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Mr. Juergen Bauer Dipl. Ing. Architekt MRIAI MRIBA

Title:

Architect / Lecturer

School/ Department:

Engineering - Architecture

Telephone:

+353 0 51302245

Room Name/ Num:

Staff Office The Granary

Campus:

The Granary

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My Biography

Professional Training

1993

Graduation “Diplom-Ingenieur (Architecture)”

Braunschweig Technical University, Germany

1986-1993

Architectural Studies

Braunschweig Technical University, Germany

Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

 

Professional Experience

2006 - present

Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland

1997 - 2005

Henn Architekten, Munich and Berlin, Germany

1993 - 1997

Woldt Floss & Partner Architekten, Salzgitter, Germany

 

Professional Affiliations

Full Member of RIAI (Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland)

Chartered Member of RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)

Chartered Member of AKH (Architekten- und Stadtplanerkammer Hessen, Germany)

Chartered Member of AKSH (Architekten- und Ingenieurkammer Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

BREEAM Associate

Member of ASA (Acoustical Society of America)

Member of DEGA (German Society of Acoustics)

Research

Research Area

"Sound in Architecture and Urban Design: how the Soundscape approach and the design process can contribute to one another"

Definition of Soundscape 1

"An environment of sound (or sonic environment) with emphasis on the way it is perceived and understood by the individual, or by a society. It thus depends on the relationship between the individual and any such environment. The term may refer to actual environments, or to abstract constructions such as musical compositions and tape montages, particularly when considered as an artificial environment" (see: http://www.sfu.ca/sonic-studio/handbook/Soundscape.html retrieved Oct 2013).

Definition of Soundscape 2

“Acoustic environment as perceived or experienced and/or understood by a person or people, in context” (see ISO-standard 12913-1 “Part 1: Acoustics - Soundscape - Definition and conceptual framework”, September 2014)

Papers / Publications

J. Bauer: The new ISO-standard on “Soundscape” - Maximizing the benefit for the Architectural design process. Internoise Hamburg (Germany) 2016. Proceedings: ISSN 0105-175x / ISBN 978-3-939296-11-9; http://pub.dega-akustik.de/IN2016/data/index.html

J. Bauer: Clues from the brief, from the site and from the users. Architectural design and soundscape. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 135 , 2148 (2014) ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4876003

J. Bauer: Der Soundscape-Ansatz als ”Common Ground” für Akustiker und Architekten. DAGA Oldenburg (Germany) 2014. Proceedings (CD)

J. Bauer: Standards vs off-standards in the soundscape design process. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 134 , 4021 (2013) ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4830680

J. Bauer: The practical SoundLab for architects: Sound parameters as a design tool. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 133 , 3371 (2013) ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4805783

J. Bauer: The sound-absorbing city - New ideas for living environments around airports. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 132 , 1925 (2012) ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4755065

J. Bauer: From noise control to sound design: the class room as a soundscape project. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 131 , 3437 (2012) ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4708897

J. Bauer: How does the building sound? Developing a hearing aid for architects. 22nd International Association People-Environment Studies Conference, Glasgow, UK (2012)

J. Bauer: Wie kommt das Hoeren in den Entwurf? Ein Versuch im zweiten Studienjahr im Fachbereich Architektur am Waterford Institute of Technology in Irland; in: Laermbekaempfung 4/2009, pp. 171 – 173, Duesseldorf, Germany (2009)

J. Bauer: How is hearing heard in second year architectural design education? J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 123 , 3807 (2008) ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.2935518

J. Bauer, B. Schulte-Fortkamp: How does hearing get into architectural design? J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 117 , 2550 (2005) ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4788481

 

Guest Lectures etc

Invited as discussion leader at licentiate seminar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Division of Applied Acoustics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (S) (April 2017) for PhD Candidate Laura Estévez Mauriz, on her thesis: The urban space and the sound environment: tools and approaches. http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cee/calendar/Pages/Laura-Esteves-Mauriz---Applied-Acoustics.aspx

J. Bauer: 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 (2017); http://www.eco-urbanites.com/

J. Bauer: Akustik im Klassenraum – aus der Sicht eines Architekten; 18. Tag gegen Lärm, Berlin (2015) – Class Room Acoustics – from an Architect's perspective; 28th Noise Abatement Day, Berlin (2015)

J. Bauer: Urban Sound Planning in the bigger Context. SONORUS Winterschool on Urban Sound Planning, Ghent University, Belgium (2013)

J. Bauer: Hoeren als Entwurfsmethode ? - Der „audiovisuelle“ Entwurfsansatz. Hearing as a Design Method ? – the “Audiovisual" Design Workshop. ITA Institute of Technical Acoustics, RWTH Aachen University, Germany (2013)

