Habitat Unit

Student Assistant

Elise Nguyễn

 E. Nguyen


Habitat Unit, Room A 624
T + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21908
F + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21907

Curriculum Vitae

Elise Nguyen has started working as a student assistant at the Habitat Unit supporting the teaching team in November 2019. She then additionally joined the team for the 'PolyUrbanWaters' research project in 2021.

Elise completed her Bachelor studies in Architecture at the RWTH Aachen in 2018 with an exchange semester at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre in Rome. For her Bachelor thesis, she proposed a strategy for redevelopment of unfinished public buildings in Sicily. During her work at Laura Alvarez B.V. in Amsterdam, she focused on a participatory spatial intervention in the housing settlement of Molenwijk. In 2020, she joined Dr. Alexander Stumm as a student assistant in teaching a course in Architectural History at the Vietnamese German University in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam. In her master thesis, she is conducting a spatial-analysis of working and housing practices of vietnamese diasporic people in Berlin. Besides her interest in existing structures, she puts focus on an intersectional approach in urban planning and architecture.


Exchange Semester in Architecture, Università degli Studi Genova

Since 2019
Master of Science in Architecture (M.Sc.), TU Berlin

Exchange Semester in Architecture, Università degli Studi Roma Tre

Bachelor of Science in Architecture (B.Sc.), RWTH Aachen

Employment History+

Since 2021
Student Assistant for PolyUrbanWaters
Habitat Unit, TU Berlin

Since 2019
Student Assistant for Teaching
Habitat Unit, TU Berlin

Student Assistant
Vietnamese German University, Ho Chi Minh City

Laura Alvarez B.V.

Student & Marketing Assistant
Velocity Aachen GmbH


Book contributions

(2021) Kampf um Land - Ziviler Widerstand gegen die Zementindustrie in Vietnam und Indonesien. With Kallenberg, R. in: Stumm, A./ Lortie, V. (Eds.) Überbau - Produktionsverhältnisse der Architektur im Anthropozän. pp. 23-28

Grants, Awards and Fellowships+

DAAD Travel Grant - Public Space as a Place for Interaction, Cohesion, and Integration in Tunis, Tunisia

Erasmus+ Scholarship, Università degli Studi Genova, IT

DAAD Travel Grant - Building Refugees Integration through Urban Development and Social Work in Irbid, Jordan

DAAD Travel Grant - Wits-TUB Urban Lab at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa (cancelled due to COVID)

Erasmus+ Scholarship, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, IT

Professional and Academic Affiliations+

2021 - present
Co-founder of ifa_diaspora, Student Collective