GAD Awards 19

© GAM.Lab, TU Graz

The Faculty of Architecture at Graz University of Technology is pleased to announce the GAD Awards 19. For the 19th time a panel of experts will discuss, select and award the best master thesis projects of the past academic year with the Graz Architecture Diploma Awards 2019. The awarded projects will then be shown in an exhibition.

Award Ceremony GAD Awards 2019
When? October 3rd, 2019 | from 7pm
Where? Aula | Rechbauerstraße 12/1.OG | 8010 Graz

Presentation and Exhibition

The awarded students will have the opportunity to present their projects on Wednesday October 16, 2019 at 7pm at the HDA (Mariahilferstraße 2, 8020 Graz.). The winning projects will then be displayed in an exhibition from October 4 - 9, 2019 in the foyer of the Alte Technik (Rechbauerstraße 12, EG.)
Afterwards the posters of the winning projects will be exhibited until the end of the year at the library, Technikerstraße 4, 3rd floor.


7pm | Opening
Opening address by Petra Petersson (Dean of the Faculty of Architecture) and by a representative of the Graz City Council, plus an introduction of the jury by Stefan Peters (Head of the Institute for Structural Design).

7.15pm | Shortpresentations of the jury
Martin Lesjak | INNOCAD Graz,
Massimo Bricocoli | Politecnico di Milano
Hilde Léon | Leibniz Universität Hannover, Leonwohlhage

8pm | Award Ceremony
Travel Award through Prof. Werner Hollomey
Housing Award through Prof. Hansjörg Tschom
Besonderen Anerkennung für ressourcen- und klimagerechte Architektur through a representative of the ZiviltechnikerInnenkammer Steiermark und Kärnten
Graz Architecture Diploma Awards (1.-3. Platz) through the jury

9pm | Exhibition Opening, Fest, Buffet
in the Masterstudios in the rooftop of the Campus Alte Technik




© Paola Briata

Massimo Bricocoli is Full Professor in Urban Planning and Policies at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DASTU) at the Politecnico di Milano. Previously, from 2009-2010, he was an Awardee of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship at Humboldt Universität Berlin and HafenCity Universität in Hamburg. In 2014 he was appointed Velux Visiting Professor at the Centre for Urbanism at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and in 2015 Full Professor at the University of Luxembourg. His research focuses on urban regeneration processes, urban and housing policies, as well as ethnography and urban sociology.

© Kai-Uwe Knoth

Hilde Léon is an architect and the managing director of the Berlin architecture office léonwohlhage, which she founded in 1987 together with Konrad Wohlhage († 2007). Parallel to her professional development as an architect, she has been involved in teaching and research since the 1990s - first at the Berlin University of the Arts, then as Visiting Professor at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg, and in 2000 she accepted a position as professor at the Institute for Design and Building Theory at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. In 2019 she was elected Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape.

© Kampfhammer

Martin Lesjak co-founded Austrian-based INNOCAD Architecture in 1999. Since then he has realized numerous projects of diverse sizes and scopes in architecture and interior design such as residential, office, hospitality, healthcare, mixed-use, educational, public, and retail. In 2013, he started the product design studio 13&9 with designer Anastasia Su, which creates products ranging from lighting, furniture, fashion, and accessories to sound design for global clients. In 2015 he received one of the architecture and design community’s top honors, “Designer of the Year 2015” from Contract Magazine (USA), followed by “Architect of the Year 2016” from the magazine BUILD.

supported by



ITE | Institute of Structural Design
Technikerstraße 4/IV
8010 Graz
Tel: +43 (316) 873-6211

Mag. Dr. Petra Eckhard
Rechbauerstraße 12
8010 Graz
Tel: +43 (316) 873-4180