Stegreif | Impulses from building practice

  Impulse Grafik © iPE  

The job description of architects, urban planners and project developers is diverse. At the same time, the building industry is subject to constant change. Current issues such as climate change, the energy transition, etc. are constantly bringing new challenges that shape our buildings and the work of those involved in the building and planning process. 

As part of the impromptu programme, students have the opportunity to gain an insight into the diversity of architects' everyday work and to engage in direct exchange with those involved in building practice. Participants are invited to attend the lectures in the iMPULSE series of events in the summer semester. 

In a written term paper, the findings on the various perspectives from building practice as well as the effects of current challenges will be summarised. Finally, the students are to reflect on the extent to which the impulses have affected their views on the various professional profiles of planners as well as their personal further career.

The aim of the seminar is to gain insights into the various fields of activity of architects, urban planners and project developers. Participation in all lectures of the iMPULSE event series is mandatory to pass the impromptu.


M.Sc. Architecture


Compulsory elective module

Number of participants 30
Processing Individual work
SWS 0,5
ECTS 1,5

Course and exam via RWTHonline

Submission written work

26.04.2022 15:00-15:30, Introductory session

Lectures (scheduled):

26.04.2022 16:00 – 18:00
10.05.2022 16:00 – 18:00
31.05.2022 16:00 – 18:00
14.06.2022 16:00 – 18:00
12.07.2022 16:00 – 18:00
Deadline: 03.08.2022 (print submission and digital via RWTHmoodle)

Tutors Lisa von Wittenhorst, M.Sc. RWTH
Hannah Viergutz, M.Sc. RWTH
Univ.- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elisabeth Beusker