Background and activities

Patricia Schneider-Marin is an associate professor in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Material Use in Architecture and teaches within the international MSc Program Sustainable Architecture. 

Patricia has more than 20 years experience in architectural practice. After studying  architecture in Munich, Lausanne and Stuttgart, she pursued high quality architecture in Los Angeles, working as an architect with House and Robertson Architects, coop himmelb(l)au, and Gehry Partners. In 2009, she started her own practice in her hometown, Munich. In parallel, she worked in research and teaching at the Technical University of Munich at the chair for sustainable and energy efficient design and building, leading courses on sustainability and building culture, application of LCA, design project studios and Master’s and Bachelor’s theses. Her research focuses on the application of life cycle thinking, particularly of environmental life cycle assessment, in building design.

Patricia’s goal is to make environmental inspiration an integral part of every building design process from early project development throughout the entire life cycle of buildings. In research, this means to further advance the method of LCA in conjunction with financial and qualitative criteria. In teaching and practice, she is developing architecturally ambitious projects with a positive impact for current and future generations to enjoy.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Slosharek, Benjamin; Dlouhy, Jan; Schneider-Marin, Patricia; Lang, Werner. (2021) Takting the Sustainability of Construction Processes: An Environmental Assessment Method. Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC29)..