born Nürnberg, 31. Jan 1840

died Nürnberg, 16. Dec 1910

Emil Hecht was an architect of Historism. In 1899 he drew up a building code for Nuremberg.

After his vocational training, he worked as an engineer for the Bavarian State Railways. 1869-72 he was in municipal service at the Nuremberg building authority. Municipal services. He then settled down as an architect and associated himself with Theodor Eyrich. 1875-78 Hecht was a part-time teacher at the municipal building school. Building School. He was one of the most successful Nuremberg architects of the last decades of the 19th century. In addition to important buildings in the city centre, he designed many private houses. In 1877 he wrote a book on the sanitary conditions and institutions of the city of Nuremberg. He was also responsible for the technical management of the exhibition halls for the 1882 State Exhibition. In 1899 he drafted a building code for Nuremberg and was appointed to Munich as a co-advisor in the drafting of a Bavarian building code. In 1898 he published a study on the question of workers' housing. He lived at Praterstraße 11. 1890-1908 member of the Gemeindekollegium, recipient of the Order of Merit of St. Michael. Member of the artists' association.


Lit.: Brix, 1981, p. 138; Götz, 1981; Stadtlexikon 2000; Architektur Nürnberg, 2002. Exhibits: 1882/1, -/3; 1891/1; 1896/1; 1906/1.


Manfred F. Fischer

(quoted from the Nuremberg Künstlerlexikon edited by Manfred H. Grieb)


Period: 19th c.