J. Bauer: Hoeren als Entwurfsmethode – wie Hoererfahrungen zum (Architektur-)Entwurf und zur (Bau-)Planung beitragen. Department of Pschoacoustics and Noise Effects, Institute of Engineering Acoustics, Berlin Technical University, Germany (2012)

Teaching

2017

Invited as discussion leader at licentiate seminar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Division of Applied Acoustics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (S), 26 April 2017, for PhD Candidate Laura Estévez Mauriz, on her thesis: The urban space and the sound environment: tools and approaches.

http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cee/calendar/Pages/Laura-Esteves-Mauriz---Applied-Acoustics.aspx

2017

Participant at [BUILDING BRIDGES] Erasmus Staff Week for Architecture, Department of Architecture, Hochschule Karlsruhe (D), March 2017,

https://www.hs-karlsruhe.de/fakultaeten/fk-ab/veranstaltungen/building-bridges-erasmus-staff-week-for-architecture-2017.html

2016

Introduced and Delivered BREEAM AG Course in W.I.T. School of Engineering as first Third-level-Institution in Ireland (in cooperation with the Department of the Built Environment)

Presented BREEAM AG Course Outline to French Guest Students from CESI (in cooperation with the Department of the Built Environment)

https://www.wit.ie/news/engineering/french-cesi-students-visit-wit-for-week-long-study-tour

2015

Tutor of Award-winning Student team of the Brazilian "Sciences-Without-Borders"-Programme - Finalists of International Urban Design Competition

https://www.wit.ie/news/engineering/5-brazilian-students-from-w.i.t.-are-chosen-as-finalists-in-international-u

2014

Co-Tutor of Award-winning Student team of the "Passive House National Design Charette" in Dublin - First Prize (in cooperation with the Department of the Built Environment)

https://www.wit.ie/news/engineering/school_of_engineering_team_win_the_passive_house_national_design_charette

2011/2016

External Tutor for Oxford Brookes University School of Architecture (UK)

2009-2014

How Much Does The Building Cost?

Initiated and organised regular Student Workshops on Cost Planning with Oliver Wrunsch, Architect at Germany Railway / Deutsche Bahn AG, Germany

https://www.wit.ie/news/engineering/cost_planning_at_the_early_design_stage_how_much_does_the_building_cost

August / September 2008

Guest Professor at UNAM, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Faculdad de Arquitectura

2006-2013

2nd Year Tutor in the B Sc Arch / B Arch Programme in W.I.T.

2006-2010

Course Leader of the B Sc Arch Programme in W.I.T.

Professional

Projects (Selection)

 

2006-to date Collaboration with AHA Architects. Waterford/Tramore (Ireland)

2014/2015

Residence Tramore Co. Waterford

Sketch Design, Planning, Detailed Design, Tender

2013/2014

Residence in Co. Kilkenny

Revised Design Studies – 3D Modelling

2011

National Design Competition for Pavilion Design at Electric Picnic (Ireland)

Awarded 2nd Prize

2011

Residence in Waterford City

Alteration and Extension - Design Studies

2010

Sheltered Housing Tramore Co. Waterford

Design Studies – 3D Modeling

2009

Residence in Co. Kilkenny

Design Studies – 3D Modeling

2008

Residence in Tramore Co. Waterford

Design and Planning Application

2007

Lismore Castle Co.Waterford

New Visitor Entrance Pavilion - Design Studies & 3D Modelling

 

1997-2005 HENN Architekten. Munich/Berlin (Germany)

2004/2005

Draeger AG Luebeck (Germany)

Restructuring of Medical Headquarters

Communication Analysis

Preparation of Space Schedule

Assistance in Urban Planning Procedure

2003/2004

Research Centre Rossendorf/Dresden (Germany)

Communication Analysis

Preparation of Action plan for Strategic Restructuring

2003/2004

Volkswagen AG Wolfsburg (Germany)

Future Projects - Visualisation of Corporate and Production Strategies

2001/2002

Fraunhofer Research Institutes Dresden (Germany)

Specification and Procurement Assistance

2000

DaimlerChrysler AG Stuttgart (Germany)

Process Analysis and Layout Concept for Restructuring and Expansion of the Tuscaloosa Plant, Alabama, USA

2000

Schaefer IT Dresden (Germany)

Process Analysis

Preparation of Space Schedule and Sketch Design for new plant in Dresden

Preparation of Cost estimates

1998-2000

Volkswagen AG Wolfsburg (Germany)

Visualisation of Project Strategy and Goal Setting for “Glass Manufacture” in Dresden

Coordination of Production Layout / Design / Building Services

Specification and Procurement Assistance

1997

Audi AG Ingolstadt (Germany)

Restructuring Main Entrance of Headquarters:

Preparation of the Masterplan

 

1993-1997 Woldt Floss & Partner Architekten. Salzgitter (Germany)

1995-1997

Magdeburg University (Germany) New Faculty Building

Supervision

1994/1995

Alteration of Bank Building Salzgitter (Germany)

Design, Specification and Site Supervision

1994

Veterinarian University Hannover (Germany)

Urban Design Competition 2nd Prize

1993

Wiener Platz Dresden (Germany)

Urban Design Competition 4th Prize

Architecture & Sound

Sound Space –
How is Hearing heard in 2nd Year Architectural Design Education?

