Jochen Hartmann

Jochen Hartmann

New York, NY, US



Jochen Hartmann is a multi-media designer and software engineer. He is currently the project lead for The Synapse, a permanent installation that explores the intersections between neuroscience, data visualization and journalism. His background combines both architectural design, software engineering and artistic practice and his work has been featured most recently in exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the MAK in Vienna and currently on view at the 2016 Istanbul Design Biennial.

He was born in Berlin, Germany and holds a BFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design and a M.Arch from Columbia University, GSAPP. Jochen has worked in software engineering at Google and Morgan Stanley as well as serving as the Director of Technology for the Buckminster Fuller Institute. His current research interests include advanced data visualization, game design, machine learning and advanced web front end technologies.


Jochen's Featured Articles on Archinect

Designing Realities: Games, Simulations and Architecture—In Conversation with Kazys Varnelis, Wed, Jan 25 '17

Towards the tail end of an interesting year, a series of articles appeared on Archinect that focused on game design and its role in architectural education, inspiring this interview with Kazys Varnelis of the Network Architecture Lab.

Designing Realities: Games, Simulations and Architecture—In Conversation with Kazys Varnelis

'Open Mushware': Making the Invisible Visible in Tactical Urbanism, Fri, Nov 25 '16

In 2012, the Network Architecture Lab was invited to participate in the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) “Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities” exhibition, curated by Pedro Gadanho. The exhibition was the third installment in the “Issues in Contemporary ...

'Open Mushware': Making the Invisible Visible in Tactical Urbanism


Center for Spatial Research, Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Data & Design

Design lead for a large-scale permanent installation currently in progress for the Jerome L Green Science Center, home of the Zuckerman Institute for interdisciplinary neuroscience.

Mar 2014 - current

Google, Inc., Mountain View, CA, Software Engineer

Nov 2007 - Jun 2009


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, GSAPP

Sep 2010 - May 2013


NYSA Award for Total Excellence in Design, M. Arch program, Columbia University, NYC, 1st Place


Tuition scholarship to the Master of Architecture program, Columbia University, NYC, Grant


European Honors Program, Rhode Island School of Design, Rome, Grant


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