Petra Liedl, The University of Texas at Austin


Petra Liedl's current focus in teaching and research are sustainable transformation processes in an inter- and transdisciplinary environment. She has been dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of the interaction of culture, climate, buildings, and energy with an interdisciplinary approach in teaching, research and practice. As faculty co-advisor of the NexusHaus, she was supporting the UT/TUM's entry for U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 competition, where they won several awards. The goal was to design, develop and build a modular, prefabricated, affordable water and energy efficient accessory dwelling unit as a new housing product, ensuring the viability and compatibility of its integration into the existing infrastructure of the neighborhood. Interdisciplinary orientation and practical relevance is the basis for Petra Liedl`s work.

She has been developing user-friendly planning tools particularly for the conceptual stage of integrated planning projects in an international context. These tools allow architects and investors to follow the interaction between climate and building parameters and help them to evaluate their design with respect to comfort and energy in a fast and cost-effective way.



2007 – 2011 PhD scholarship, IGSSE TUM

2011 Dr. Ing. (summa cum laude), Faculty of Architecture, TUM

2001 Diploma in Engineering, Faculty of Architecture, TUM


Fellowships and Awards

Since 2017 Board member, IGSSE, TUM

Since 2016 Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, TUM

Since 2012 Fellow, Center for Sustainable Design, UT Austin

2011 Dr. Marschall Award for outstanding doctoral thesis, TUM

2008 – 2009 Associate, Foundation Neue Verantwortung, Berlin

2005 – 2015 Founding member, Board member, Association ClimaDesign, TUM