Wolfgang Dokonal is assistant professor at the Institute of Urbanism. He studied architecture at Graz University of Technology and earned his PhD in 1996 with the dissertation Simulation von Zersiedlungsprozessen in der Steiermark (Simulation of the Development of Urban Sprawl in Styria). His research focuses on 3D city models as well as the use of virtual reality in architectonic and urban design. He worked at architectural practices Team A and Gruppe 3, and since 1995, has been a member of eCAADe, as well as founding member of the Working Group for Architectural Informatics. He is a member of the editorial board of IJAC (International Journal of Architectural Computing) and holds guest professorships in England, Slovenia, and Scotland, as well as at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Grigor Doytchinov has taught in the field of urbanism at Graz University of Technology since 1992 and was also guest professor at RWTH Aachen, the STU Bratislava, and the University of Maribor. His research focus lies on the history and current developments of the Central-European city (urban design, urban conservation, development planning).He was a member of the Graz Altstadtkommission (Old Town Commission) and of the panel of experts for the Europa Nostra/European Union Award for Cultural Heritage. His most recent publications include Planning Capital Cities: Belgrade, Bucharest, Sofia (2015), “Weltkulturerbe – die Bergdörfer in Ober-Svanetien, Georgien” (2018) (World Heritage Site – the Mountain Villages in Upper Svaneti, Georgia) as well as texts in Architectural Guide Sofia (2019).
Daniel Gethmann has been associate professor at the Institute of Architectural Theory, Art History and Cultural Studies since 2017. He completed his habilitation thesis titled Feld. Modelle, Begriffe und architektonische Raumkonzepte(Field. Models, Terms, and Architectonic Spatial Concepts) in 2016. After studying German literature and politics, as well as theatre, film, and television studies at the Ruhr University Bochum, he completed a PhD in the field of cultural studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin. His research and teaching activities focus on cultural studies in architectural research, media theory, auditive culture, as well as the history and theory of cultural techniques. He is executive editor of Graz Architecture Magazines (GAM) and, since 2018, has led the OeNB (Austrian Central Bank) research project “Ferdinand Schuster (1920-1972) – Das architektonische Werk”.
Franziska Hederer studied architecture in Austria and the Netherlands and is associate professor at the Institute of Spatial Design. In 2015, she completed her habilitation in the field of spatial perception and experimental design, titling her work An den oszillierenden Rändern der Architektur (At the Oscillating Edges of Architecture). In her research and teaching work she uses artistic practices as tools of spatial perception, borrowing practices from the performing arts in particular. She has given talks and taught at the University of Liverpool, the University of Antwerp, KTH Stockholm, the University of Madeira, and the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Andreas Lechner is architect and associate professor at the Institute of Design and Building Typology. He has worked at offices in Berlin, Paris, Tokyo, and Vienna. After completing his architecture degree at Graz University of Technology, he was postdoctoral guest researcher at IUAV (Venice) and worked at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture (Copenhagen). He has given numerous international talks and is book review editor for Graz Architecture Magazine (GAM). His most recent publication Entwurf einer architektonischen Gebäudelehre (2018) is based on his habilitation thesis and was designated one of Austria’s 15 most beautiful books of 2018.
Carita Merenmies is assistant professor at the Institute of Spatial Design. She studied architecture at Graz University of Technology as well as art at Aalto University in Finland. In 1998, she earned a PhD in the field of design history and design theory. She has worked at the Institute of Spatial Design since 1995 and, for a time, was responsible for lectures allocated to the chair of spatial design. Her research activities focus on the history of design and design theory as well as sustainable design and the interdependencies between architecture and product design.
Antje Senarclens de Grancy is assistant professor at the Institute of Architectural Theory, Art History and Cultural Studies. She studied art history, history, and anthropology in Graz, Vienna, and Paris and, for several years, worked in the FWF Austrian Science Fund’s interdisciplinary special research program on modernity in Central Europe. In 2018, she was visiting scholar at the University of Edinburgh (College of Art) and, together with Heidrun Zettelbauer, guest editor of the issue Reflections on Camps – Space, Agency, Materiality for the publication zeitgeschichte. Her research currently focuses on camp architecture in refugee camps of the Habsburg Monarchy in the First World War, Austrian and Central-European architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries, interaction between architecture and politics/society, reform movements of modernity (Werkbund, Heimatschutz) as well as canonization processes in the history of architecture.
Milena Stavrić studied architecture at the University of Belgrade. In 2018, she completed her habilitation at Graz University of Technology on the topic of Serendipität der Architekturgeometrie (Serendipity of Architectural Geometry). She has taught at the University of Applied Sciences in Graz, at the University of Novi Sad (Serbia), and led several courses at different European universities with the aim of implementing digital technology in architecture and education. Her most recent publications include “Geometrical Elaboration of Auxetic Structures” (together with Albert Wiltsche, 2019) and “Geometrie in der Architekturausbildung” (Geometry in Architectural Education, with Albert Wiltsche, 2019). She has been associate professor at the Institute of Architecture and Media since 2019.
Armin Stocker has been assistant professor and deputy head of the Institute of Construction and Design Principles since 2018. He is currently working on his habilitation titled “Konstruktive Grundlagen des Entwerfens” (Principles of Construction in Design). He studied architecture at Graz University of Technology and, in 2018, earned his PhD with the dissertation Die Dimension des Städtischen in der Literatur (The Dimension of the Urban in Literature). His most recent publication YOSTAR – Young Styrian Architecture (2018) was accompanied by an exhibition shown in Graz, Maribor, and Berlin. He co-founded the architectural practice S.DREI Architektur (2002) and, since 2012, has run his own studio, Armin Stocker. In 2010, he was distinguished with Chicago Athenaeum’s International Architecture Award as well as the best architects awar.
Uli Tischler is an architect and assistant professor at the Institute of Design and Building Typology. After studying architecture at Graz University of Technology, she completed a PhD in 1996, writing her dissertation titled Umberto Nordio – Architekt in Triest, 1891-1971. She began teaching at the institute in 1989 as the assistant of Günther Domenig. She also founded the architectural practice .tmp | tischler mechs projekte together with Martin Mechs. The practice realized both private and public buildings, which were awarded numerous prizes. She was both a founding member and board member of Europan Austria, on the advisory council of the association BauKultur Steiermark, board member of Internationales Städteforum Graz, and, since 2017, is a member of the architectural council of public real estate management company Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft BIG.
Andreas Trummer is associate professor at the Institute of Structural Design. He studied civil engineering at Graz University of Technology and at EPFL Lausanne. In 2002, he earned his PhD at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. In 2014, he completed his habilitation thesis entitled Structural Robotics. His teaching activities primarily focus on wide-span structures, questions of structural order and material-appropriate detailing, digitally controlled machines, machining tools, materials and structures. Since founding the Roboter Design Labor in 2009, his research activities have been focused on investigating digital production methods for load-bearing building components. Cooperation with the Material Process and Systems (MaPS) Group at GSD Harvard resulted in the project “C-Shell – Ceramic-concrete composite shell” specializing in the production of prefabricated concrete elements for load-bearing shell structures. In 2017, it was nominated for the State Prize.
Albert Wiltsche studied descriptive geometry and mathematics at the University of Graz and, in 2000, completed his PhD with a dissertation on Interpolation of Points of a Regular Triangular Net at Graz University of Technology. In his research activities he specializes in applications of geometry in architecture and was project manager of the FWF Austrian Science Fund project “Non-Standard Architecture with Ornaments and Planar Elements”. He is assistant professor at the Institute of Architecture and Media and guest professor at the University of Novi Sad (Serbia).