Prof. Dr. Arno Schlüter
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Curriculum Vitae

Arno Schlueter is Professor of Architecture and Building Systems at the Institute of Technology In Architecture (ITA) at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich. He holds a degree in architecture from the Technical University of Karlsruhe, a postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies in CAAD and a PhD in building systems from ETH Zürich. In his work he focuses on sustainable building systems, their integration into architecture and urban design using computational methods for design, analysis and optimization. In 2009 he co-founded the ETH spinoff KEOTO AG, where he is currently part of the management board. In 2010 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Architecture & Sustainable Building Technologies (SuAT) and in 2014 Full Professor of Architecture and Building Systems (A/S) at the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA), ETH Zurich. Since 2013 he is also module leader at the Future Cities Lab (FCL), Singapore. Along with his team his work has been published in scientific journals, magazines and books and was awarded several prizes. Arno Schlueter is member of the ETH Energy Science Center (ESC) and the ETH Foundation Partnership on Sustainable Construction.

Selected Publications

/ Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

Rossi, D., Z. Nagy, and A. Schlueter, Soft Robotics for Architects: Integrating Soft Robotics Education in an Architectural Context. Soft Robotics, 2014. 2.

Nagy, Z., D. Rossi, C. Hersberger, S.D. Irigoyen, C. Miller, and A. Schlueter, Balancing envelope and heating system parameters for zero emissions retrofit using building sensor data. Applied Energy, 2014. 131(0): p. 56-66.

Miller, C., Z. Nagy, and A. Schlueter, Automated daily pattern filtering of measured building performance data. Automation in Construction, 2014.

Geyer, P. and A. Schlüter, Automated metamodel generation for Design Space Exploration and decision-making–A novel method supporting performance-oriented building design and retrofitting. Applied Energy, 2014. 119: p. 537-556.

Leidi, M. and A. Schlueter., Exploring Urban Space, Volumetric Site Analysis for Conceptual Design in the Urban Context. International Journal of Architectural Computing, 2013. 11(2): p. 25.

Fonseca, J.A. and A. Schlueter, Novel approach for decentralized energy supply and energy storage of tall buildings in Latin America based on renewable energy sources: Case study – Informal vertical community Torre David, Caracas – Venezuela. Energy, 2013(53).

Bruelisauer, M.C., Kian Wee; Iyengar, Rupesh; Leibundgut, Hansjürg; Li, Cheng; Li, Mo; Mast, Matthais; Meggers, Forrest; Miller, Clayton; Rossi, Dino; Saber, Esmail M.; Schlueter, Arno, BubbleZERO - Design, construction and operation of a transportable research laboratory for low exergy building systems evaluation in the tropics. energies - Energy Efficient Building Design 2013, 2013. 6(9): p. 19.

Brillembourg, A., H. Klumpner, A. Schlueter, and J. Fonseca, Stalled Skyscraper Reborn as Informal Vertical Community The International Journal on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), 2013. 2013(1).

Rossi, D., Z. Nagy, and A. Schlueter, Adaptive Distributed Robotics for Environmental Performance, Occupant Comfort and Architectural Expression. International Journal of Architectural Computing, 2012 (Robotics In Architecture, Special Issue).

Schlueter, A. and F. Thesseling, Building Information Model Based Energy/Exergy Performance Assessment in Early Design Stages. Automation in Construction, 2009. 18(2): p. 153-163.

/ Peer-Reviewed Conference Contributions

Thomas, D., C. Miller, J. Kämpf, and A. Schlueter. Augmented Simulation Driven Design with Co-Simulation of EnergyPlus and CitySim Models derived from a BIM. in BauSIM 2014. 2014. Aachen.

Nagy, Z., M. Hazas, M. Frei, D. Rossi, and A. Schlueter. Illuminating Adaptive Comfort: Dynamic Lighting for the Active Occupant. in 8th Windsor Conference: Counting the Cost of Comfort in a changing world. 2014. Windsor, UK.

Li, C., Z. Li, M. Li, F. Meggers, A. Schlueter, and H.B. Lim, Energy Efficient HVAC System with Distributed Sensing and Control, in International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems ICDCS 14. 2014, IEEE ICDCS: Madrid.

Leidi, M. and A. Schlueter. Conceiving Design Schemes of Urban Architecture through Volumetric Site Analysis. in 19th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 2014. 2014. Kyoto, Japan: The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Hong Kong.

Schlueter, A. and K.W. Chen, Leveraging Low Exergy Buildings Systems for Symbiotic Building Design in the Tropics, in Sustainable Buildings 13. 2013: Singapore.

Rossi, D., Z. Nagy, and A. Schlueter, It Moves, But Why?, in ALIVE 2013: International Workshop on Adaptive Architecture. 2013: ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Rossi, D., Z. Nagy, and A. Schlueter, Simulation Framework for Design of Adaptive Solar Facade Systems, in CISBAT 2013. 2013: Lausanne, Switzerland.

Rossi, D., Z. Nagy, and A. Schlueter. Soft Pneumatics for Sustainable Architecture. in Soft Robot 2013: International Workshop on Soft Robotics and Morphological Computation. 2013. Monte Verita, Switzerland.

Miller, C. and A. Schlueter. Applicability of Lean Production Principles to Performance Analysis Across the Life Cycle Phases of Buildings. in CLIMA 2013. 2013. Lissabon.

