Welsh School of Architecture staff

Jakob Peter Theodor Hotz (-Hung)

Jacob Hotz-Hung
Research Group Design and Practice Research Group (DPRG)
Address Bute Building,
King Edward VII Avenue
CF10 3NB
Email HotzJ@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone 029 2087 5607
Fax 029 2087 4926


  • MArch II Year Chair
  • MArch I Admission Tutor
  • Director of HSE, WSA
Research Interests

Research interests centre on the input of professional architects within education and blue sky thinking of novel architectural Ideas and methods (architectural technology, composition, strategic detail developments and tender issues etc.).

Teaching Profile

Jakob is a lecturer at the WSA with interests in design, technology and making architecture within the built environment. He trained at the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and the Architectural Association London. He is a registered architect in Switzerland and UK, with substantial practice experience. In 2002 Theo Hotz and Jacob Hotz were awarded by the City of Zurich ("Auszeichnung fuer gutes Bauen der Stadt Zuerich, 1995-2001") for the housing project Baeckerstrasse 51in 8004 Zurich.

Member of the Board of Directors of Theo Hotz AG, Architects (not of Theo Hotz & Partner AG, Architects), Zuerich Switzerland

External activities

Being involved in multinational exchanges etc.

Other information

Activities (Departmental)

  • Mainly teaching in MArch II, support in MArch I & BSc
  • MArch Dissertation Tutor
  • MSc Dissertation Tutor
  • Member of Executive Board & School Board
  • Technical consultant for the final year MArch II
  • Internal BSc degree critique RIBA Part One for final assessment
  • HSE


  • Member of the Swiss Federation of Independent Architects (fsai-Zurich)
  • Member of the Swiss Engineers and Architects Association (sia-Zurich)
  • Member REG A Switzerland
  • Member of ARB & RIBA