Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Sill

Professur für Tragsysteme, Konstruieren und Material

Lectureship

  •     since 2013 W2-Professor for the subject " Structural Systems, Construction and Material",
                                     at the Trier University of Applied Sciences, Department of Design, Faculty of Architecture,
                                     Structure theory and constructively advanced design seminars.
  •     WS 2012/13: Representation of the W2 professorship for the subject area "Structural Systems, Construction and Materials",
                                    Department of Design, Faculty of Architecture, Trier University of Applied Sciences.
  •     2008-2012 Assistant Professor with Tenure Track, Clemson University,
                                    School of Architecture, Clemson, South Carolina, USA,
                                    Structure theory and constructively advanced design seminars.
  •     2003-2008 Scientific assistant, Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Architecture,
                                    at the Chair of Structural Design and Construction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Rückert,
                                   Structure theory and constructively advanced design seminars

Professional Practice

  •     2002-2003 Structural engineer, Conzett Bronzini Gartmann AG, Chur, Switzerland,
                                   Design, planning and static calculation of load-bearing structures in building and bridge construction.
  •     1999-2001 Structural engineer, RFR Ingénieurs (Rice, Francis, Ritchie), Paris, France,
                                   Design, planning and static calculation of load-bearing structures in building and bridge construction,
                                   among others collaboration at the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir over the Seine in Paris.
  •     1995-1998 Assistant scientist with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Schlaich,
                                   University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Civil Engineering,
                                   Supervision of the slide archive and preparation of lectures
  •     1994-1995 Trainee in the technical office of the construction company Ed. Züblin AG,
                                  Stuttgart, collaboration in the implementation planning of the WDR-Arkaden, Cologne

Education and training

  •     1992-1999 Studied civil engineering at the University of Stuttgart,
                                 Degree: Diplom-Ingenieur, specialization: structural engineering,
                                 Diploma thesis: "Glass under impact load" by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Sobek.
  •     1997-1999 Studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart.
Peer Reviewer/Publisher
  • seit 2011     Editorial Board Member,
                        JAET Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology,
                        OMICS Publishing Group, Open Access.
  • 2010          Co-Publisher und Peer Reviewer of the International Magazine:
                       Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal
Publications
  •     "Report of the preliminary examination for the expert opinion procedure for the new construction of the Schlossbrücken Rheinsberg",
        Client: Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation, Potsdam, 2004.
  •     "Task collection on the theory of structural mechanics",
        internal publication, Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Architecture, Department of Structural Design and Construction, 2005 (ed.).
  •     Sill, Bernhard; Rückert, Klaus: " House of Glass, Roof of Membrane", presentation of the interdisciplinary approach in the teaching of structural design and construction, Institute of Architecture, Technical University of Berlin, which led to successful contributions to student competitions and a realized membrane roofing,
        Article in: TU intern - Newspaper of the Technical University Berlin, June 2005.
  •     Sill, Bernhard; Rückert, Klaus: "On Convertible Structures: Two Design Proposals for a Retractable Roof (Or How the Movement Shapes the Roof)",
        Conference paper, Adaptables2006, The Netherlands, International Conference on Adaptable Building Structures, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands, July 2006.
  •     "Balancing Composition and Construction - Exploring Architecture Structures at Clemson's Fluid Campus",
        Article in: Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp. 323-350, May 2010.
  •     "Islands of Compression in a Sea of Tension: Exploring and Redefining a Tensegrity Sculpture Built at the Clemson School of Architecture",
        Conference Paper, 6th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, Stream: Engineering, January 20-22, University of California, Los Angeles, CAL, U.S.A.
  •     "Reflections on Kinetic Reticulated Frameworks,
        Conference Paper: ACSA Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture 100th Annual Meeting "Digital Aptitudes", MIT Boston, MA, U.S.A.,
        Thematic Session: 4D Architecture, March 1-4, 2012.
  •     "On the Development of Kinetic Space Frames."
        Conference contribution: IASS-APCS 2012: International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Annual Symposium, Seoul, Korea, May, 21-24, 2012.
  •     "Interrelations of Form, Force and Movement in Convertible Structures",
        Conference contribution: IASS Symposium 2013, Wroclaw, Poland, September 23-27, 2013.
  •     "Parametric Study on the Rolling Truss Typology",
        Conference contribution: Proceedings of Footbridge 2014, 5th International Conference: past, present & future, 16-18 July 2014, Imperial College, London, UK, edited by: Lotte Debell, Helena Russell, published by: Hemming Information Services, London, pp. 236-237.
  •     Wagner, Michael; Firmenich, Pol; Sill, Bernhard; Kasprusch, Frank; Sieveke, Matthias:
        "Irminensteg Trier - Bridging the Moselle with a Shell Structure",
        Conference Paper: Proceedings of the IASS International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Symposium 2015 "Future Visions", Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 17-20 August, 2015.
  •     Sill, Bernhard; Kenkel, Stephan; Weiland, Cynthia; Görgen, Roman; Rappold, Daniel; Kiefer, Benedikt; Fritsch, Michael; Schäfer, Jan:
        "TENSEGRITY goes BLOB - pavillon for the IASS 2015 Expo",
        Conference Paper: Proceedings of the IASS International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Symposium 2015 "Future Visions", Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 17-20 August, 2015.

Room D204

Consultation by appointment

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