Media & Architecture

...connecting the dots...



Experimental | Innovative | Interdisciplinary

I studied architecture at Bauhaus University Weimar and media architecture at the SUNY Buffalo, supervised by Prof. Omar Khan.

I worked at Andreas Thiele Architects, Berlin, where I gained experience as a professional architect. I was involved in a variety of projects including large- and small-scale residential development as well as office design, art gallery design and furniture design.

My professional and research interests consist of not only architecture but also the position of technology and media. I possess skills in several multi-media programming languages as well as sensor-based automata.

I seek to explore new boundaries of architecture and material environment. I explore architecture as progenitor of new living that emphasizes environmental consciousness as well as technological potentials. My practice includes not only architecture, but also the systems and applications that augment conventional architectural environment and objects. My work is driven by my keen interest in the functional aspects of “intelligent” spaces; new concepts of interaction in space; and the development of innovative information systems.

Why Me?

  • I possess a unique combination of skills.
  • I am passionate about my profession.
  • I am driven to deliver high-quality work.
  • I gained international experience in China, the US and Europe.



"Bauhausfest 2017 | Bunt! Material Illusion."

I am pleased to announce that I was chosen again to participate in the Bauhausfest. As part the Interdisciplinary Performance Collective I will contribute to the performance Body | Senses | Space. More info’s coming soon.

If you want to find out more about the Bauhausfest 2016 follow the link.

Photo credit: Djamila Pietzner

1. February 2017


"TU Berlin Summer University 2017 | Architecture of Soundscape Berlin"

This summer I will be co-teaching the course “Architecture of Soundscape Berlin” with Sang Lee. The students will learn how to read, sample and represent an urban place by means of its sonic qualities and how to transition between media through drawings and construction. Our goal is to create a performative object to be install in Berlin by the end of the course.

For more information about the course follow the link.

Photo credit: Sang Lee

20. January 2017


"Creative Makers | Future City"

As part of the ReDI School of Digital Integration I am leading the workshop “Future City”. With this studio-based workshop we want to help develop the creativity and imagination of young inventors. The kids are introduced to real world problems and encouraged to apply critical thinking skills as well as creative problem solving skills to develop their own solutions. The young innovators learn new technologies, robotics and a range of digital tools such as laser cutting and programming to create their own work.

For more information about ReDi follow the link.

1. January 2017


"Kronach Leuchtet"

I am proud to announce that my project X-Chang-Room| Elective Affinities will be part of "Kronach in lights 2017". It will be a create opportunity to use the discursive surface in a new setting.

Photo credit: Henri Sowinski, Thomas Müller, Candy Welz

For more information about the festival follow the link.

15. September 2016



10.2013 - 07.2016

International MediaArchitecture Master Studies

Bauhaus University Weimar/ State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

Thesis: X-Chang-Room| Elective Affinities; Ambient display systems in architecture

Degree Awarded: „Master of Science“ in MediaArchitecture (M.Sc.) from Bauhaus University Weimar; „Master of Science“ in Architecture (M.Sc.) from the University at Buffalo, SUNY.

10.2004 - 07.2011


Bauhaus University Weimar

Thesis: ‘Aleatorius Automatus’ on the relation between the sound world and the image of the space; Sound as design generator

Degree Awarded: Dipl.-­Ing. Architektur

09.2008 - 02.2009

IIUS Exchange Program

Tongji University Shanghai, China

09.2007 - 02.2008

Erasmus Exchange Program

Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands


Ever since graduation, I have dedicated my efforts to the relationship between digital media and architecture. As Robert Venturi said, architecture has always been a medium to tell and project the narratives of a given society and culture. Today, we can say that the digital media culture provide the dominant mode of our narratives. In this sense architecture necessarily needs to involve media more deeply into its architectonic systems. Media is more than an added, extraneous element to architecture. As the mediatic elements become prevalent and ubiquitous, architecture can no longer remain detached from the constructs of contemporary media. I believe that today’s media offer unexplored dimensions of architecture. They include not only the representational aspects and control systems of architecture, but also more importantly the way we inhabit and experience architecture by providing a new kind of sensuousness.


since 10.2011


Interdisciplinary research and design studio ALEATORIX, Rotterdam, The Netherlands/ Berlin, Germany

since 10.2015

neudeli Fellow

Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany

The fellowship is designed to support promising business ideas at the Bauhaus-University Weimar and aims to offer concrete support during the early phase of a business start-up.

06.2012 - 12.2013

Staff Architect

Andreas.Thiele.Architects, Berlin, Germany

Responsibilities: space planning; schematic design; light planning; furniture design; construction documents, drawings and specifications; administrative duties, competitions

Achievement: Competition Apartment House in Berlin Pankow/ 2013, 1st Prize

01.2013 - 03.2013


Bergen School of Architecture, Bergen, Norway

Intensive work shop „acoustic space“

01.2012 - 02.2012


Bergen School of Architecture, Bergen, Norway

Intensive work shop „acoustic space“

Since 08.2011


Collaboration with ALT agency, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Project-based research



Collaboration with ALT agency, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Invited exhibition '40/40: Kulturforum Berlin,' BDA Gallery, Berlin

03.2009 - 08.2009


rapp + rapp, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Competition design, Volume studies, Model building, Construction drawings

02.2004 - 04.2004


Herb Architekten, Erfurt, Germany


Architectural Design & Drafting

I have good eye for detail in conceptualization, schematic design, and design development, always bearing in mind client requirements as well as building codes.


