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Jörg Rügemer 

Dipl.-Ing. M.Arch. Architekt AKBW, Assoc. AIA, Associate Professor of the University of Utah

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Jörg Rügemer graduated with an M.Arch. from SCI-Arc in Los Angeles and has worked for renowned architectural firms such as Frank O. Gehry in Los Angeles, Anshen&Allen in San Francisco, and Bothe Richter Teherani in Hamburg. Between 2004 and 2008, he maintained an architectural practice in Shanghai, where he was in charge of designing large master planned developments and densified housing projects. He taught as a professor in architecture at several universities in Germany and the US, before he moved to Utah in 2006 to become a professor for sustainable and resilient design at the School of Architecture, University of Utah. At the same time, he moved his professional practice to Salt Lake City, where he focuses on resilient and cost-effective high-performance buildings. Rügemer has received numerous international architectural awards and scholarships, including 16 placements in international architectural and urban design competitions, and many awards for his completed work. Please check my website at and