Jurgen Bauer
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Juergen Bauer, Dipl. Ing. Architekt RIAI, trained as an Architect in Germany and Switzerland.
He graduated from Braunschweig Technical University in 1993 and then practiced in Architectural offices in Braunschweig, Munich and Berlin. While working at HENN Architects in Berlin, he gained specific experience in “Architectural Programming” i.e. project brief development and master planning.
He moved to Ireland in 2006 and joined the former Waterford Institute of Technology, which is now SETU Waterford. 
Juergen has lectured in the Department of Architecture, also serving as a year tutor and course leader. He has undertaken research in Architectural Acoustics and “Soundscape”. Currently, Juergen is the Departmental Project Coordinator of “Building Change 2022 - 2025”, an Irish initiative to prepare architectural education for climate change adaptation, circular economy and more resilient urban development. 
Juergen has been engaging in International cooperation on behalf of SETU for many years, helping to build up exchange with partners in Europe and Japan. He is a chartered member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland RIAI and the German Chamber of Architects.


Professional Training

April 2001        

Certificate “Gebaeude-Energieberater / Building Energy Consultant”, Kassel University, Germany

May 1993        

Graduation “Diplom-Ingenieur (Architecture)”, Braunschweig Technical University, Germany


Architectural Studies at Braunschweig Technical University, Germany, and ETH Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland


Professional Practice
2006 - present

Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at SETU(formerly Waterford Institute of Technology), Waterford, Ireland

2006 – present    

Architect at AHA Architects Tramore/Waterford

1997 - 2005        

Architect, Henn Architekten, Munich and Berlin

1993 - 1997

Architect, Woldt Floss & Partner Architekten, Salzgitter/Braunschweig, Germany



From April 2022    

Coordinator of “BUILDING CHANGE Resilient Design Curricula” in SETU Department of Architecture (HCI Human Caputal Initiative 2022 - 2025 : review, development and implementation of climate-adaptive design strategies and green technologies
2020 -2023        

Focus on lecturing in 3rd year of the B Arch Programme, in cooperation with “EwB” (Engineers without Borders Ireland) and with emphasis on regional resilient design strategies

From Sept 2020    

Coordinator of Industrial Placements for Students in the Department of Architecture


Invited lecture: “A  Sense of Village - Housing and Community Design for Older People”

JSPS funded Seminar on Community Care in Japan and Ireland (JSPS = Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) at the Coast Guard Station, Tramore Development Trust, Co. Waterford, in cooperation with UCD Dublin and Chiba University Japan

2016 - 2018        

Introduced and delivered BREEAM AG - the BREEAM Accredited Graduate Programme to the Department of Architecture in cooperation with the Department of the Built Environment (BREEAM = Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method)


Invited Discussion leader at licentiate seminar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Division of Applied Acoustics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (S) for PhD Candidate Laura Estévez Mauriz, on her thesis: The urban space and the sound environment: tools and approaches.


Invited Lecture: ‘What is a Smart City beyond IT, Energy and Mobility Management?’ The smart city concept by comparing international urban patterns, drawing on observations from Ireland and Japan from an Urban Design Perspective; "Eco-Urbanites", International Multidisciplinary Symposium in Comparative Urban Studies, Trinity Centre for Asian Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland  


Invited Lecture: “Class Room Acoustics – from an Architect's perspective” 28th Noise Abatement Day, Berlin 2015 at SONORUS Winterschool Ghent, Belgium


Invited lecture: “Listening as Design Method – Experiences and Proposals”; ITA Institute for Technical Acoustics, RWTH University, Aachen, Germany


Invited lecture: “Hoeren als Entwurfsmethode / Listening as Design Method – How Hearing Experience can Contribute to Architectural Design”; Berlin Technical University, Germany, Institute of Fluid Dynamics and Engineering Acoustics

From Jan 2006    

Appointed Lecturer in Architecture in Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland (now SETU)


Studio Master for 2nd year studio in the B Arch Programme in Waterford Institute of Technology (now SETU)

2007 – 2010        

Course leader in the BSc Arch Programme in Waterford Institute of Technology (now SETU)


Guest professor at UNAM, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, Faculdad de Arquitectura

Research on  Acoustics

Greg Watts & Juergen Bauer (2021): 
Tranquillity trails – Design, implementation and benefits for healthy leisure, World Leisure Journal

J. Bauer: The new ISO-standard on “Soundscape” - Maximizing the benefit for the Architectural design process. 
Internoise Hamburg (Germany) 2016. Proceedings.

Invited paper at the 166th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America Providence, USA,
“Clues from the Brief, from the Site and from the Users – Architectural Design and Soundscape”

Invited paper at DAGA 2014 
(Annual meeting of DEGA German Society of Acoustics, Oldenburg, Germany)
“Der Soundscape-Ansatz als ”Common Ground” für Akustiker und Architekten /The Soundscape approach as Common Ground for Acousticians and Architects”

Invited paper at the 166th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America San Francisco, USA,
“Standards vs. Off-Standards in the Soundscape Design Process”

Invited paper at the 21st International Congress on Acoustics ICA, Montreal, Canada,
"The practical SoundLab for Architects: Sound Parameters as a Design Tool"

Invited paper at the 164th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Kansas City, USA, "The Sound-absorbing City – New Ideas for Living Environments around Airports”

Invited paper at IAPS 2012, Glasgow, UK, (International Association People Environment Studies)
“How Does the Building Sound? Developing a Hearing Aid for Architects”

May 2012
Invited paper at the 163rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (Acoustics 2012), Hong Kong, China:
“From Noise Control to Sound Design: the Class Room as a Soundscape Project”

Publication in Zeitschrift fuer Laermbekaempfung 4/09 (Journal for Noise Control, Dusseldorf, Germany)
“Wie kommt das Hoeren in den Entwurf?/ How does Hearing get into Architectural Design?”

Invited paper at the 155th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (Acoustics 2008), Paris, France:
“How is Hearing heard in 2nd Year Architectural Design Education?”

Invited paper at the 149th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Vancouver, Canada, about the idea of an “Audio-Visual Workshop”. (Joint paper with Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp)


Recent CPD / Completed courses since 2014 (certified):

Nature-based Solutions for Disaster and Climate Resilience
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 2021

Visualising the Birth of Modern Tokyo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 2021

Klima-Anpassungsmassnahmen im Aussen- und Innenraum /
Strategies and Good Practice Approaches for Climate Adaptation in Building and Urban Public Realm
Stuttgart University, Germany, Level-9-Module, 2020

Train the trainer Course Retrofit to NZEB
Mosart Architects, Tomas O’Leary, On-Campus-Course, Ireland, 2019

Smart Cities – Management of Smart Urban Infrastructures
EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, 2017

Management of Urban Infrastructures
EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, 2016

Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate
Cologne University of Applied Science, Germany, 2015

What a Plant Knows (and other things you didn’t know about plants)
Tel Aviv University, Israel, 2015

Villes africaines: Introduction à la planification urbaine /
African cities: An Introduction to Urban Planning
EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, 2015

Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies
EPLF Lausanne, Switzerland, 2014

International Organisations Management
University de Geneva, Switzerland, 2014

Søren Kierkegaard - Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity
University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2014

On Strategy : What Managers Can Learn from Philosophy
Ecole Centrale de Paris, France,  2014

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Diplom-Ingenieur (Architecture), Technische Universität Braunschweig


External positions

Architect, Aha Architecture

2006 → …

Architect, Henn Architekten


Architect, Woldt Floss & Partner Architekten



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