|1832||Founding of the Winter School for Building
The concept of the school was to enable craftsmen to carry out their trades in summer and further their education in winter, when construction had to be stopped. Until 1840 the Winter School was combined with the Sunday Trade School and located in the Kavalliersbau (the former stables) in the lower Königstrasse.
|1845||Renamed the Winter School of
The institution was run independently with a student body of 107 – at that time called „participants“. It moved to a wing of the „Legions Barracks“ on the Marienstrasse. Student numbers increased to 251 in 1858 and was already more than 500 in 1862. Joseph von Egle (1818 – 1899) became Director of the Winter School of Construction in 1848. As both an independent and court architect he received many honours and numerous awards and was granted an aristocratic title.
|1865||Decree for the Royal School of
As a result of rising student numbers and to make more effective use of the academic staff, teaching took place in five half year courses in both a summer and winter semester. At the same time a surveying school was established. The school received from the king the right to nominate teachers as „Professors“.
|1869||Renamed the Royal Württemberg School of
A Mechanical Engineering department was established but was moved in 1912 to Esslingen where it became the basis of the present Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.
|1873||Completion of the historic Egle
The historic Egle building (known today as Building 1) was built adjacent to the city gardens by Joseph von Egle between 1867 and 1873. Shortly after completion it was already too small.
After student numbers had grown to 800, Karl Walter (1834 – 1906) Egle's successor, extended the building by adding wings in a similar neo-renaissance style to the main building. The formal unity was maintained.
The famous architect Professor Paul Schmohl (1870 – 1946) presided over the school until 1935 and undertook from 1906 a reorientation of the curriculum. Before matriculation a practical period of work had to be carried out and before the final state exams a two year internship completed.
|1918||Largest Construction School in
With 923 students, the Royal Württemberg School for Construction was the largest construction school in Germany.