Goetz Schierle, Ph.D., FAIA

Professor Emeritus


Dipl-Ing, Stuttgart University; M.Arch and Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Professor Schierle is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, recipient of the ACSA Creative Achievement Award, NSF, HUD, and CUREE research grants, founding Director of USC’s Master of Building Science Program, and a professional architect. He lectured and published extensively on design for earthquake safety and tensile structures, including at AIA National Conventions. Dr. Schierle holds Ph.D. and Master of Architecture degrees from UC Berkeley and a Dipl.-Ing. degree from Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences. Prior to USC, he taught at UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Prior to AutoCAD in 1980 he developed StarCADD for computer aided design and drafting. He served on the California structure license committee, the Journal for Architectural Education Editorial Board and the Fabric Architecture Advisory Board. He is Executive Editor of the Journal of Steel Structure and Construction and serves on the IEREK Scientific Committee. His professional practice includes major projects in America, Asia, and Europe. His book Structure and Design is published at cognella.

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