"Intelligent Buildings - Klimawerkzeug Architektur", traveling exhibition with the University of Kaiserslautern, Department of Architecture and Town Planning, in the gallery "Der Raum", Darmstadt and AEDES Berlin, Publishing House J. Haeusser, Darmstadt, Germany
International Workshop "Critical appropriation of architecture in the former East Germany (DDR) by the example of the Karl-Marx-Allee Berlin" for a sustainable urban redevelopment multistory housing and working project concept of the former Stalin Alee, Organizer & Promoter: Hessian and Berlin Architect Organization with the Federal German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt; Germany, participants: Harrisson Studio San Diego, USA, Karavan, Paris etc.
Proposal for Los Angeles State Historic Park Conceptual Design Competition, Southern California, USA, Project Collaborators: : Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Suisman Urban Design, Hodgetts + Fung, Judith F. Baca –SPARC, Specialists: Thomas Spiegelhalter LEED AP, Office of Mobile Design, Deborah Murphy Urban Planning & Design, BlueGreen / Lynne Dwyer ASLA, Withers and Sandgren, Greg Hise, Jenny Price, Community Arts Resources, Economic Research Associates, KPFF Civil Engineering, KPFF Structural Engineering, Davis Langdon Adamson, all Los Angeles, USA
2004, Meritorious Award in the International Design Competition for the Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Malama Learning Center, Maui, Hawaii, USA, 25.000 sf2 facility on a three acre campus parcel with Ecosystem Learning and Demonstration Modules, in collaboration with Christoph Kapeller (USC) and Mitchell de Jarnett (CalPoly Pomona)
Simulation and 3D-Design for a 400 m (1312 feet) three array 117 kWp Photovoltaic System and Sound Protection Wall Realization Project along the ‘Autobahn 28’
City: Bottrop, Germany, Client: Innovation City Management GmbH, Bottrop
Landscape Architecture: Peter Drecker, Bottrop, Germany
Design: PV-Architecture: Thomas Spiegelhalter, Miami-Freiburg
Design and improvement study of the public suspension railway system Wuppertal, Germany
Designing and planning of experimental prefabricated, sustainable mixed use four-storey solar townhouses in low energy construction with passive and active solar systems, recycling systems and construction, rainwater storage systems in the new district Freiburg-Rieselfeld, Germany, partly under EU Support for the solar systems "Research THERMIE", 1996-1997
German Architecture Recognition Award for Buildings of Concrete 1993, Cologne, Germany
1992 Low cost redevelopment project, of a office two storey market in Breisach with experimental and innovative use of recycling materials and integration of solar systems
Low cost redevelopment project for a squash and tennis center in Weil am Rhein, Germany, artistic, architectural and building infrastructure reorganization with new ventilation, heating and cooling system, visual & audiovisual communication and information design system
Expert concept planning for a conversion and expansion of the fair and leisure center in Lörrach, Germany with a new fair tower, service zones, a function building, overnight stay sections, and a discotheque with a new visual & audiovisual communication and information design system
DESIGN VANGUARD AWARD 2003, 10 firms shape the globe. ARCHITECTURAL RECORD Magazine, New York City. International Competition, Open. (Other awarded architect firms included: Dean Quingin Ma, M.A.D.A Spam, Shanghai-Los Angeles, Open Office - New York City, SCDA Architects – Singapore, servo - Los Angeles, Zurich, New York, Stockholm, Chiba Manabu Architects – Tokyo, Labics – Rome, Merrima Aboriginal Design - Sydney, Australia, Studio for Architecture - Buffalo, N.Y., Heneghan Peng Architects - Dublin, Ireland).
Carbon-Neutral Design Projects L.L.C
Research project for a development of application passive and active Solar Energy Systems in cooperation with Fraunhofer's Institute forSolar Energy Systems Leipzig and Freiburg, Promoted Research Project by the Saxon Ministry of State, Germany
Experimental planning project for the transformation of a former four side farmer facility to a mixed use off grid solar low energy living and working facility in Rackwitz, Germany with recycelt infrastructure, construction and materials from the surrounding abandoned coal mining area, water recycling, and green roofs in collaboration with Prof. Dr. W. Lewitzki
Consultancy, Energy/Thermal BIM Resource Modeling Projects in Chile. FIU Energy Saving/CO2 reduction project day with the team of the Universidad Austral de Chile sponsored by the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) with Camilo Rosales, Jason Biondi, Carolina Sepulveda, Manuel Piucol, Alex Becker in Valdivia, Chile.
