Antje Steinmuller is an assistant professor of Architecture at California College of the Arts and a senior associate at Studio URBIS, a sustainable architecture, urban design, and research practice in the Bay Area. She holds a professional degree in interior architecture from the Hochschule for Technik Stuttgart, a degree in architecture from the Technical University Berlin, and an MArch from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a John K. Branner Fellow and received the Henry Adams Medal and Certificate of Merit as well as the Howard Friedman Thesis Prize.
Before moving to the US, Steinmuller worked in architecture firms in Stuttgart and Berlin, where she was involved in residential work as well as landmark government projects including the German Parliament office building. While a graduate student at Berkeley, she returned to Berlin during a year-long traveling research fellowship to investigate urban-scale transformational processes, a project that also included substantial work in Johannesburg, Belfast, and several countries in Eastern Europe.
Continuing related research in both education and professional practice, Steinmuller codirected student research excursions to China while involved in teaching design studios at the University of California, Berkeley. At Studio URBIS, her work includes urban-scale work in China, research in the application of prefabrication technologies in multifamily housing, and several residential projects.
Steinmuller has been a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and in 2006, she joined the architecture faculty at CCA, where she teaches and coordinates the first core design studio and media course in the graduate program, the summer course MArch Studio 0, Architectural Analysis, housing studios as well as advanced studios. Her research areas include the relationship of visualization methods to design thinking, as well as temporary urban strategies and their capacity to inform longer-term urban development.