Prof. Dr. Thomas Römhild

Course Director for MA in Architectural Lighting at Hochschule Wismar


Thomas Römhild is course director for the MA in Architectural Lighting Design at Hochschule Wismar since he has founded the programme in 2001. In 2012 it was his initiative to add an Education for Professionals as a Blended Learning MA course, that he is leading together with his colleague Marcus Hackel, combining Architectural Lighting Design with Design Management. He is working as a researcher in the fields of daylight and public lighting, recently about the possibilities of dynamic light in the public space.
Thomas has a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Hannover and a PhD about the Symbolic Meaning of Artificial Light. For more than 30 years he has worked in lighting design and teaching at universities in the Architecture and Lighting spheres.
As an active member in a number of lighting societies, he is Vice President of LiTG and member of FILD. He was as an educational member of PLDA part of the team that was developing a syllabus for Lighting Design.
Besides the work in the academic self-government, amongst other as vice president for research, he has worked in the development of interdisciplinary teaching and research in the fields of architecture, interior and product design, together with civil-, mechanical- and electrical- engineering. To develop new architectural potentials he founded, together with a colleague, the Institute of Architecture, Energy and Lighting.