Expert redevelopment and concept workshop in the residential district of Leipzig-Gruenau, Germany, redesigning of disposable eight by ten storeys tower dwelling blocks, Project Sponsor: Federal Ministry of Environmental Planning Bonn, Building and Construction Industry and Urban Development Bonn represented by the City of Leipzig, Germany
Bank and Post Building, Neustadt. Renovation, conversion 80.000 sf2, Project Architect: Th. Spiegelhalter, Structural Engineer: H, Rheinberger, Germany. Completed
Parametric-Algorithmic AI-assisted Resource Efficiency BIM-CFD analysis and optimizations for the “Legislative Assembly (High-Rise) - Asamblea Legislativa (Edificio),” (28,000 m2, 22 floors) in San Jose, Costa Rica. Client: Government of Costa Rica, Arch. J. Salinas, Coordination Novatecnia, San Jose. Consultancy for analysis, coding, optimizations, benchmarking for daylight, solar heliostat design, reflectors, natural atrium-circulation, humidity, HVAC ventilation control simulations, comfort automation, carbon-neutral and solar renewable energy systems.
Images and Figures are from the Facade Tectonics World Conference, LA,2020.
High-rise satellite district Märkisches Viertel Berlin (11.000 housing units). International Schinkel Prize
competition realization involvement. Project Beiratsverfahren Gisel Task Force for Wohnumfeld Charly-Chaplin-Schule, Kita, Turnhalle. Client: GeSoBau Berlin in collaboration with the German Ministry for Building and Town Planning, GeSoBauBerlin; Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs. Project Coordinator: GeSoBau Berlin, others.
Office and Warehouse. Breisach, 12,000 sf2. Low cost, energy-efficiency renovation, re-development, and solar PV systems implementation project with solar electrical car charging station. PI Architect: Th. Spiegelhalter, Structural Engineer: H. Rheinberger, Germany. Completed.
Solar Powered 46 hectare, Non-Disclosure (NDA), Smart City Realization Project in Rwanda, Africa; Carbon-neutral, passive house systems and infrastructures, daylight, acoustics, ventilation, comfort automation, and renewable energy systems (in progress).
First Prize in the Design Realization Competition for a new Building Complex with a new Church and a Conference Center for the Southwest German Protestant Church Organization in Bad Herrenalb, Southwest Germany
Designing and planning of an Experimental Solar Low Energy "Cultural Center" for mixed use of working and living with an integrated media exhibition and performance hall, partly assembled and constructed with recycling materials and constructions from nearby gravel pit plants, green roofs, passive and active solar systems, rainwater harvesting, in Breisach, Rhine, Germany
Teatro Regional de La Serena, Chile, International Design Competition. City: La Serena. Sponsor: Ministry of Public Works, Chilean Government. Program size: 8,600 m2. Large theatre for 1,000 and small theatre for 300 ppl. Estimated construction costs: $25 Mio. Design Team: Architecture: Alfredo Andia, Gregorio Vasquez, Fernando Palma. Bioclimatic design, calculations and parametric simulations: Thomas Spiegelhalter. Acoustical engineer: Andres Barrera. Project YouTube link:
2nd Prize in the Design Realization Competition for a new 'Municipality Town Hall in Offenburg, Germany
Special Recognition Award in the Design Realization Competition for a new Headquarter and Sewage Treatment Facility for the Sewage Federation Breisgauer Bay in Freiburg, Germany
Karl-Hofer-Award Berlin for the Research and Realization Project Gravel Pit Architecture
"Gravel Pit Architecture" Exhibition in the Gallery AEDES in Berlin
Expert design for the transformation of 115 meter high cement cilo infrastructures of Ciments d ' Origny d ' Altkirch / Alsace-France, Paris,
Recognition Award in the Urban Design Competition for a new ecological settlement with low-energy systems in Bahlingen Riedlen, with town planner G. Duerr
Special Recognition Award in the Urban Design Competition for a new ecological settlement "Logo motive" in Weil am Rhein, with town planner G. Duerr
Participation in the nationwide traveling exhibition, "Under The Sun - An Outdoor Exhibition", with a solar building project, Cooper-Hewitt-National Design Museum New York and Washington, Sponsors: BP Solar America, U.S. DOE, EPA etc., 1998-2001
Finalists at the International Building Exhibition Competition (IBA) Fürst-Pückler-Land “Landmark Lausitzer Seenland”, brown field reclamation project: Out viewtower with a zerofossil fuel powered restaurant, Germany, Project Architect: Thomas Spiegelhalter, Los Angeles, Landscape Design: Peter Drecker, Bottrop-Hanover, and Greenbox, Duesseldorf, Germany
Consultancy, Energy/Thermal BIM Resource Modeling Project for Brazilian Maternity Hospital. FIU Energy Saving/CO2 reduction project day with the team of the Universidade Federal de Goias (UFG) sponsored by the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) with Pablo Paulse, Paulo Araujo, Camila Pompeo in Goiania, Brazil.
