IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna

6. Partners, Associates, and Slaves

Mar 22, 2018, 7pm

University of Applied Arts Vienna, Lichthof B


Jean Pierre Bolivar BUSarchitektur

Nora Graw HENN Architects

Marc PaulinArchitect

Stephan Sobl - Coop Himmelb(l)au

Thomas VietzkeVietzke&Bortelmann Architekten


This cluster gathers graduates who performed or continue to perform at leading positions, developing a body of work for renowned architectural offices. Along the path, some turn to become invaluable members within these environments.

What are the steps one needs to go through as a young practitioner when entering a formal office structure? What are the biggest challenges transferring from university to professional life? What does it take to grow from a “slave” to a partner? What is the cost of these invaluable experiences, what does it actually mean to work alongside the “grand masters“ of the profession and how to shape one's own position?