Hansjoachim Neis, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley. He teaches an integrated approach to design, building and planning and is also the head of the study area of the 'Design and Building Process' which was instituted by Christopher Alexander in 1988. He has taught at the City College (Fachhochschule) in Frankfurt, Germany, and he is involved in the Prince of Wales Urban Design Task Force Program (Berlin/Potsdam and Beirut/Sidon). His main interest in research is, first, the question of quality and value in architecture and urban structure and, second, the question of process and processes which create quality in architecture and the urban fabric.
As a practicing architect, he heads his own architecture office Hajo Neis and Associates HNA, with projects in the U.S., Japan, Germany, and other countries, including the Eishin Campus in Tokyo, University Student Housing in Oregon, and a Mixed-Use Urban Housing Project in Frankfurt.
He has published
articles in English, German, Japanese and Greek, and he is also a co-author of two books:
'A New Theory of Urban Design', Oxford University Press, 1987, and 'Battle
- A Crucial Clash between World System A and World System B' (forthcoming at
Oxford University Press).
Currently he is finishing a book: Details of Feeling in Design and Building - 12 Years of Experience as a practicing Architect in Japan.
He is also working on another book manuscript: City Building - Models for the Formation of Urban Wholes..
Publications in "Wolkenkuckucksheim – Cloud-Cuckoo-Land – Vozdushnyi zamok":
Building Architecture and Design Architecture (issue 1/99)
Search for a New Form Language in Architecture (issue 2/01)