Eike Schling is Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong, Department of Architecture, where he is teaching parametric methods, architectural geometry and structural behavior with the vision of enabling construction-aware design. Eike’s focus lies on interdisciplinary research with mathematicians and engineers to enable simple and repetitive gridshell construction without sacrificing the freedom of design. Eike completed his doctorate “Repetitive Structures” in 2018 with distinction at the Chair for Structural Design, Technical University in Munich, and was appointed Assistant Professor at HKU in 2019. He has held invited lectures at the ETH in Zurich, the Ecole des Ponts Paris, TU Vienna and KAUST.
His oeuvre as an architect is coined by collaborations with international offices, where he was involved in the design of large-scale projects such as the Munich Airport T2 Satellite with Koch + Partner Architects (2012-2015), the Francis Crick Research Institute, One Bishopsgate Hotel & Residential Highrise and Nova Victoria Office Development in London with PLP Architecture (2009-2012). He has also worked with Auer+Weber+Associates and Donath Bickel Architects in Munich, HPA Architects in Shanghai, Atelier Big City in Montreal and Gerkan Marg and Partners in Berlin. Eike extensively uses his computational and geometric knowledge to create new innovative design at all scales. His latest collaboration with Brandl Steel Eitensheim has produced innovative, strained gridshells in Munich and Ingolstadt.