Hans-Christian Lischewski holds the degrees of a Master in Architecture in Advanced Studies (M.Arch.A.S.) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master in Architecture and Urban Planning (Dipl.Ing.) from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He participated as a researcher at MIT's Media Lab with Professor Nicholas Negroponte, developing advanced computer applications for architectural design and urban planning. Other research included studies in participatory residential design (with John Habraken), environmental psychology (with Phillip Thiel), and architectural visual simulation at the Universities of Karlsruhe and Stuttgart, Germany (with Ottokar Uhl and Antero Markelin).
He is a member of the BAC faculty and started working for the BAC as an instructor in 2002. His course portfolio includes DME 2024 PhotoShop: Electronic Imaging for Designers and Portfolio Courses VS 222/ 223 segments I and II.
From 2002 to 2013, he served as a full-time professor in the Interior Design Program at Mount Ida College, teaching a total of 10 different courses over the years. Prior to this position, he was a professor, Director of Architectural Computing, and Interim Chairperson at Pratt's School of Architecture in Brooklyn, NY, where he served as a full-time, tenured faculty member for 18 years.
In addition, he taught lab and distant learning sections of media courses at the Wentworth Institute of Technology and at MIT.
He has published over 50 articles on architectural CADD applications in professional journals. Excerpts of his work have been included in four books about architectural design and design communication. He has had numerous speaking assignments at professional and academic events worldwide.
His professional experience includes director positions at Perkins & Will, Chicago, NYC; Russo+Sonder, Architects, P.C., NYC; and SOTA Associates in Stamford, CT. He has received several international and national grants and awards, including a Title III grant, which he administered as Activity Director at the Pratt Institute. He was honored by the New York Society of Architects to be the first recipient of their prestigious "Distinguished Educator Award" and later by Mount Ida College with the Professor Ronald Lettieri Award for Excellence in Teaching.
He is the founder of the "the mediatecture group," a consulting enterprise that supports A/E/C clients worldwide in the use of integrated computer applications and hybrid production and communication techniques. In 2015, he co-founded a start-up enterprise "Building Information and Management Society International, Inc.- BIMSI."
His specialty areas are:
CADD, CADCAM, BIM, Analog and Digital Design Communication, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Residential Design (Housing), Photography, Digital Image Processing, Integration of Hybrid Workflow Procedures.