The IMS - Institute for Membrane and Shell Technologies was founded in 1999 in Bobingen, near Augsburg, Germany by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Off and Prof. Alexander Furche.

IMS is a non profitable institute aiming to establish an independent research institute where research and development, teaching new construction methods especially related to membrane and net constructions, shell technologies as well as energy efficient building are focal points. Numerous members like professors, students, teachers, physicists, craftsmen and computer scientists from all over the world were the basis for the creation of a forum for exchanging experiences and knowledge in the field of membrane technology.

With the nomination of Prof. Dr. Robert Off to the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau, Germany, the foundation for the cooperation between the Anhalt University and IMS was laid and the vision of an international master program “Membrane Structures” became reality. Since 2006 located at the Bauhaus Campus of the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Dessau-Rosslau more than 300 students from all over the world have been educated in this unique master program.

Since September 2018 the Institute was renamed to IMS Bauhaus ® Archineer® Institutes e.V.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Off (Archineer®), Director

Building 05
Seminarplatz 2
D-06846 Dessau-Roßlau

Tel.:  +49 (0)340  51 97 - 13 21
        +49 (0)340  51 97 - 37 45


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