Assistant Professor

Daniel Koehler is an architect, urbanist, researcher, and co-founder of lab-eds. He is an assistant professor for architecture computation in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Koehler teaches courses on architecture computation, urban form, city architecture, mereological thinking, and the design of distributive technologies at urban scale. Before joining UT Austin, Daniel directed one of the research clusters at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture in London, where he also coordinated the theory module of the Urban Design Master Program. Furthermore, Daniel was a postdoctoral research fellow at Innsbruck University. He has taught at several institutions, among them the Aalto University in Espoo Finland, Vilnius Academy of Arts in Lithuania, Städelschule in Frankfurt Germany, and the University of East London. Daniel has studied Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, and he completed his PhD at Innsbruck University. His work has been exhibited in Prague, Milan, Graz, Montreal, London, and is part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou. He is the author of “The Mereological City”, a study on the part-relationships between architecture and its city in the modern period. His current research focuses on the urban implications of distributive technologies, which are being designed by means of sets, data, interfaces and their architecture.


  • B.Sc. Architecture, University of Dortmund
  • Master in Architecture, University of Applied Arts - Studio Hadid, Vienna, Austria
  • Ph.D. in Architecture and Urban Design, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Köhler, Daniel. 2016. The Mereological City: A Reading of the Works of Ludwig Hilberseimer. Architekturen 36. Bielefeld, New York: transcript.

Experimental Architecture Biennale 2019, Project Maison Partino, Prague, 13 June - 03 September 2019.

Coder Le Monde, Project WanderYards, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 15 June - 27 August 2018.

Oustanding Artist Awards, Project Choreograments, Haus der Architektur, Graz, 12 October - 29 December 2012.

Project WanderYards, Permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2018.

Bai, Junji, Galika, Anna, Koehler, Daniel, Pu, Qiuru, 2019. "Distributed Ledgers and their Impact on Urban Form", ACAADIA Proceedings 2019.

Koehler, Daniel. 2019. “Mereological Thinking: Figuring Realities within Urban Form.” AD Special Issue: Discrete: Reappraising the Digital in Architecture, London: Whiley. Doi: 10.1002/ad.2409

Koehler, Daniel, Abo Saleh, Sheghaf, Li, Hua, Ye, Chuwei, Zhou, Yaonaijia and Navasaityte, Rasa. 2018. “Mereologies - Combinatorial Design and the Description of Urban Form.” In Proceedings of the 36th ECAADe Conference, S. 2 vols, 85–94. eCAADe 1.

Koehler, Daniel, Galika, Anna, Bai, Junyi and Pu, Qiuru. 2018. “Blockerties - the Distributive Design of the Blockchain Technology and Its Impact on Urban Form.” In Proceedings of the 36th ECAADe Conference, S. 2 vols, 551–60. eCAADe 1.

Koehler, Daniel. 2017. “The City as an Element of Architecture: Discrete Automata as an Outlook Beyond Bureaucratic Means.” In Proceedings of the 35th ECAADe Conference, ed. 2 vols, 523–32 1. Rome: eCAADe.

Koehler, Daniel, Navasaityte, Rasa. 2017. "Mereological Tectonics: The Figure and its Figuration", TxA Emerging Technologies 2016 Proceedings.

Koehler, Daniel. 2014. “The Ecological Gap: Mereological Considerations on Architectural Typology.” IaacBits 4 (4.1.2).

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  • City Architecture
  • Architecture Computation
  • Mereology