my commitment to the synthesis of scholarship and design practice, I am able to demonstrate how stewardship of the built environment can be achieved, and how far its impact reaches beyond the actual field of origin, reinforcing the importance of a holistic point of view and an active involvement in the community at all levels. By coupling my specific focus on a well-designed sustainable built environment with my design interest and a global to local approach, I plant the seeds for many of my students to become successful in a very competitive job market.

Student Projects

  • Design Build Salt Lake City Parcel Study. Eric Blyth, Katja Lund, Mathew Meyers. 07/01/2016 - 12/31/2016

Pedagogical Publications

  • ”Teaching Sustainable Strategies in Architecture and Urban Design by Learning from the Global Perspective” paper presentation at the Passive and Low Energy Architecture PLEA Conference. Quebec City, Canada. Paper published, 06/2009.

Teaching Projects

  • Global U: Azores Architectural Travel Studio. Project Lead: Joerg Ruegemer. Student Tuition 08/21/2023 - present.
  • Design Build Salt Lake City. Project Lead: Jörg Rügemer. Salt Lake City Corporation 07/01/2016 - 04/30/2018. Total Budget: $18,250.00.
  • WUFI Passive Software for Architectural Studio and Class Application. Project Lead: Joerg Ruegemer. University of Utah Teaching Grant 01/2014 - 12/2015. Total Budget: $3,480.00.
  • Certified Passive House Training Program for Architectural Class Application. Project Lead: Joerg Ruegemer. UofU Teaching Grant 11/2012 - 08/2013. Total Budget: $3,450.00.