Department of the Built Environment

Architectural Design and Engineering

ADE analyzes programs for buildings, develops concepts, investigates tectonic solutions and evaluates constructions and materials.

Source: Bekkering & Adams Architecten. Project: Agnetendal.  Foto: Scagliola Brakkee.

Covering the core of the architectural profession: How to make a good building?

The unique fusion of architecture and technology is the driving force behind the innovative strength of ADE. The chair works from the assumption that good architecture comes into being when architectural design and technical virtuosity merge harmoniously. Key research areas include sustainable concepts, shifting typologies, new building technologies and exploring the power of materiality within architectural design.

ADE focuses on making architecture. Conceiving buildings that are good on a real as well as a conceptual level. The Chair focuses on engaged architecture: innovative, smart, applicable.  At ADE we passionately propagate the reciprocity of design and making. Design practice, technology & engineering are carefully and harmoniously integrated, from a human and environmental perspective.


Lecture Series 'Making Architecture'

‘Making Architecture' Lecture Series at the Department of the Built Environment of the Eindhoven University of Technology provide students, professionals and others interested in architecture the opportunity to get inspired by a variety of well-known architects.

Meet some of our Researchers



  • Visiting address

    De Groene Loper
  • Postal address

    Department of the Built Environment
    P.O. Box 513
    5600 MB Eindhoven