Manfred Schuller

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Former professor for building history, building archeology and conservation
TUM School of Engineering and Design

born May 7, 1953


Interview with TUM Emeritus of Excellence Manfred Schuller

"We had to fly high up to avoid being shot at"

 As Professor of Building History at TUM, Manfred Schuller directed major large-scale projects. His maxim of carrying out research through field work took the TUM alumnus to many different countries – among them sunny holiday resorts as well as dangerous war zones.  [read more]


Prof. Schuller (b. 1953) researches historical architecture from the ancient world to the 20th century. His particular areas of interest are Greek temples, the medieval cathedrals in Bamberg, Regensburg and Saint Mark’s in Venice and Renaissance architecture in Venice and Rome. He also studies baroque landscape gardening, historical roofing, Islamic architecture in Bukhara (Uzbekistan) and the iron buildings of the engineer Suchov in Russia. He was a leading member of a long-standing DFG Graduate College "Kunstwissenschaft - Bauforschung - Denkmalpflege" of the University of Bamberg and the TU Berlin, and also of the "Naumburgkolleg" of the VW Foundation on interdisciplinary research on Naumburg Cathedral.


Short biography

1975 - 1980 Study of architecture, TUM
1980 - 1984 Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.), TUM
1984 - 1986 DFG-stipend, Venice
1986 - 2006 Professorship for building research and building history, University of Bamberg
2006 - 2019 Full professor for building history, building archeology and conservation, TUM


Memberships and honors

Member of the State Monuments Council of tBavaria, Regional Committee Chairman Upper and Lower Franconia

Member of the "ICOMOS" Monitoring Group Germany

Corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute with advisory function for the Roman Institute

Deputy chairman of the board of the "Koldewey-Gesellschaft für baugeschichtliche Forschungen" for many years

Member of the Board of Trustees of the "Centro Tedesco di studi Veneziani", Venice

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Meitinger Foundation



  • Pize of the "Bund der Freunde der Technischen Universität München e.V." (1984)

You can download "Explanations of honors and awards" here [PDF 215 KB]


Key publications

Schuller M: "Il Tempietto. Analisi basata a un nuovo rilievo architettonico". In: Il Tempietto di Bramante nel monastero di San Pietro in Montorio. Edito: Cantatore F. Rom: 2017: 225–256.

Schuller M, Hubel A (Eds.): Der Dom zu Regensburg. Inventarband des Bayerischen Landesamtes für Denkmalpflege, 5 Bände, Regensburg, 2010-2016.

Schuller M: “Building Archaeology”. ICOMOS, International Council on Monuments and Sites VII. München, 2002.

Schuller M: „Le facciate dei Palazzi medievali a Venezia“; „Le facciate medievali del Palazzo Ducale a Venezia“. L’Architettura Gotica Veneziana. 2000; 281-432.

Schuller M: „Das Fürstenportal des Bamberger Domes.“ Bamberg 1993

Schuller M: „Der Artemistempel im Delion auf Paros“. Denkmäler antiker Architektur. 1991; 18(1).