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College of Architecture, Art and Construction

Ulrike Heine

Ulrike Heine

Associate Professor of Architecture

School of Architecture
Office: Lee 3-106

Dipl.Ing. (MS) Arch., Brandenburg Technical University, Cottbus, Germany

Curriculum Vitae


Ulrike Heine is an Associate Professor of Architecture since August 2007 and teaches design studio and technical seminars in our Graduate Program. Her approach on architecture in teaching and research are based on sustainability, environmentally responsive design as a process of integration, which proposes materials and construction as well as natural lighting, energy saving and gaining technologies as creative tools in this process. Student work from her developed, co-taught graduate studio is consistently recognized in the AIA/ACSA COTE Top Ten competition hosted by The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE®), in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), as well as in AIA SC Design Awards and Awards from The Society of American Registered Architects (SARA).

Her research is very much linked to her teaching and focuses on affordable environmental responsive design in a local context. She is a founding member of the Environmental Justice Design Lab in the School of Architecture, which reflects the effects of climate change impacting disproportionately lower-income and marginalized populations. Most of those displaced by flooding, hurricanes, or wildfires in the US are people of color, immigrants, refugees, and, in general, those less favored within contemporary societies. The lab explores new architectures that responds to the environmental challenge, including its social and political dimensions.

Ulrike Heine graduated with Diplom Ingenieur [MS in architecture equivalent] from the Brandenburg Technical University in Cottbus (Germany) in 1999, having also spent a period of her studies at the ETSAB School of Architecture in Barcelona (Spain). She worked for several years as a practicing architect inter alia for the German architectural practice Hascher Jehle Architektur in Berlin. Prior to coming to Clemson, she spent three years teaching Design, Construction and Energy Responsible Planning at the Technical University Berlin (Germany).

2022 Provost Outstanding Collaborative Teaching Award 2022
2012 New Faculty Teaching Award, AIAS (American Institute of Architects)/ ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture)
2012 Creativity Professorship, CAAH College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Clemson University

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