Broad, international experience

Joerg Baumeister is a researcher, consultant, inventor, practitioner, and educator for more than 25 years throughout Europe, Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, China, and Australia. 

He is the Founder and Director of the SeaCities Lab at the Cities Research Institute which develops and implements water-adapted urban solutions and floating structures for climate change (aquatecture) and Full Professor at Griffith University, Australia.

His Academic Roles include teaching students the skills of tomorrow like creative, critical, complex, and ecological thinking and previous appointments as Chair, Head of Discipline, Head of Department and Dean.

Joerg holds Patents like DP 10 2005 029 728 for intelligent urban Infrastructure, EP4061698 / WO 2021099093 for a method stabilising floating bodies (with J.-M. Herrewyn), PCT/AU2022/050783 for an off-shore aquaculture system (with CRC Blue Economy / C. M. Wang) which is pending, and several Design Patents.

He received Several International Awards like the Schinkel Award, the German Urban Design Award, the Bauwelt Award, a nomination for the Aga Khan Award, and he won several 1. Prizes for international competitions.

Joerg Baumeister's short bio:
- Since September 2017: Founder and Director of the SeaCities Lab and Full Professor at Griffith University
- January 2014 - August 2017: Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) and Winthrop Professor, University of Western Australia

In parallel (February 2015 - July 2015): Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

- December 2010 - December 2013: Professor at the German University of Technology in Oman with RWTH Aachen

- September 2007 - November 2010: DAAD Professor and Founding Chair at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development, AA University
- June 2007: Higher Doctorate of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) at Technical University Braunschweig, Germany

- June 1996 - August 2007: Founder and Principal of Baumeister Architekten Ingenieure

- Since 1995: Member of the Chamber of Architects, Germany

Looking for cooperations


The most efficient transformation of theoretical knowledge into reality is always an integral part of both Joerg Baumeister's research and industry projects. Especially due to the current challenges, the dimension and speed of solutions require substantial cooperation. Therefore, we are currently looking for:

1. Highly motivated Research Assistants and PhD researchers with an excellent educational background in architecture, environmental science, or engineering (for scholarships please see Griffith University).

2. Sponsors, e.g. who want to improve smallholders' global food security by supporting the construction of aqua-pod prototypes for the SeaOasis project (total cost around $K400).

3. Industry partners / investors, e.g. to develop the patented SeaBase project further
for operations inside and outside Exclusive Economic Zones (cost around $K1Mio +).

I am interested in a collaboration!