Architects are often accused of “not being interested in acoustics because it
is invisible”.
Architectural design, particularly at the preliminary stage, has always been
developed visually. Traditionally, as a result of their training, architects
develop a project visually rather than aurally.
However, designing architects have also to deal creatively with more or less
invisible parameters such as: socio-cultural demands, climatic aspects or
even daylight, which can be considered to be visible but certainly is
everything but constant.
If an architect’s design ability is about observation and awareness and if light
is considered to be much more than just being bright or dark, how then
could we implement early awareness that sound is much more than noise or
silence, and that sound planning is much more than just using anti-noisepanels?
We asked 2nd year architecture students at Waterford Institute of Technology
to (re-)think sound and to question the sound qualities of their own projects.
Thus sound experience is integrated into the basic design and not just
considered specialist knowledge for specific projects....

Read full article:

J. Bauer: Wie kommt das Hoeren in den Entwurf? Ein Versuch im zweiten Studienjahr im Fachbereich Architektur am Waterford Institute of Technology in Irland; in: Laermbekaempfung 4/2009, pp. 171 – 173, Duesseldorf, Germany (2009)

J. Bauer: How is hearing heard in second year architectural design education? J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 123, 3807 (2008) ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.2935518

 

The new ISO-standard on “Soundscape” - Maximizing the benefit for the Architectural design process

The new ISO 12913-1 introduces a conceptional framework for the ”Soundscape” approach and refers to ”factors relevant for measurement and reporting of soundscape studies, as well as planning, design and management of soundscape”. This emphasizes a common ground to Soundscape for Acousticians and Architects/Urban Designers (among others): for Acousticians to investigate sound qualities in relation to their specific context, and for Architects/Urban Designers to pro-actively implement sound qualities into their designs. However, both professions usually come from fundamentally different perspectives: Acousticians rather act as ”analysts”: they observe specific environments in order to derive findings, such as patterns, generalizations or rules; Architects tend to do the exact opposite and act as ”synthesizers”: they use patterns, generalizations and rules, in order to integrate them into the design of a specific environment. Consequently, the expectations and the outcome of a ”standardization” approach may differ significantly. The paper discusses the underlying triangulation principle of the soundscape-approach based on ”people- context-acoustic environment” against a proposed similar triangulation of the Architectural/Urban design process based on ”programme-context-idea”. It explores the potentials of the Soundscape approach from an Architect’s view and the way it could be enhanced by an interdisciplinary approach as anticipated in the new ISO....

Read full arcticle:

J. Bauer: The new ISO-standard on “Soundscape” - Maximizing the benefit for the Architectural design process. Internoise Hamburg (Germany) 2016. Proceedings: ISSN 0105-175x / ISBN 978-3-939296-11-9; http://pub.dega-akustik.de/IN2016/data/index.html

CPD

Recent Continuous Professional Development

 

Design / Planning / Management:

 

Smart Cities – Management of Smart Urban Infrastructures

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (via Coursera.org)

Certificate March 2017

 

BREEAM Associate

Building Research Establishment (UK) / BRE Academy

Certificate September 2016

 

Management of Urban Infrastructures – part 1

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (via Coursera.org)

Certificate March 2016

 

Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate

Cologne University of Applied Sciences and others (via Iversity.org)

Leadership Track - Statement of Participation March 2015

 

Villes africaines: Introduction à la planification urbaine / African cities : an introduction to urban planning

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (via Coursera.org)

Certificate January 2015

 

Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (via Coursera.org)

Statement of Accomplishment December 2014

 

International Organizations Management

University of Geneva (via Coursera.org)

Certificate December 2014

 

ASA School 2012

Acoustical Society of America “Living in the Acoustic Environment”

Kansas City, U.S.A., October 2012, Certificate

 

 

Other Areas of Interest:

 

Introduction to Classical Music

Yale University (via Coursera.org)

Certificate March 2015

 

What a Plant Knows (and other things you didn’t know about plants)

Tel Aviv University (via Coursera.org)

Certificate January 2015

 

Søren Kierkegaard - Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity

University of Copenhagen (via Coursera.org)

Certificate December 2014

 

On Strategy : What Managers Can Learn from Philosophy - PART 1

CentraleSupélec (via Coursera.org)

Statement of Accomplishment December 2014

 

Psychological First Aid

Johns Hopkins University (via Coursera.org)

Participation with Distinction