Tillmann Klein studied architecture at RWTH Aachen, Germany. He worked in several architecture offices, later focussing on the construction of metal and glass facades and glass roofs. Simultaneously he attended the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, Klasse Baukunst. He was a co-founder of the architecture office rheinflügel baukunst with a focus on art-related projects. In 2005, he was awarded the art prize of North Rhine-Westphalia for young artists.

From September 2005 until 2018 Klein headed the Facade Research Group at the TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, and from 2008 until 2016 he was director of the façade consulting office Imagine Envelope b.v. in The Hague. Tillmann Klein organises the international façade conference series ´The Future Envelope´ at TU Delft and is editor in chief of the scientific open access ´Journal of Façade Design and Engineering´.

More info


Professor for Building Product Innovation, Delft University of Technology


PhD, Integral Facade Construction, Delft University of Technology
Meisterschueler, Baukunst, Kunstakademie Duesseldorf
Dipl.-Ing., Architecture, RWTH Aachen University


Architecture and the Built Environment

Courses and programs by this instructor