Nils Jäger

Lecturer in Digital Architecture
School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU

United Kingdom



Ph.D., University of Nottingham, 2011-2015
M.Arch., Ball State University, 2006
TU Berlin, 2004-2007
B.Arch., 2003
Vordiplom, TU Berlin, 2002



German (native), English (fluent), French (spoken), Latin (8 yrs high school education)



2015-current: University of Nottingham, Computer Science, Research Fellow
2011-2015: University of Nottingham, Computer Science, Doctoral Student
2014 & 2015: University of Nottingham, Architecture, Teaching Assistant
2012-2013: University of Nottingham, Architecture, First Year Studio Tutor
2010-2011: self-employed, Marburg, Germany
2007-2010: Staffelbach Design Associates, Dallas, TX, USA, Architectural Intern & Architectural Technician
2006: Andreas Schroeder, Dipl.Ing., Berlin, Germany, Draftsperson
2002 – 2003: Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA, Graduate Assistant



architecture, adaptivity, human-computer interaction, embodiment, phenomenology, control, synchrony, architectural interactions



  • Supervisor, University of Nottingham, 2015-2016
    Master of Science, Computer Science, G54IRP “Individual Research Projects”
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Nottingham, 2014 & 2015
    Arch Humanities II – K12 AH2: “Critical Theory and Interpretation” (Second Year module), Dr. Jonathan Hale
  • Studio Tutor, University of Nottingham, 2012-2013
    First Year Studio, Liz Bromley-Smith (First Year coordinator), Rachel Grigor (unit leader)
  • Invited guest critic, Ball State University
    Prof. Dr. Arijit Sen, Third Year Studio, Building in urban context – Vancouver, 2004
    Prof. Pamela Harwood, Second Year Studio, Train Station, 2003
    Prof. Dan Woodfin, First Year Studio, Freestyle Design, 2002 and 2003



  • Ph.D. studentship, University of Nottingham, 2011-2014
  • Tell-A-Vision Small Project Grant (US$500), 2004, Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry, Ball State University
    DVD publication “cultural landscapes – gas boom”
  • Graduate Assistantship, Ball State University, 2002-2003
  • Full Tuition Waiver, Ball State University, 2002-2004
  • Study Abroad Stipend, University of Technology Berlin, 2002



  • Best Paper Award “ExoBuilding” (co-author) [please see publication list]
    Scientific Theatre 2011 workshop, part of Intelligent Environments 2011, Nottingham Trent University
  • Outstanding Service Citation, Ball State University, 2004
    awarded by the College of Architecture and Planning for outstanding service in preparation of the ACSA Central Regional Conference titled “w-e-a-v-i-n-g”


  • PhD Summer School “Design+Tectonics – Working in the Space Between Theory and Practice”, Nottingham, 2016
    paper presented: Bodily Interactions with Adaptive Architecture (forthcoming)
  • Smart Cities & Smart Communities, Manchester, 2016
    Symposium attended
  • Interactions and Archtitectural Space, part of CHI 2014, Toronto, Canada
    paper presented: Real-Time Bodily Interactions with Adaptive Architecture [please see publication list]
  • Social Implications of Pervasive Computing, part of Pervasive Computing (PerCom) 2014, Budapest, Hungary
    paper presented: Using Adaptive Architecture to Support Yoga Practices: Social Considerations for Design [please see publication list]
  • Physicality 2012, part of BHCI 2012, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
    paper presented: In Control – Heart Rate-driven Architecture [please see publication list]
  • AC.UK 2012, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
    poster presented: Affecting Architecture [please see publication list]
  • Scientific Theater, part of Intelligent Environments 2011, Nottingham Trent University
    workshop attended/paper co-authored: ExoBuilding [please see publication list]
  • 10th Student Symposium, Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana, USA), 2005
    Film presented: “cultural landscapes – gas boom” [please see publication list]

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