Education Research Programme Leader

Since 2017, Aurel leads the Education Research Programme at the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) at the Singapore ETH Centre.

The Education Research Programme aims to translate the interdisciplinary research projects conducted at FCL into a new curriculum for urban design. While cities are understood as complex and multi-dimensional phenomena and technology and science is advancing rapidly,  urban design education is still based on conventional educational models. The Education Research programme at FCL develops methods based in scientific evidence, using latest technology while developing an interactive, participatory and critical pedagogy. Find out more here:


Coordinator FCL

Aurel von Richthofen has been appointed Module Coordinator at the Chair of Architecture and Construction at the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) in Singapore since September 2014. He will coordinate the research done at the Advanced Fibre Composite Materials laboratory (also known as Bamboo Lab) and contribute to the interdisciplinary Tropical Town project in Indonesia.

Sand: an (in)finite Resource?

The E4D Summer School 2016 with the topic of "Sand: an (in)finite Resource?" is organised by ETH Global in collaboration with the Chair of Architecture and Construction of ETH Zurich Assistant Professor Dirk E. Hebel, Aurel von Richthofen and the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at TU Delft, The Netherlands.

Assistant Professorship

Since fall 2010, Aurel von Richthofen is assistant professor for computer aided design (CAD) at the German University of Technology in Oman.