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The Institute for Design Strategies is managed by a board of professors and staff members as a Team. The advisory board assists them in an advisory capacity.

The IDS currently employs eight professors and numerous project-related staff. Currently, four doctoral students are supervised at the IDS in cooperation with the TU Delft.

In 2022, the IDS already received 720,027 euros in third-party funding.



Chairman of the Board


  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Arztmann, Facade Construction
  • Prof. Dr. Axel Häusler, Digitale Medien und Entwerfen
  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing Oliver Hall, Stadtplanung und städtebauliches Entwerfen
  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Nether, Produktdesign und Ergonomie
  • Prof.'in Dr.-Ing. Uta Pottgiesser, Baukonstruktion und Baustoffe
  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Rohler, Freiraumplanung im städtebaulichen Kontext
  • Prof. Hans Sachs, CAAD | Computer Aided Architectural Design
  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Jens-Uwe Schulz, Tragwerkslehre und Entwerfen
  • M. A. Johanna Julia Dorf| Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Advisory Board
  • Ulrich Burmeister, Heinrich Böll Stiftung NRW
  • Petra Eggert-Höfel, Bau- und Siedlungsgenossenschaft Kreis Herford eG
  • Prof. h.c. Dr.-Ing. Winfried Heusler, Schüco International KG
  • Mark Jäckel, Goldbeck GmbH
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Krahl, Präsident TH OWL
  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Moebus, Institut für Urban Public Health, Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nicole Pfoser, HS für Wirtschaft und Umwelt, Nürtingen-Geislingen

Annual reports

IDS Annual Report 2021


The human habitat (or human habitat) is at the intersection of our built, lived, and natural environments-a complex system fueled by unchecked economic growth and challenged by population growth, climate change, resource scarcity, and social inequality. The 2021 Annual Report shows how the Institute for Design Strategies (IDS) has established itself as a new research institution in the field, collaborating interdisciplinarily with the information, health, and engineering sciences to contribute to the conservation of the human habitat through innovative and creative approaches.