Dr Sonja Berthold SIA

PhD  NUS  MSc  ETH  MArch  AA


Education


2017
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
at the Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore ETH Centre, and the National University of Singapore, School of Design and Environment (Prof. J. Widodo & K. Christiaanse)


2003
MAS Design Culture
at the Design Research Institute of the Zurich University of the Arts, CH (Prof. R. Bauer) (IKEA design research grant)

2001
Master of Architecture and Urbanism (M.Arch)
at the Design Research Laboratories DRL of the Architectural Association, London, U.K. (B. Steele & P. Schumacher)

2001
Master of Architecture (Dipl.Arch.ETH)
at ETH Zürich, CH (Diploma with Prof. F. Oswald, other design studios: Prof. H.E. Kramel, Prof. W. Schett, Prof. M. Campi and Prof. M. Angelil)

1995
International Baccalaureate (Matura Type C)
at Ruam Rudee International School, Swiss Section, Bangkok, Thailand


Practical Experiences

2023 - 
Project Lead in the Urban Design Department
of the City of Zug, Switzerland

2023 - 
Member of the Urban Design Advisory Board
to the City of Bregenz, Austria 

2019 -
Founding Principal at SPACECOUNCIL
in Singapore and Zurich 

2014 - 2018
Founding Principal at SONJA BERTHOLD ARCHITEKTUR
in Zurich

2002 - 2003
Design Architect with BAUMSCHLAGER EBERLE ARCHITECTS, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein


Research Experiences

2021 -
Research Fellow at SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY, Bangkok, Thailand

2020 - 
Scientific Lead of MUTUALITIES

2021 - 2022
Representative of LIFE AS A SERVICE (LAAS) at MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) 

2021 - 2022
Guest Design Lecturer at Tunghai Architecture (Taiwan)

2019 - 2021
Scientific Director of LIFE AS A SERVICE Life (LAAS) 

2014 - 2017
Project Lead for RECLAIMING BACKLANES at ETH’s Future Cities Laboratory (FCL), Singapore

2012 - 2017
PhD Researcher at Singapore FCL and the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 


Teaching Experience

2009 - 2021 - 2022
Guest Design Lecturer at Tunghai Architecture, Taiwan 

2021
Workshop Lead at MUTUALITIES in Venice, Italy 

2018 - 2019
Design Studio Tutor at National University of Singapore (NUS) , Singapore

2017
Design Studio Tutor at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) in collaboration with WOHA Architects, Singapore

2015
Design Studio Tutor at Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

2015
Conductor at the Platform for Asian Architecture and Urbanism (PAAU)

2014
Design Studio at Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

2013 - 2014
Design Studio Tutor at ETH Zurich, studio based at the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL)

2011
AA Visiting School Tutor 

2010
Visiting Lecturer at TU Darmstadt at the Chair of Prof. Klaus Daniels, Darmstadt, Germany

2009 - 2011
Lecturer at the Design Research Institute of Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland

2002 -
Jury/Critic in Architectural Design Studios in Zurich (ETHZ) and Bangkok (KMUTT, Chulalongkorn/INDA and Silpakorn Universities)


Commissions


2023 -
Member of the Urban Design Advisory Board
to the City of Bregenz, Austria


Languages

German – mother tongue
English – proficient
Thai – very good
French – fair



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