Jörg Rügemer

AJR – Atelier Jörg Rügemer


Jörg Rügemer graduated with an M.Arch. from SCI-Arc in Los Angeles and received a Diplom-Ingenieur Architekt from the University of Cologne, Germany. He has worked internationally for large architectural firms, including Frank O. Gehry in Los Angeles and Bothe Richter Teherani in Hamburg. Between 2004 and 2008, he maintained an architectural practice in Shanghai with partners from Berlin and Shanghai, where he was in charge of designing large masterplanned developments and densified housing projects.

He taught as a professor of architecture at several universities in Germany, as well as Florida International University in Miami. Since 2006, he is a professor for sustainable design at the School of Architecture, University of Utah, where he focuses on resilient and cost-effective high-performance buildings. Rügemer has received numerous international architectural awards and scholarships, including 16 placements in international architectural and urban design competitions, and many awards for his completed work.

His most recent project is the Field of Dreams Eco-Community, in which he designs, in close collaboration with Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity, a 20-unit superefficient and cost-effective development for people in need. The overall goal of this collaboration will be to create a long-term relationship between the School of Architecture and the Community Partner, to create a Design Build Salt Lake City program for the school’s students.

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