Dipl. Ing. Architect Jan Glasmeier

After working in Thailand for several years, Jan Glasmeier has founded Simple.Architecture in Bangkok in 2017.


Simple.Architecture is promoting the use of alternative and natural materials and is participating in various building project and workshops around South-East Asia.

Prior to working in Thailand, Jan was a lead architect for

Arup in Singapore during the construction of the Singapore Sports Hub, and was working for Foster + Partners in London and on the Masdar City master plan in Abu Dhabi, UAE.



Education & Professional Position (selection)

10/2021 - present, guest lecturer “vernacular architecture”, University of Bath, UK

10/2020 - present, visiting lecturer, Prof. Christian Bauriedel, Hochschule Augsburg, Germany

10/2021 - present, „research project on the usability of various clay mixes“, Collaboration with Prof. Jury Troy and Andreas Loeffler,

HFT Stuttgart, Germany

01/2017 – present, Simple Architecture, founder/general manager, Bangkok + London

01/2020 - 07/2021, Guest professorship at BASEhabitat,

University of the Arts Linz, Austria

01/2012 - 12/2016, agora architects, co-founder/general manager, Mae Sot, Thailand,

01/2010 - 12/2011, Arup, senior architect, London + Singapore

10/2006 - 12/2009, Foster + Partner, architect, London + Abu Dhabi

10/1999 - 6/2006, Diploma in Architecture from TU Darmstadt

09/1997 - 06/1999, Apprenticeship as Architectural Draftsman at Boell + Krabel, BDA, Essen

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