IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna


The goal of the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and of its Dean Klaus Bollinger is to teach architecture as an all-inclusive thought process that puts the future architect in the position to define architecture as a three-dimensional expression of culture. To achieve this, the three design studios of Kazuyo Sejima, Greg Lynn and Hani Rashid closely work together with specialists in the departments of technology, theory and editing within our institute, as well as with specialists from reputable external organizations.

This potential for interaction is realized in closely networked teams that are kept comparatively small to facilitate the transfer of knowledge. In computerlabs and state-of-the-art model shops, the latest technologies are tested in theory and practice. The continuous necessity of re-defining architecture both in theoretical and practical terms should be the main focus of teaching.  
Teaching Language: English


The IoA is happy to announce that the guest professorship of starchitect Kazuyo Sejima extended

"Kazuyo Sejima will also be available to our students as a visiting professor in the upcoming summer semester. I am pleased to announce that this outstanding and innovative architect has prolonged her stay at the University. Our students are fully dedicated to their work with her, from which they have greatly benefited", says Gerald Bast, rector of the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The Pritzker Prize recipient started her guest professorship at the University in October of 2015 for the winter semester of 2015/16.

The appointment procedure for the position of architecture professor at the University has been initiated and is in progress. There are three studios for architecture at the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna: two of them are headed by the internationally acclaimed architect Hani Rashid and Greg Lynn. Zaha Hadid's position as professor and director of the third studio ended in July 2015. In October 2015, Kazuyo Sejima took over the management of this studio as a visiting professor. She or the new professor will assume management this studio at the beginning of the winter semester of 2016/17 in October 2016.


Hearings Professorship of Architectural Design

The lectures (max. 30 min.) are followed by a discussion with the audience and take place in

Seminarraum B, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Ferstel-Trakt, DG

Monday,  January 25, 2016, 04:00 pm

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 10:00 am
Lecture Marie-Therese HARNONCOURT-FUCHS

11:30 am
Lecture Caroline BOS & Benedetta TAGLIABUE


IoA Diploma- and Final Reviews, Jan. 20-23

IoA Diploma- and Final Reviews, Jan. 20-23


IoA Final Reviews

Wednesday, 20th of January, 10 am
Studio Greg Lynn (4th floor)
Guests: Areti Markopoulo, Christos Markospoulos, Jürgen Mayer H.

Saturday, 23rd of January,  10 am
Studio Kazuyo Sejima (1st floor)
Guests: Suo Takashi, Franziska Ullmann

Saturday, 23rd of January,  10 am
Studio Hani Rashid (3rd floor)
Guests: Ben van Berkel, Kivi Sotamaa


IoA Diploma Reviews

Diploma Jury: Greg Lynn (Head), Klaus Bollinger, Brian Cody, Sanford Kwinter, Zaha Hadid, Hani Rashid, Kazuyo Sejima

Thursday, 21st of January
11 am: Studio Lynn (4th floor)
3 pm: Studio Sejima (1st floor)
External juror: Patrik Schumacher

Friday, 22nd of January

10 am: Diploma Reviews Studio Sejima (1st floor)
2 pm: Diploma Reviews Studio Rashid (3rd floor)


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