Nicole Baron

Research & Teaching Assistant

Nicole has been a research assistant and lecturer for architecture and urban planning at the Chair of Computer Science in Architecture since 2014. Her research and teaching interests include the cities of the global South, urban resilience, qualitative research, and sustainable construction. She has also lectured at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences. Since 2016 she has been coordinating the interdisciplinary research project "Integrated Infrastructure" between Weimar and Addis Ababa. Nicole was also scientific co-head of the Emerging City Lab - Addis Ababa from 2018 to 2020. Nicole holds an architecture diploma from Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and worked as an architect in Basel, Switzerland, from 2009 - 2014.

Phone: +49 3643 / 58 42 09
E-Mail: nicole.baron[at]
Funding: Funded by BMBF

Research projects

Teaching activities

  • “Resilience from the urban to the housing scale“ (MSc seminar, Weimar 2014-2015),
  • Architectural design studio “Building Bahar Dar“ (BSc, Weimar 2015),
  • “Urban Resilience and the Art of Research“ (MSc/ PhD seminar, Addis Ababa, 2016-2018),
  • “Resilience Strategies & Measures“ (MSc module, Stuttgart 2019),
  • Applying Revit and Dynamo in architectural contexts (BSc/ MSc seminar, Addis Ababa, 2016-2018),
  • Advanced training certificate for teaching at institutions of higher education (HIT, 2019).


  • Baron, Nicole. Exp. 2020. "Natural urban resilience - Understanding general urban resilience through Addis Ababa's natural city".
  • Baron, Nicole and Zegeye Cherenet. 2018. “Perceptions and pathways of resilience in Addis Ababa”. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, IJBPA-02-2018-0014.
  • Baron, Nicole and Dirk Donath. 2016. “Bridging the Western Gaze – A Research Framework for Spatial Resilience in Addis Ababa.” In 23rd International Seminar on Urban Form. Nanjing.
  • Baron, Nicole and Dirk Donath. 2016. “Learning from Ethiopia - A discussion on sustainable building.” In SBE16 International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment. Hamburg.
  • Baron, Nicole and Dirk Donath. 2014. “Design to Fit - An integrated planning approach for more mixity in urban mass housing.” In International Conference on Affordable Housing. Mekelle.