Sabine Müller

Sabine Müller is, together with Andreas Quednau, founding partner of SMAQ, a Berlin-based collaborative studio for architecture, urbanism, and research. SMAQ subscribes to making something that does not work without its environment (H. Haake), both on the urban and architectural scale.

Müller is an architect trained at Kassel University, Germany and Columbia University, New York City. She worked with Asymptote New York and West 8 Landscape Architects Rotterdam. She has taught at the University of Delft and was an assistant professor at the University of Karlsruhe at the Chair for Urban Design. With SMAQ she has conducted urban research projects as well as architectural, landscape, and urban projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America.

Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 4101/4102/5101/5116 Option Studio / Design VII: ENJOY! An Appetite for Ecology, Infrastructure, and Everyday Practices of Inhabitation (with Michael Jefferson, Spring 2015)Advanced programs in architectural design, with options in, but not limited to, urban design, architectural technology, computational design, ecology, culture, and representation.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • German Facade Prize, first prize in the category Public Building, for Kindergarten Kastanienallee, Berlin-Hellerdorf (2012)
  • Architectural Review Award, for BAD (bath), Stuttgart (2008)
  • Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction, acknowledgement prize for XERITOWN, Dubai (2008)
  • MAK-Schindler-Fellowship, Museum for Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria (2007)
  • Research grant, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands (2005)

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • “Urban by Nature” International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (2014)
  • “Post-Oil City: The History of the City's Future”, internationally travelling exhibition (2010)
  • “Umwelten/Environments”, German Architecture Center Berlin (2008)

Publications (Selected)

  • Charter of Dubai - A Manifesto of Critical Urban Transformation, Jovis (2012)
  • Xeritown – Vernacular Principles in: Post-Oil City: The History of the City's Future (2010)
  • BRAKIN, Brazzaville – Kinshasa, Visualizing the Visible, with Lars Müller (2006)