Benefits for the Department

ARI creates a research platform on local, national & international level. It builds bridges to other research institutions as the MCTS, the BauHow5 Initiative, the MIT Department of Urban Studies + Planning, the Stanford Center for Design Research.

Complex problems require an inter- and transdisciplinary approach. ARI supports exchanging perspectives with disciplines of informatics, engineering, management, sociology, and practices across creative, consulting, manufacturing, automotive & real estate industries.

ARI raises the access of the department to state-of-the-art research and researchers throughout its network. With network activities and workshops new research questions are created, people and capacities acitivated.


With its experience in approved DFG, IGGSE and ZukunftBAU applications ARI assists in setting up research collaborations, preparing the required documents, descriptions and schedules.


ARI fosters career paths & development in architecture and the built environment. It provides insights and coachings in coordination with TUM Entrepreneurship, UnternehmerTUM and industries, e.g. as executive masters or PhD projects.

Best ideas occur in face-to-face interaction. The ARIspace is a dedicated co-working space for the department‘s researchers and involved stakeholders. A place to arrive and a hub, to depart.