Wolfgang Rudorf

Wolfgang Max Rudorf received his engineering diploma in Architecture and Urban Planning from the Technical University in Berlin. As a recipient of a German Academic Exchange scholarship, he attended the History Theory and Criticism Program at MIT, receiving a Master of Science in Architectural Studies with a research focus on the Public Works Administration’s public housing initiative during the New Deal era.

Rudorf is a licensed Architect in Massachusetts and a LEED accredited professional, concentrating in his practice on the interface between the architectural and engineering disciplines. Responsible for the design and construction of large adaptive re-use projects, affordable housing projects, and the preservation of historic landmarks in the United States and Germany, he is an adamant supporter of an integrated project delivery method.

He has taught as an adjunct faculty member for many years in the RISD INTAR Department and is currently coauthoring Libraries – A Design Manual to be published by Birkhäuser Verlag in 2011.

Academic research/areas of interest


  • Green Building Technology
  • Integrated Project Delivery and Building Information Modeling
  • Interface of Architecture and Engineering


    Fall 2017 Courses

  • INTAR-2397-01 Design Thesis Prep
  • INTAR-2301-01 Intro To Interior Studies I

    Spring 2018 Courses

  • INTAR-23ST-07 Advanced Design Studios
  • INTAR-2307-01 Energy And Systems
  • INTAR-2363-01 Grad Adaptive Reuse Seminar
  • DIPA, Technische Universitat Berlin
  • MAS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Departments

Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles