Georg Suter

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Georg Suter, PhD, Associate Professor

Contact | Education | Research interests | Publications | Teaching

Contact

email: georg.suter at tuwien.ac.at

phone: +43 1 58801 272 20

office: Room DE 01 30, Treitlstrasse 3, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

Education

Habilitation in Design Computing (2003), Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

Ph.D. in Building Performance and Diagnostics (1999), School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

M.Sc. in Architecture (1995), School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Dipl. Arch. ETH (1992), Architekturabteilung, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Research interests

Architectural design and decision support systems, Building information modelling, Spatial information systems

Publications

2016

  • [PDF] A. Bres and G. Suter, “Automated building energy performance simulation: a review of approaches and outline of research opportunities,” in 23nd Workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering, Krakow, Poland, 2016.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Bres2016,
    author = {Aurelien Bres and Georg Suter},
    title = {Automated building energy performance simulation: a review of approaches and outline of research opportunities},
    booktitle = {23nd {W}orkshop of the {E}uropean {G}roup for {I}ntelligent {C}omputing in {E}ngineering},
    year = {2016},
    editor = {Barbara Strug, Grazyna Slusarczyk},
    address = {Krakow, Poland},
    organization = {EG-ICE},
    owner = {georg},
    timestamp = {2014.04.26}
    }

2015

  • [PDF] G. Suter, “Definition of views to generate, visualize, and evaluate multi-view space models of schematic building designs,” in 22nd Workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Suter2015a,
    author = {Georg Suter},
    title = {Definition of views to generate, visualize, and evaluate multi-view space models of schematic building designs},
    booktitle = {22nd {W}orkshop of the {E}uropean {G}roup for {I}ntelligent {C}omputing in {E}ngineering},
    year = {2015},
    editor = {Jakob Beetz, Leon van Berlo, Timo Hartmann},
    address = {Eindhoven, The Netherlands},
    organization = {EG-ICE},
    owner = {georg},
    timestamp = {2014.04.26}
    }
  • S. Macit, E. M. İlal, G. Suter, and M. H. Günaydın, “A hybrid model for building code representation based on four-level and semantic modeling approaches,” in CIB W78 Conference 2015, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Macit2015,
    author = {Sibel Macit and M. Emre İlal and Georg Suter and H. Murat Günaydın},
    title = {A Hybrid Model for Building Code Representation Based on Four-Level and Semantic Modeling Approaches},
    booktitle = {{CIB W78} {C}onference 2015},
    year = {2015},
    editor = {Jakob Beetz and Leon van Berlo and Timo Hartmann and Robert Amor and Bauke de Vries},
    address = {Eindhoven, The Netherlands},
    organization = {CIB W78},
    owner = {georg},
    timestamp = {2015.10.02}
    }
  • M. Reis, H. Schmiedhofer, S. Flöry, F. Rist, and G. Suter, “A novel dovetail joining method for planar panels with non-orthogonal cut surfaces,” in Applied Mechanics and Materials, Mechanical and Electrical Technology VII, 335-342, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Reis2015,
    author = {Martin Reis and Heinz Schmiedhofer and Simon Flöry and Florian Rist and Georg Suter},
    title = {A Novel Dovetail Joining Method for Planar Panels with Non-Orthogonal Cut Surfaces},
    booktitle = {{Applied Mechanics and Materials, Mechanical and Electrical Technology VII}, 335-342},
    year = {2015}
    }