Location: 16° 35' 46.1699" S, 49° 19' 51.0031" W
Planning and Realization, project transformation of an experimental gravel pit and cement factory and landscape conversion Weil am Rhein for leisure activities and art exhibitions for the German Country Garden Show Weil am Rhein 1999 (completion), in cooperation with TÜV Southwest, promoted by the Federal Organization of the German Gravel and Sand Industry, German organization of transport concrete, Southwest-Cement Stuttgart, Country district of Baden Württemberg and the town organization of Weil a. Rh
Expert and feasibility study for the "Building evaluation and reactivation of the abandoned cement factory infrastructure of the Country Federal Garden Show Weil / Rhine" Client: City of Weil of Rhine, Germany
Participation in the International Design Realization Competition for the "Art Museum Linz" Austria
Shanghai Expo 2010, Master Plan, Pruxi Park, China. Size: 480 hectares
Client and Collaborators: Urban Land Institute for Construction and Design, Shanghai;
Peter Drecker, Office for Landscape Architecture and Environmental Development,
Bottrop-Hanover-Berlin, Germany with Architect Thomas Spiegelhalter, Freiburg- Los Angeles. Phase 1: Theme Park Development and Massing with Climate Responsive Urban Master
DESIGN VANGUARD 2003 AWARD, “10 firms shape the globe”, Studio Thomas Spiegelhalter, ARCHITECTURAL RECORD Magazine, New York City, Dec., 2003, The McGraw-Hill Construction Companies http://archrecord.construction.com/projects/portfolio/archives /0312index.asp , USA
Programming, Design and Planning Project Study Three Storey Experimental Solar Town Houses in Duisburg, Germany, (Completed) Project Architect Thomas Spiegelhalter
Concurso Para Propuesta De Conceptualizacion - Nuevo Edificio Del Museo Del Jade
Del Instituto Nacional De Seguros, National Design Competition Coordinates: 47°35' N, 7°37' E, 263m a.s.l., City: San Jose, Costa Rica. Client: Ministry of Public Works; Program: 25,000 m2. Collaboration: Alvaro Rojas Fo-RoARQuitectos Fournier-Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica. Thomas Spiegelhalter (Architecture,Bioclimatic Design, Environmental Controls), Miami Beach, USA
Solar decathlon design, programming and realization of a 950 sf2 two storey Solar Zero-Fossil-Energy- Demonstration Building ,Pittsburgh, PA, and Washington D.C., Sponsors: NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. DOE, EPA, Solar BP, Heinz Endowment, etc. Solar Building Post-Occupancy Monitoring Report, “Solar Decathlon 2002”, DOE/GO-102004-1845, June 2004, Faculty Advisors Thomas Spiegelhalter and Steve Lee, CMU students, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, Pittsburg, PA, USA
Studio Thomas Spiegelhalter + Associates
Sustainable Building Design
Three Out of Two - New Concepts for Wood Buildings, Between Practice and Teaching, New Approaches for Building in a Time of Low Public Budgets", Workshop and Exhibition of new concept designs for prefabricated wood building systems by HTWK Leipzig, TH Darmstadt and Frankfurt, Sponsored by AEDES Berlin, City Department of Frankfurt, City of Frankfurt, Kerto International and the German Forest Economy (Forstabsatzfonds), Bonn, Germany
Finalists CalTrans Zero-Fossil-Energy-Green-Rest-Stop-Facililities and Infrastructure, California, International Competition Contribution, California, Project Architects: Thomas Spiegelhalter, Aaron Bentley, Los Angeles, USA, Assistant: Tarek Baker, MBS USC; USA, Landscape Design: Peter Drecker, Hanover, Germany
Solar-Zero-Fossil-Energy-Building-Prototype-Development and realization project with USC Students, LADWP, Golden Energy Santa Monica, HyperCision Aspen, USC Building Science Lab, and others, Los Angeles, Southern California, USA
Buildings account for about 40% energy consumption in the EU.. The EU has set the goal of reducing energy consumption in the building sector to 10% by 2050, overall sectors to 20%, relative to the 1990 baseline.
The recent and rapid development of parametric design tools, self-learning algorithmic tools, design protocols, and coding and digital fabrication has informed a transformative change in carbon neutral building design. This change will in turn radically alter the way Architects, Engineers, Construction (AEC) industries and planning societies function. These changes are occurring within the context of interoperable frameworks of integrated and intelligent design workflows, and enable collaborative technology design, practice, research, education and carbon-neutrality benchmarking. These new, intelligent protocols, design coding and digital manufacturing, can and will help architects and manufacturers to improve their productivity in both carbon-neutral planning and production processes and move ultimately move whole societies towards efficiently operated buildings and cities.
Sustainability Building Rating and Guideline Development, Post-Occupancy Evaluation Methodologies.Resource and Retrofit Energy Efficiency Building Rating System Development and Implementation for all new and renovated Catalina Island Facilities and Houses. Client: The Catalina Island Sustainability Action Group, Members: Catalina Island Conservancy, Santa Catalina Island Company, other SAG members include: City of Avalon, Catalina Chamber of Commerce, LA County, Southern California Edison, USC, Project evaluation area: 194.19 km2 with 146 total buildings. PI: Th. Spiegelhalter