Faculty VI - Planning Building Environment
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Faculty VI – Planning Building Environment

Ideas for cities in climate and energy transition

Architects, civil engineers, geoscientists, landscape architects, environmental planners and ecologists, sociologists, and urban and regional planners research and work at the Faculty of Planning, Building, and Environment. As a result, the Faculty enjoys an outstanding international profile in planning, building, and spatial sciences. Working together, its members conduct research on the global challenges of urbanization and resource depletion, climate change and adaptation, and digitalization and innovation of planning and building and offer innovative contributions to these challenges. Faculty VI’s key competences lie in both basic and applied inter- and transdisciplinary research in these fields, the development of planning-related and technical solutions, and the integration of these solutions in society.

The study programs offered by the Faculty are characterized by a high degree of interdisciplinarity, focus on research, and strong practical application. The Faculty's teaching priority lies in preparing students to responsibly develop innovative solutions for the human habitat and its environment using a sustainable approach conscious of resource scarcity. Recognizing that cities, landscapes, and the environment presently find themselves in a period of radical change is necessary for the introduction and application of new technologies and processes. In this respect, the Faculty also contributes to communicating the opportunities, challenges and risks of the 21st century and lays the foundation for socio-ecological innovations in "Urban and Environmental Systems". Cooperation with numerous international research partners allows students, staff, and researchers to acquire interesting experiences throughout the world, whether through research projects, semesters abroad, dual-degree programs or an internship. Among the Faculty’s honorary doctors are the architect Oswald M. Ungers, economist Lord Nicholas Stern, architectural theorist and designer of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews located in Berlin, Peter D. Eisenman, and climate researcher Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber.

Current Faculty website

Faculty management

  • Prof. Dr. Kristin Wellner (dean)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tomás Fernandez-Steeger (vice dean of research)
  • Prof. Jörg Stollmann (vice dean of academics and teaching/dean of studies)
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Huhnt (vice dean of campus development (HSEP))
  • Prof. Dr. -Ing. Martin Kada (vice dean of internationalization)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Angela Million (vice dean of junior scholars and gender equality)

News and dates


  • Marker  Institute of Architecture
  • Marker  Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science
  • Marker  Institute of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
  • Marker  Institute of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Marker  Institute of Sociology
  • Marker  Institute of Civil Engineering
  • Marker  Institute of Applied Geosciences
  • Marker  Institute of Ecology (Steglitz)
  • Marker  Institute of Ecology (Charlottenburg)


Faculty VI - Planning Building Environment

+49(0)30 314-21814

Office Sekr. A 1
Address Straße des 17. Juni 152
10623 Berlin