Uta Pottgiesser

Chair of Heritage & Technology at TU Delft


Uta Pottgiesser, Architect, PhD is Chair of Heritage & Technology at TU Delft (Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment), The Netherlands and also Professor of Building Construction and Materials at OWL UAS (Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture), Germany, where she also served as vice-president (2006-11) and dean (2012-16). From 2016-2019 she was appointed Professor of Interior Architecture at the University of Antwerp (Faculty of Design Sciences), Belgium. Dr. Pottgiesser has more than twenty-seven years experience as a practising architect and researching scientist concerned with the protection, reuse and improvement of the built heritage and environment. Among other organizations, she is a member and vice-chair of Docomomo Germany and a member and chair of 2016 she is Chair of the Docomomo International Specialist Committee of Technology (ISC/T). As a member of the European Facade Network (efn) and a co-founder of the international "Master of Integrated Design (MID)” at OWL UAS, she has been researching, teaching and lecturing internationally. She is a reviewer and (co-) author of several international journals and publications with a focus on construction and heritage topics and acts a jury member in architectural competitions and PhD commissions. Dr. Pottgiesser holds a professional degree as an Architect (1993), graduated with a Diploma in Architecture from TU Berlin (1991) and obtained her PhD (Dr.-Ing.) from TU Dresden (2002), both in Germany, on the topic of “Multi-layered Glass Constructions. Energy and Construction.”