Li, C., F. Meggers, M. Li, J. Sundaravaradan, F. Xue, H.B. Lim, and A. Schlueter. BubbleSense:Wireless Sensor Network for Intelligent Building Monitoring. in ICT4S - First International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainability,. 2013. ETH Zurich.

Fonseca, J.A. and A. Schlueter. Data analysis and methods for the assessment of energy potentials at the district/community scale: Case study of a mixed-use city quarter. in CISBAT 2013 - Cleantech for Smart Buildings and Cities. 2013. Lausanne.

Chen, K.W., A. Schlueter, and P. Janssen, The architectural implications of adopting low exergy cooling strategy: separation of sensible and latent cooling, in 12th International Conference on Sustainable Energy technologies (SET-2013). 2013: Hong Kong. p. 8.

Chen, K.W., A. Schlueter, and P. Janssen. A Design Method for Multicriteria Optimization of Low Exergy Architecture. in Open Systems: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA. 2013. Hong Kong: The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA).

Thomas, D. and A. Schlueter. Customizable Continuous Building Simulation using the Design Performance Toolkit and Kepler Scientific Workflows. in 9th European Conference of Product and Process Modeling (ECPPM). 2012. Reykjavic.

Schlueter, A. and F. Thesseling. Facilitating Environmental Performance Assessment in Architectural Design Competitions utilizing a Model-based Workflow. in 9th European Conference of Product and Process Modeling (ECPPM). 2012. Reykjavic.

Rossi, D., Z. Nagy, and A. Schlueter. Adaptive Distributed Architectural Systems. in ACADIA 2012 - Synthetic Digital Ecologies. 2012. San Francisco.

Nagy, Z., D. Rossi, and A. Schlueter. Sustainable Architecture and Human Comfort through Adaptive Distributed Systems. in IEEE Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom). 2012. Lugano.

Meggers, F., M. Bruelisauer, A. Schlueter, and H. Leibundgut. Air conditioning without so much air – Low exergy decentralized ventilation and radiant cooling systems. in 5th International Building Physics Conference. 2012. Kyoto.

Leidi, M. and A. Schlueter, Formal and Functional Implications of Dynamics-Related Solar Design-Schemes, in ACADIA 2012 - Synthetic Digital Ecologies. 2012: San Francisco.

Goffin, P. and A. Schlueter. Visualization Framework of Thermal Comfort for Architects. in Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD). 2012. Orlando.

Chen, K.W., A. Schlueter, and P. Janssen, Optimisation of Low Exergy Architectural Design in the Tropics in SUSTAINABLE FUTURE ENERGY 2012 and 10th SEE FORUM. 2012: Brunei Darussalam.

Chen, K.W., P. Janssen, and A. Schlueter, Performance Driven Design Optimization With Scientific Workflow System, in International Conference on Green Buildings and Optimization Design (GBOD 2012). 2012: Shenyang.

Schlueter, A., Integrated Design Process for Prefabricated Façade Modules with Embedded Distributed Service Systems in CAAD futures. 2011: Liège, Belgium.

Rossi, D. and A. Schlueter. Adaptive Solar Facade. in Bauhaus.SOLAR 2011. 2011. Erfurt.

Leidi, M. and A. Schlueter. Volumetric Insolation Analysis. in CISBAT 11. 2011. Lausanne.

Schlueter, A., F. Thesseling, and F.M. Meggers. Design Performance Viewer: a BIM Application Using Exergy Analysis (Poster). in The Future for Sustainable Built Environments: Integrating The Low Exergy Approach. 2009. Heerlen, NL.

Schlueter, A. Distributed Services - Ein modellbasierter Prozess für das integrierte Design verteilter Systeme in Forum Bauinformatik 2009. 2009. Karlruhe, Germany: Universitätsbibliothek Karlsruhe.

Schlueter, A. Incorporating Reality: From Design to Decision Making. in Second International Conference on Critical Digital: Who Care(s)? 2009. Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

/ Books / Book Sections

Schlueter, A. and D. Rossi, Adaptive Systems Lab. SuAT Documentation. 2014.

Schlueter, A., M. Leidi, S. Cisar, and A. Willmann, Taiki-Cho: International Student Competition for the Next Generation Sustainable House. SuAT Documentation. 2013.

Schlueter, A. and A. Willmann, Stadt der Netze - Energie, in Glatt! Manifest für eine Stadt im Werden, S. Roesler and A. Krokodil, Editors. 2012, Park Books.

Schlueter, A. and J. Fonseca, Possibility, in Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities, A. Brillembourg and H. Klumpner, Editors. 2012, Lars Müller Publishers: Zürich.

/ Other Publications

Schlueter, Arno, and Frank Thesseling. 2010. Design Performance Viewer 2.0 - Evoluation und Weiterentwicklung (Schlussbericht). Bern CH: Bundesamt für Energie (BFE), Forschungsprogramm Energie in Gebäuden.

Schlueter, Arno, Frank Thesseling, and Forrest Michael Meggers. 2009. DPV. In IEA Annex 49.

Schlueter, Arno. 2009. Die Lüftungsklappe. ARCH+ 191/192 Schwellenatlas.

Schlueter, Arno. 2009. Integrierte Analysen für bessere Gebäude. Intelligent Bauen.

Schlueter, Arno. 2009. Design Performance - mit digitalen Werkzeuge zu effizienten Gebäuden. MODULOR