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Dipl.-Eng., M.Eng. Building Restoration Sonja Schelbach

Architecture

Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning (REAP)

Sonja Schelbach studied architecture at the universities of Oldenburg and Hamburg. The practical semester she did in an architect´s office in Mooloolaba in Queensland, Australia.

After graduating in 2000 she worked as a freelancer in planning and architectural firms. From 2006 she studied the four-semester master's degree “Restoration of old buildings” at the University of Karlsruhe. The Master Thesis was the conversion of a church in Saarbrücken build in the 1950's.

Afterwards, she was a freelancer in an architectural office and at the Heritage Office Hamburg.

Since February 2009 Sonja Schelbach works at the HCU Hamburg. First as a coordinator in the department of architecture, since April 2010 as a research assistant of Professor Dietrich in the research project USE efficiency and as his Ph.D. student.

Focus of Research:

Learning from traditional architecture
Improvement of the energy efficiency of existing buildings

Research Group - Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning (REAP):

  • Information on REAP Research Group is located here.
  • Information on REAP projects is located here.

Dissertation:

Dissertation

Dissertation started in October 2010. The working title is:
Learning from traditional architecture

Investigation into the applicability of resource-efficient strategies of planning and building, drawing on the example of traditional houses in Thessaloniki, Greece

Supervisor is Prof. Dr. rer. nat Udo Dietrich - more ...

Teaching

MA Architecture in WS 2010/11:
Seminar:  Construction and Technology, Redevelopment concept and improvement of the energy efficiency of the university buildings in Hebebrandstraße 1, CityNord
MA REAP in WS 2010/11:
Project III, Sustainable Campus Design at Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece
BA and MA Architecture in SS 2010:
Elective course: Climate Responsive Architecture, looking at historic buildings
BA and MA Architecture in WS 09/10:
Elective course: Climate Responsive Architecture, looking at historic buildings

Contact

HafenCity University Hamburg

REAP Research Group
Überseeallee 16 
D-20457 Hamburg

Room 4.107
Tel.: +49 40 42827-5096

sonja.schelbach(at)hcu-hamburg.de