Study of Architecture in Stuttgart and University of California, Berkeley (1971Master)
Social Science, Stuttgart, 1969/70;
Systems Research, Heidelberg, 1972-81 (Environmental Planning);
Doctor 1977; 1982 IGP, Stuttgart University. Habilitation,1988.
A.pl.Professor for Design Methods and – Theories, 1995.
Interim Director of IGP 1990-92;
Interim Professorship for Design Theory at the Faculty for Industrial Design, Essen, 1993;
Own Architecture Office 1989-98;
Institute for Housing and Design at Stuttgart as Professor for Design Methods, 1998 – present.
Guest Professor at University for Industrial Design, Schwäbisch Gmünd, 1999/2000 and at Chung Yuan University in Taiwan, 2003. Since 2006 until now Guest Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai. Research and teaching mainly in the fields of Theories and Methods of Design and Planning, Strategies of Urban Planning, power in architecture and planning, knowledge of architects and planners, the role of politics in planning, theory and methods and tools of argumentation in design and planning. Various publications in the named areas. Since 2012 Prof. Reuter is teaching in the IUSD Core Qualification Module “Master Thesis Exposé” at the University of Stuttgart.