Thomas Kai Keller
former assistant
Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2001 Assistant at the Professorship for "History of Urban Design", ETH Zurich, Institute for Theory and History of Architecture (gta), Prof. Dr. Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani.
2001/02 Lecturer for the Seminar "Special Inquiries into the History of Urban Design" with Konstanze Domhardt und Wolfgang Sonne.

Since 2004 Thomas Kai Keller Architects www.thokaikel.ch

2001-2003 own Practice with Rolf Schulthess, Keller Schulthess Architects

1998-2000 Project Architect with David Chipperfield Architects, London

1998 graduated from ETH Zurich, Department of Architecture, dipl. Arch. ETH

1997 ETH-Exchange Term at the South-East University, Nanjing, China

1995 Practice with Peter Zumthor, Haldenstein

1993-1994 Practice with Stephan Höhne & Christian Rapp, Berlin

1991-1998 Graduate studies in architecture at the ETH Zurich. Design courses with Flora Ruchat, Marcel Meili & Markus Peter, Hans Kollhoff, Frank Gehry

1990 Matura Typus B, Cantonal Secondary School, Romanshorn

1970 born in Amriswil, Thurgau Province, Switzerland



Teaching

Elective Seminars " History of Urban Design":

- SS 2005: "The History of Urban Density II" - Comprehensive Analyses of Contemporary Urban Districts
- WS 2004/05: "The History of Urban Density I" - Density Figures and Urban Typology of various Historical Cities
- WS 2002/03: "Aspects of Urban Design" - Manual and Manifests of th 20th Century
- SS 2002: "The architectural Ensemble and the City" - From the Single Intervention to the Whole of the City
- WS 2001/02: "The Ideal City" - Ideal Concepts and their Reception


Diploma Design Thesis: Elective Subject "History of Urban Design":

- WS 2003/04: "Lakeside Wollishofen - Strategies of Urban Developping"
- WS 2002/03: "Urban Residental Planning at the 'Parkring', Zurich Enge"
- SS 2002: "Future Schlieren Ost - Strategies of Urban Developping"
- WS 2001/02: "Nonstop-City - Hybrid Buildings near the Wipkingerviadukt, Zurich"


- Student Papers (Diplomwahlfacharbeit): Coaching and Support.


Lectures, Guest Critic

"Artistic or Functional Urban Design - Vienna around 1900", Vorlesung, Nanjing University, PR China, Graduate School of Architecture, 22 November 2005.

Guest Critic, ETH Zürich, Chair of Architecture and Technology, Prof. Andrea Deplazes, 04 February 2004.

Lecture and Panel Discussion: "Total Landscape", Art Museum Canton Thurgau, 18 February 2004.

"Urban Development with Spatial Planning", for: Regionalplanungsgruppe Oberthurgau, 28. November 2002.

"Conditions for the Production of Public Space: The State of the Discourse in Switzerland", Munich Lecture II, Geographisches Institut Technische Universität München, 03.-05. Juli 2002.