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 Deans Hani Rashid and 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


Biennale Sessions Venice, May 26th 2018

Biennale Sessions Venice, May 26th 2018

On the occasion of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2018, the Institute of Architecture (IoA) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna cordially invites you to join us for two panel discussions

Saturday,  May 26, 2018 , 11 am

Paneldiscussion „Angewandte Visions“ - IoA Alumni talk about their Practice

Nora Graw (HENN), Julia Körner (JK Design), Peter Pichler (Peter Pichler Architecture), Sille Pihlak (PART), Viki Sandor (Hello Wood), Thomas Vietzke (Vietzke & Borstelmann Architekten)

Saturday,  May 26, 2018 , 3.30 pm

Paneldiscussion „Non-Ordinary Reality - Beyond the Virtual“

Welcome Address: Gerald Bast, President University of Applied Arts Vienna; Kutan Ayata, Architect Young & Ayata, New York; Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Brian Boigon, Design Theorist, Artist, Writer and Researcher, University of Toronto; Barbara Imhof, Space Architect, Design Researcher, LIQUIFER Systems Group, Vienna; Agnieszka Kurant, Artist, New York; Sanford Kwinter, Writer, Architectural Theorist, Professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna; Andrew Witt, Assistant Professor in Practice in Architecture at the GSD, co-founder of Certain Measures, Boston, Berlin

Both panels are moderated by: Florian Medicus, Architect, Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Accompanied by films about the Institute of ArchitectureAll day presentation of IoA publications.
Location: @ Sala F, Central Pavilion, Giardini


Positions Finissage, May 18, 7pm 'AIL

Positions Finissage, May 18, 7pm 'AIL

From November 2017 to April 2018 the IoA Sliver Curators Team - Maja Ozvaldic, Bence Pap & Indre Umbrasaite - have had the pleasure welcoming in 7 sessions over 30 distinguished IoA Alumni. Graduates who innovate and shape the building culture locally and globally. We had the pleasure to see their broad range of work, and hear personal stories and POSITIONS relating to academia, research, practice and beyond. Their history and professional/academic career reach beyond several decades of education and professors.   The selection process of candidates for this event was one of the hardest challenges of the event series as we knew we cannot include everybody. For this reason, we are organizing a closing event welcoming every IoA Alumni and friends of the IoA for a little closing celebration. We would like to say thank you to all who have made these events possible and have contributed in numerous ways with an evening of joy, drinks, and swing. Our invitations go out to all alumni - students - architects and friends of the IOA.

We hope to see you!
@ AIL-Angewandte Innovation Laboratory Franz Josefs Kai 3, 1010 Vienna


IoA Sliver Lecture Series "Architecture and Beyond", April 19, 7pm

IoA Sliver Lecture Series "Architecture and Beyond", April 19, 7pm

7. Panel Discussion "Architecture and Beyond" with Martin Hablesreiter & Sonja Stummerer, Julia Körner, Johannes Mücke, Helga Ruthner and Cornelis Van Almsick

Moderation: Maja Ozvaldic, Assistant at Studio Greg Lynn, Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna

The Architecture and Beyond cluster gather positions on architecture by a group of graduates who operate outside or beyond architecture as the art of building.

“To think only about architecture results only in architecture.” 
– Wolf D. Prix

Unlike most other professions, an architectural education equips its graduates with a multidisciplinary set of skills, which transcend a strict tailoring towards being an architect. Consequently, architects are penetrating the boundaries and reach beyond to infiltrate other design or art disciplines. Those ones expand the notion and the Modus Operandi of architecture at large.

“Alles ist Architektur!” 
– Hans Hollein

Stubenring 3, Lichthof B, 1010 Vienna
Following we would like to invite you to a small reception.



Midreviews @ Studio Kazuyo Sejima

Monday, April 16, 10 am
Guest: Takahashi Ippei

Midreviews @ Studio Hani Rashid

Monday, April 16, 10 am
Guests: Sophie Luger, Clemens Nocker, Bernhard Sommer

Midreviews @ Studio Greg Lynn

Friday/Saturday, April 20/21, 10 am


IoA Sliver Lecture Series "Partners, Associates", March 22, 7pm

IoA Sliver Lecture Series "Partners, Associates", March 22, 7pm

6. Panel Discussion "Partners, Associates" with Jean Pierre Bolivar, Nora Graw, Marc Paulin, Stephan Sobl and Thomas Vietke

Moderation: Indre Umbrasaite, Assistant at Studio Kazuyo Sejima, Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna

This cluster gathers graduates who performed or continue to perform at leading positions, developing a body of work for renowned architectural offices. Along this 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?

Stubenring 3, Lichthof B, 1010 Vienna
Following we would like to invite you to a small reception.


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