Gotthilf Goetz Schierle Schierle, PhD, FAIA, Professor of Architecture, USC, Los Angeles. Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, recipient of the ACSA Creative Achievement Award, NSF, HUD, and FEMA research grants, founding Director of USC’s Master of Building Science Program, and a professional architect. He lectured and published extensively on design for earthquake safety and tensile structures, including at AIA National Conventions.

Professor Gotthilf Goetz Schierle Schierle holds PhD and Master of Architecture degrees from UC Berkeley and a Dipl-Ing degree from Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences. Prior to USC he taught at UC Berkeley and Stanford. He served on the California structure license committee, the Journal for Architectural Education Editorial Board, and the Fabric Architecture Advisory Board. His professional practice includes major projects in America, Asia, and Europe.

Research Interest
Synergy of form and structure
Structure education
Seismic design
Interdisciplinary design optimization
Iconic architecture