Dübendorf , Juni 2017 - Nest. © Béatrice Devènes
© Béatrice Devènes (2017)

Kathrin Dörfler


Kathrin Dörfler is an architect, researcher, and educator in computational design and robotic fabrication. She holds a Master’s in Architecture from TU Vienna and a Ph.D. from ETH Zurich, carried out at Gramazio Kohler Research as part of the National Center of Competence in Research in Digital Fabrication (NCCR DFAB). Her thesis Strategies for Robotic In situ Fabrication was developed in close collaboration with robotics scientists. It conceived methods for using robots for fabrication not only in laboratory environments but directly on construction sites, in combination with architectural design strategies for such robot-made structures. In 2019, Kathrin joined the School of Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM SoED) as a Tenure Track Professor to set up the Augmented Fabrication Lab. The research interests of her group are focused on collaborative fabrication processes, on-site robotics, and fabrication-aware design.