First name: Roland
Affiliation: Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-senftenberg, Construction History And Structural Preservation
CV: Roland May (*1969) is specialized in modern architectural and construction history. May read architecture and town planning at the Technical University, Darmstadt. From 2002 to 2008 he was research and teaching associate and 2008/09 lecturer in the Department of History and Theory of Architecture at the same institution. Since 2009 he is research associate at the Chair for Construction History and Structural Preservation, BTU Cottbus. May published some 100 articles and books since 1995, mainly dealing with the interrelations between architecture and engineering in the 20th century, the cultural impact of civil engineering and traditionalistic tendencies in modern architecture. Major research projects included the work of the architect Paul Bonatz in bridge design (PhD, 2007), life and works of the civil engineer Franz Dischinger and the relationship between civil engineers and architects in the time of the Neues Bauen. May forms part of the Construction History community for more than a decade and was responsible for the organization of the First European Summer School on Construction History (CH.ESS 2011). He is member of the Koldewey-Gesellschaft and founding member of the Gesellschaft für Bautechnikgeschichte.