2014

  • H. Schmiedhofer, M. Reis, S. Floery, F. Rist, and G. Suter, “A framework for linking design and fabrication in geometrically complex architecture,” in Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture Conference, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2014.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Schmiedhofer2014,
    author = {Heinz Schmiedhofer and Martin Reis and Simon Floery and Florian Rist and Georg Suter},
    title = {A Framework for Linking Design and Fabrication in Geometrically Complex
    Architecture},
    booktitle = {{A}ssociation for {C}omputer {A}ided {D}esign in {A}rchitecture {C}onference},
    year = {2014},
    editor = {David Gerber and Alvin Huang and Jose Sanchez},
    address = {Los Angeles, CA, USA},
    organization = {ACADIA},
    owner = {georg},
    timestamp = {2014.11.10}
    }
  • G. Suter, “Modeling spatial compositions with network-based spaced layouts,” in International Conference for Computing in Civil and Building Engineering 2014, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2014.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Suter2014b,
    author = {Georg Suter},
    title = {Modeling spatial compositions with network-based spaced layouts},
    booktitle = {{I}nternational {C}onference for {C}omputing in {C}ivil and {B}uilding {E}ngineering
    2014},
    year = {2014},
    editor = {Raymond Issa and Ian Flood},
    address = {Orlando, Florida, USA},
    organization = {ISCCBE}
    }
  • [PDF] G. Suter, “Modeling multi-level spaces with network-based space layouts – a case study,” in 21st Workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, 2014.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Suter2014a,
    author = {Georg Suter},
    title = {Modeling multi-level spaces with network-based space layouts - a case study},
    booktitle = {{21st Workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering}},
    year = {2014},
    editor = {Haijiang Li},
    address = {Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom},
    organization = {EG-ICE},
    owner = {georg},
    timestamp = {2014.04.26}
    }
  • [PDF] [DOI] G. Suter, F. Petrushevski, and M. Sipetic, “Operations on network-based space layouts for modeling multiple space views of buildings,” Advanced Engineering Informatics, vol. 28, iss. 4, pp. 395-411, 2014.
    [Bibtex]
    @ARTICLE{Suter2014,
    author = {Georg Suter and Filip Petrushevski and Milos Sipetic},
    title = {Operations on network-based space layouts for modeling multiple space
    views of buildings},
    journal = {{A}dvanced {E}ngineering {I}nformatics},
    year = {2014},
    volume = {28},
    pages = {395 - 411},
    number = {4},
    doi = {10.1016/j.aei.2014.06.004},
    url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1474034614000421}
    }

2013

  • [PDF] S. Macit, M. E. Ilal, H. M. Gunaydin, and Georg Suter, “Izmir municipality housing and zoning code analysis and representation for compliance checking,” in 20th Workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering, Vienna, Austria, 2013.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Macit2013,
    author = {Sibel Macit and Mustafa Emre Ilal and Husnu Murat Gunaydin and Georg
    Suter},
    title = {Izmir municipality housing and zoning code analysis and representation
    for compliance checking},
    booktitle = {{20th Workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering}},
    year = {2013},
    editor = {Georg Suter and Yaqub Rafiq and Pieter deWilde},
    address = {Vienna, Austria},
    organization = {EG-ICE},
    owner = {georg},
    timestamp = {2013.04.28}
    }
  • [PDF] F. Petrushevski, M. Sipetic, and G. Suter, “Conflict management in a personalized, space model based lighting control system,” in 20th Workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering, Vienna, Austria, 2013.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Petrushevski2013,
    author = {Filip Petrushevski and Milos Sipetic and Georg Suter},
    title = {Conflict management in a personalized, space model based lighting
    control system},
    booktitle = {{20th Workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering}},
    year = {2013},
    editor = {Georg Suter and Yaqub Rafiq and Pieter deWilde},
    address = {Vienna, Austria},
    organization = {EG-ICE},
    owner = {georg},
    timestamp = {2013.04.28}
    }
  • [PDF] [DOI] G. Suter, “Structure and spatial consistency of network-based space layouts for building and product design,” Computer-Aided Design, vol. 45, iss. 8-9, pp. 1108-1127, 2013.
    [Bibtex]
    @ARTICLE{Suter2013,
    author = {Georg Suter},
    title = {Structure and spatial consistency of network-based space layouts
    for building and product design},
    journal = {{C}omputer-{A}ided {D}esign},
    year = {2013},
    volume = {45},
    pages = {1108 - 1127},
    number = {8-9},
    doi = {10.1016/j.cad.2013.04.004},
    url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010448513000638}
    }

2012

  • [PDF] G. Suter, F. Petrushevski, and M. Sipetic, “Boolean operations on network-based space layouts,” in 19th Workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering, Herrsching (Munich), Germany, 2012.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Suter2012,
    author = {Georg Suter and Filip Petrushevski and Sipetic, Milos},
    title = {Boolean operations on network-based space layouts},
    booktitle = {{19th Workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering}},
    year = {2012},
    editor = {Andr\'{e} Borrmann and Philipp Geyer},
    address = {Herrsching (Munich), Germany},
    organization = {EG ICE},
    owner = {georg},
    timestamp = {2012.05.24}
    }
  • [PDF] G. Suter, F. Petrushevski, and M. Sipetic, “A space model for personal lighting control,” in 12th Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Taipei, Taiwan, 2012.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Suter2012a,
    author = {Georg Suter and Filip Petrushevski and Milos Sipetic},
    title = {A space model for personal lighting control},
    booktitle = {12th {C}onference on {C}onstruction {A}pplications of {V}irtual {R}eality},
    year = {2012},
    address = {Taipei, Taiwan},
    publisher = {National Taiwan University},
    owner = {georg},
    timestamp = {2011.11.21}
    }

