Michael Herrmann’s practice and research focuses on the development and integration of structural design tools as part of the integral design process at the intersection of complex geometry, architecture, and lightweight structural engineering. He studied structural engineering in Stuttgart, Germany and Calgary, Canada. During his PhD at the Institute of Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design in Stuttgart, together with Professor Werner Sobek he developed the technology of functionally graded concrete, a bioinspired approach of saving mass and CO² in concrete structures using additive manufacturing and topology-optimized designs. He has been teaching structural design studios at the Architectural Association and Bartlett School of Architecture in London. In 2009, he cofounded the office str.ucture GmbH, an engineering company committed to the development of innovative lightweight solutions. Since 2018, Michael is a Visiting Research Scholar at UC Berkeley’s Department of Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials (SEMM) and since 2019 Lecturer at CED.