The aim of the workshop “Traditional and Innovative Approaches in Seismic Design (TIASD)” is to find a common basis for students of Civil Engineering and Architecture for learning and discussing topics of earthquake engineering. This workshop is organized by the Chair of Structural Mechanics (TUM) and the Department of Energy, Systems, Territory and Construction Engineering (DESTeC, University of Pisa, Italy); it also involves the Chair of Structural Analysis and Dynamics (RWTH), and the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (University of Minho, Portugal). The lectures are given by professors and researchers from Germany, Italy and Portugal. Through three days of lectures, discussions and an excursion, the students look at seismic design matters from different points of view, from the theoretical and technical side to the functional, social and aesthetic side. The traditional approaches in earthquake engineering are presented, but attention is mainly paid to innovative techniques emerging in this research field.