Steffen Feirabend is Professor for Digital Design and Construction at the University of Applied Science Stuttgart (HFT) and Principal at Werner Sobek AG.
He studied structural engineering at the University of Stuttgart and the University of Calgary. In March 2000 he began his professional career as a structural engineer with Werner Sobek. Later he also started his research activity with Werner Sobek at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK). He also worked as head of the steel/glass at seele GmbH on complex building envelopes combining design and construction.
His focus is on the analysis, modeling and construction of complex spatial structures and building envelopes with digital tools as well as the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) over the buildings lifetime to create a sustainable future.
He worked worldwide on projects e.g. the museum “The Broad” in Los Angeles (USA), the “EXPO2017” (Kazakhstan) and the railway station “Stuttgart21” as well as airports, high rises and stadiums.