I developed working knowledge of construction methods and detailing as well as coordinating architectural designs with other engineering disciplines. Furthermore I am experienced in shop drawings.

CAD Systems

I possess the technical skills and the ability to effectively utilize my workplace technologies and equipment. I am proficient with ArchiCAD and AutoCAD and have working knowledge of Rhino/Grasshopper and Vectorworks.


My research and analytical abilities allow me to properly assess a situation and make sound decisions based on the available information.

Web Development

I acquired knowledge of html, CSS and Javascript, which allows me to develop simple as well as dynamic and interactive applications.


I have working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign. I am highly experienced in producing presentation materials such as flyers, posters and other supporting diagrams and visualizations.

Physical Prototyping

I am passionate about physical prototyping. I have experience in prototyping electronic circuits, writing codes in the Arduino programming language and using the Arduino development environment. I gained technicals skills for additive manufacturing/ 3D printing, CNC milling, laser cutting and engraving.

Video & Sound

I possess the technical skills for video and sound recording. Furthermore I acquired working knowledge of Adobe Premiere for video editing, audacity for sound editing and MAX/MSP/Jitter for sound and video installations.


Construction Projects

01|2015 Apartment remodeling and renovation, Berlin, Germany: HOAI work phase 1 – 6; Aleatorix

02|2015 Apartment remodeling, Berlin, Germany: HOAI work phase 1 -3; Aleatorix

03|2013 Apartment rooftop conversion, Berlin, Germany: HOAI work phase 1 – 3, Andreas Thiele Architects

04|2013 Preliminary planning application apartment building Berlin, Germany, Andreas Thiele Architects

05|2013 Apartment building Berlin, Germany: Competition, 1st price, Andreas Thiele Architects

06|2013 Office planning, Berlin, Germany: HOAI work phase 1 -3, Andreas Thiele Architects

07|2013 Conversion und energetic modernization apartment building Dresden, Germany: HOAI work phase 1-5, disability access planning according to DIN18040, Andreas Thiele Architects

08|2012 Office planning, Moscow, Russia: HOAI work phase 1- 7, project lead, Andreas Thiele Architects

09|2012 Gallery lighting design, Berlin, Germany, Andreas Thiele Architects


Summaery, Bauhaus University Weimar, DE, Jul. 2016
“X-Change-Room | Elective Affinities”

Ambient information systems in architecture.

"Perceptual Automaton"

A glimpse of posthuman ecology.

Summaery, Bauhaus University Weimar, DE, Jul. 2015

A mechanical agent for environmental observation.

dreiräume.6 summer exhibition, Bauhaus University Weimar, DE, Jul. 2015
“exquisite corpse”

Collecting public interest.

Atelier Week, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, Mar. 2014

A mechanical agent for environmental observation.

STRG, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, Mar. 2014

A mechanical agent for environmental observation.

rain catcher
Prinzessinnengarten Outdoor Sculpture Triennial: Phylogenesis of Generosity Berlin DE, Oct. 2013
“Rain Catcher”

Invited exhibit; Warren Neidich, curator

Improvised Sound Devices
On-site exhibition commissioned & funded by Municipality of Bergen, NO, Mar. 2013
“Improvised Sound Devices”

Presentation workshop ‘acoustic space’, student works, sound installations for children.

Aleatorius Automatus
Best Thesis Projects, Bauhaus University Weimar, DE, Oct. 2011
“Aleatorius Automatus”

About the relation between the sound world and the image of space; Sound as design generator

BDA Gallery Berlin, DE, Oct. 2010

Vierzigaufvierzig (40x40): Das Kulturforum [Forty-by-Forty: The Culture Forum]

Bund Deutscher Architecten [Union of German Architects]

Invited exhibit; Heike Hanada, curator)

Chemicals in a Cup of Coffee


Brittany Lopez
Publication: X-Change-Room | Elective Affinities
A thesis submitted to the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Authors: Dipl.-Ing. Stefanie Holzheu;, 2017

Brittany Lopez
Publication: Complexity & Simplicity
Article: ColorTracker

Authors: Dipl.-Ing. Stefanie Holzheu; Sang Lee, PhD, RA, eCAADe & Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu, Finnland, 2016

Brittany Lopez
Publication: Aesthetics of Sustainable Architecture

Authors: Sang Lee, PhD, RA; Dipl.-Ing. Stefanie Holzheu, 010 Publishers, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2011

Brittany Lopez
Publication: The Phylogenesis of Generosity!
Exhibition Catalogue Article: RainCatcher- Mediative Folding of Surface Areas

Authors: Sang Lee, PhD, RA; Dipl.-Ing. Stefanie Holzheu, Berlin, Germany, 2013