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.
- AAR4546 - Material Emissions as Design Drivers - Design
- AAR4817 - Material Emissions as Design Drivers - Theory
- AAR4993 - M.Sc. Thesis in Sustainable Architecture
Scientific, academic and artistic work
Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database
- (2022) A Temporal Perspective in Eco<sup>2</sup> Building Design. Sustainability. vol. 14 (10).
- (2022) Integrating Environmental and Economic Perspectives in Building Design. Sustainability. vol. 14 (8).
- (2020) Uncertainty Analysis of Embedded Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Using BIM in Early Design Stages. Sustainability. vol. 12 (7).
- (2020) Environmental costs of buildings: monetary valuation of ecological indicators for the building industry. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. vol. 25 (9).
Part of book/report
- (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)..