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Discover, what’s going on at our current courses in structural membrane design and engineering.
And have a look at our latest news for upcoming workshops, symposia and events.

Again IMS student won IFAI Award 2018

Already one year after two IMS students won prices of the IFAI competitions we are pleased to announce that again one of our current students could win an IFAI Award, which was granted at the IFAI EXPO in Dallas, USA.

We congratulate:

Samuel Alejandro Carrillo Garcia, Mexico

winning the IFAI Award of Excellence by submitting his project "Suspended Conoids in Building Durango" together with his company


View the project here

7th IMS International Textile Architecture Symposium in Miami - very successful

The 7th IMS International Textile Architecture Symposium, hosted at the very prestigious School of Architecture at the University of Miami successfully ended on late Saturday afternoon on May 19th 2018.

Within the three days of the symposium, concentrated lectures were held regarding planning, design and increasingly frequent inclusion of high‐tech membrane structures within the modern architecture. The symposium was a didactic and academic event counting on the experience of great professionals in the field of Membrane Building and Textile Architecture. At the same time the 90 attendees benefitted from the opportunity of networking and meeting professionals, students and craftsmen currently involved in the industry and the world of membrane or tensile structures during the two evening cocktail parties.

On Saturday afternoon the symposium was concluded after an interactive panel discussion where the specialists answered questions regarding education, future trends and development in the field of membrane and lightweight structure building.

IMS students won IFAI Awards 2017

We are very proud to announce that two of our current students participating in the 2017 Sudent Design Challenge have been awarded the first prices in their category:

We congratulate:

Ahmed Nouraldeen, Lebanon

winning FIRST PLACE in the 2017 Fabric Structures Student Design Challenge with your project titled Tenso Refugee Shelter


Gabriel Galeano, Nicaragua

winning FIRST PLACE in the 2017 Awning and Canopy Student Design Challenge with your project titled Eternal Sailboot