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 Zaha Hadid, 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


IoA presents new PhD Program

IoA presents new PhD Program

To find out more, please visit

Please submit applications no later than April 17, 2015 at 12.00 noon.


Lecture "Frederick Kiesler's Endless House Revisted"

Lecture "Frederick Kiesler's Endless House Revisted"

Lecture "Frederick Kiesler's Endless House Revisted"
by Florian Medicus

February 17, 2015

On the occasion of the exhibition "Frederick Kiesler: Visions at Work" in collaboration with the Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation in Vienna,

Tensta Konsthall, Spänga Sweden


APPLY NOW for WS 2015/16

Register for the first Entry Date!

Registration from now on until February 13th, 2015
Interviews: February 23rd until February 26th, 2015

Second entry date:

Registration from now on until September 12th, 2015
Interviews: September 21st until September 24th, 2015

Admission qualification

Each admission at the University depends on the artistic talent of the candidate as evidenced by the portfolio and a personal interview. The admission is decided by a jury. Requirement for approval is a bachelor (BA) in architecture or from a related field.

Admission 2015/16
The admission consists of 3 parts

1. submission of the admission form
2. submission of a portfolio (can be sent digitally, max. 20MB)
3. interview (which can be done via Skype)

The admission has been passed if all parts have been tested positive by the entry jury. The portfolio should present a CV, a letter of intent, a selection of own work in any media including architectural design, graphic design, photography, industrial design, printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, etc. (from 10 up to a maximum of 30 works)

For more info:


IoA Diploma- and Final Reviews January 16-22

IoA Diploma- and Final Reviews January 16-22

IoA Diploma- and Final Reviews

January 16
Final Review Studio Hani Rashid
Guests: Marie-Therese Harnoncourt, Tom Kovac, Johannes Mücke
starting 10am

January 19
Final Review Studio Zaha Hadid
Guests: Matias del Campo, Mario Carpo, Barbara Imhof, Peter Trummer
starting 11am

January 20 / January 21
Diploma Reviews
Diploma Jury: Zaha Hadid (Head), Klaus Bollinger, Brian Cody, Sanford Kwinter, Greg Lynn, Hani Rashid,
External Juror: Marcos Cruz
starting: Tuesday 10.30am / Wednesday 10am

January 22
Final Review Studio Greg Lynn
Guests: Ulrika Karlsson, Kivi Sotamaa
starting 10am


IoA Midreviews

Studio Greg Lynn
December 4 + 5, 2014
Guests: Sanford Kwinter, Kivi Sotamaa

Studio Zaha Hadid
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Starting at 3.30pm
Guests: Barbara Imhof (Liquifer Systems Group), Michael Volk

Studio Hani Rashid
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Starting at 10am
Guests: Mark Wigley


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