Expert Talk with Brent Sherwood & Info Session - Executive MBA Space Architecture

24. January 2023
TU Wien, AT

TU Wien Academy for Continuing Education is offering for the first time the Executive MBA Space Architecture Program which prepares executives, high potentials and those interested in the space market for future requirements in an international and interdisciplinary field of work in space and above all on Earth. Brent Sherwood is involved as a lecturer in the EMBA Program.


TU Wien Academy for Continuing Education

Content Description

Plan the future on and off Earth and meet our team

Living and working in space, research stations on the moon and on Mars are goals that are already opening up many opportunities on Earth. The experiences with the extreme extra-terrestrial living and working - but also planning - conditions can be used as a case study for pressing terrestrial questions. Extreme conditions are also increasing on Earth. The world is changing and we see that every day. Extreme weather and climatic conditions, environmental destruction, limited supply and access to the resources of planet Earth, sustainable building, optimization of land use are just a few of the buzzwords of our time.

At this event you will get to listen to an Virtual Expert Talk with Brent Sherwood from Blue Origin, and the Academic Director Dr. Ing. Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger. The TU Team will present the most important facts about the program and will be available afterwards on campus.

Further information about Brent Sherwood

Brent Sherwood is a space architect with 35 years of professional experience in the space industry. He is Senior Vice President, Advanced Development Programs, for Blue Origin. ADP develops in-space vehicles and systems for Earth orbit, cislunar space, and the Moon.

Brent was at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 14 years, leading concept and proposal methodology and planetary mission formulation. Before that, he was at Boeing for 17 years, leading concept engineering for human planetary exploration, manufacturing engineering for space station modules, and program development for commercial and space science projects. 

He was educated at Yale and the University of Maryland. He has advanced degrees in both architecture and aerospace engineering. He is an Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and 2020 recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers Columbia Medal. He has published over 50 papers on the exploration, development, and settlement of space, and edited the book Out of This World: The New Field of Space Architecture.


  • 4 - 5 pm: Virtual Expert Talk "Four Futures for Space" by Brent Sherwood
    (presented live in room 1.1.)
  • 5 - 6 pm: Info Session with TU Team
    (room 1.1.)

Target Audience

Interested people from all backgrounds who want to integrate science, technology and management into their creative work.

That means this course adresses:

  • experts in a specific field already in the space sector, that want to take on management and leadership positions and
  • experts beyond the space sector that are looking to receive a sound business education to enter this sector

Participant Information


Registration is required.

More information on the TU Wien website

Contact Address

TU Wien Academy for Continuing Education
Lisa Lehensteiner MSc.
Operngasse 11/017
A-1040 Vienna
Tel.: +43 (699) 194 13 757