2011

  • [PDF] G. Suter, “Operations on network-based space layouts,” in 11th Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Weimar, Germany, 2011, pp. 567-578.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Suter2011,
    author = {Georg Suter},
    title = {Operations on network-based space layouts},
    booktitle = {11th {C}onference on {C}onstruction {A}pplications of {V}irtual {R}eality},
    year = {2011},
    editor = {Hans-Joachim Bargstdt and Karin Ailland},
    pages = {567-578},
    address = {Weimar, Germany},
    month = {3.-4. November 2011},
    publisher = {Bauhaus University},
    owner = {georg},
    timestamp = {2011.11.21}
    }
  • [PDF] G. Suter, F. Petrushevski, and M. Sipetic, “Design of a personalized lighting control system enabled by a space model,” in 11th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2011.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{Suter2011a,
    author = {Georg Suter and Filip Petrushevski and Milos Sipetic},
    title = {Design of a personalized lighting control system enabled by a space model},
    booktitle = {{11th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations}},
    year = {2011},
    editor = {Jeff Haberl},
    address = {Brooklyn, NY, USA},
    owner = {georg},
    timestamp = {2011.11.21}
    }

More publications

Complete publication list

Theses

  • G. Suter, “Computer-based representations for building performance,” Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, {Habilitation Thesis} AC03831563, 2003.
    [Bibtex]
    @TECHREPORT{Suter2003b,
    author = {Georg Suter},
    title = {Computer-based representations for building performance},
    institution = {Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Vienna University of Technology},
    year = {2003},
    type = {{Habilitation Thesis}},
    number = {AC03831563},
    address = {Vienna, Austria},
    howpublished = {{Habilitation Thesis}},
    owner = {georg},
    timestamp = {2012.06.20}
    }
  • G. Suter, “A representation for design manipulation and performance analysis,” {PhD Thesis} PhD Thesis, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 1999.
    [Bibtex]
    @PHDTHESIS{Suter1999a,
    author = {Georg Suter},
    title = {A representation for design manipulation and performance analysis},
    school = {School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University},
    year = {1999},
    type = {{PhD Thesis}},
    address = {Pittsburgh, PA, USA},
    owner = {georg},
    timestamp = {2012.06.20}
    }
  • G. Suter, “Facades and spaces: a computational tool for the design of building facades,” {Master Thesis} Master Thesis, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 1995.
    [Bibtex]
    @MASTERSTHESIS{Suter1995,
    author = {Georg Suter},
    title = {Facades and spaces: a computational tool for the design of building facades},
    school = {School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University},
    year = {1995},
    type = {{Master Thesis}},
    address = {Pittsburgh, PA, USA},
    owner = {georg},
    timestamp = {2012.06.20}
    }

Teaching

Master Architecture program, VUT:

Digital Design and Production Module (Coordinator)

The content presented in this interdisciplinary module is informed by faculty research. Students acquire the technical skills to create and produce innovative designs that realize the potential of advanced parametric shape modeling and digital fabrication methods.

Building Information Modeling (Lecture, 1h , Exercise, 1.5h)

This course provides an introduction to building information modeling (BIM). Topics covered by lectures and exercises include: evaluation of BIM systems, object-based parametric modeling, interoperability, databases, concurrency control, and workflow modeling.

Architectural Morphology (Lecture, 1h , Exercise, 1.5h)

An introduction to graph theory and its application in architectural design, including floor plan representation, analysis, and generation is given. Students learn how to apply isovist and space syntax modeling techniques to the spatial analysis of rooms, buildings, and urban spaces.

Parametric Modeling and Programming (Exercise, 2h, with Peter Ferschin)

Shape designs that are computationally efficient as well as material and production friendly may be created with parametric modeling and programming functionality in geometry modeling and CAAD software. Students learn basic data processing concepts and develop programming skills in computational geometry exercises.

Advanced Parametric Modeling (Exercise, 2.5h, with Peter Ferschin)

Students deepen their digital design competence in an advanced parametric modeling project in which they develop parametric models of selected architectural designs for the purpose of design and performance space exploration.

Bachelor Architecture program, VUT:

CAAD and Geometry (Lecture, 1.5h, with Simon Floery)

The course covers key concepts that underlie geometric modeling and computer-aided architectural design systems. Parametric and performance-based modeling methods are introduced. Their potential and limitations for architectural design are illustrated with case studies from innovative practices.

Design Computing Seminar (Seminar, 4h)

Students conduct a literature review of the state-of-the-art in a chosen area of design computing. Students summarize their findings in a report which is structured and formatted according to scientific publishing standards.