Studio Andreas Lechner is a Graz, Austria, based practice with a commitment to the careful crafting of architectural solutions through a process of making. The studio is run by architect Andreas Lechner and combines practice, research and teaching. As an Associate Professor at Graz University of Technology’s faculty of architecture, his teaching, writing, and research activities form an integral part of the office’s engagement with architecture.
In 2022, Andreas is also a visiting lecturer at the Architecture Faculty of Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, a keynote speaker and peer at the 11th DARA Symposium & PhD Peer Review at Leibniz Universität Hannover, and he is invited to Berlin by Ortner & Ortner Baukunst to discuss his book. Also, state funding for the three-year research project “Counterintuitive Building Typologies” has been granted by the FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency.
Studio Andreas Lechner ist ein Architekturbüro in Graz. Jedes Projekt sieht sich der Baukultur und dem Regionalraum verpflichtet und entwickelt sich aus Dialogen – mit Bauherren, Maßgaben und Anforderungsprofilen ebenso wie mit Gebautem und Geschichte. Das Büro wird von Prof. Dr. Andreas Lechner geführt. Er ist assoziierter Professor an der Architekturfakultät der TU Graz mit umfangreicher internationaler Praxis-, Lehr- und Forschungserfahrung und stimmberechtigtes Mitglied der Grazer Altstadt-Sachverständigenkommission (ASVK).
The office and studio is dedicated to producing beautiful work that emerges from the interplay between content, context, and a sensitivity towards client requirements. With an interest in traditions and typology the practice produces architecture as it designs and researches building types and built form. Variably nuancing the contrast between project and context, the studio‘s designs emphasize the importance of context – physical, social and historical – as conceptual material of architecture that gains evidence through actual building construction. As a design-led practice, rigorous levels of detail and research are invested in every project to find appropriate implementations.
Architect Andreas Lechner was born in 1974 in Graz and founded his eponymous studio in 2009. After formative study stays in Los Angeles, Andreas trained as an architect living in Berlin, Tokyo and Vienna. At TU Graz he graduated in 2001 (Dipl.-Ing.) and was assistant professor from 2007 to 2011. After obtaining a doctorate in 2009 (Dr. techn., distinction) he was a visiting researcher at the Università Iuav di Venezia and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and held lectures and visiting professorships a.o. in Copenhagen, Genoa, Hamburg and Istanbul. Andreas won first prize at Europan 10 and participated in the second Istanbul Design Biennial 2014 and the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale 2016. As scholarly author and reviewer he is also co-editor of the bilingual peer-reviewed ︎︎︎GAM Architecture Magazine that is published anually by the TU Graz architecture faculty. He is a member of the Expert Commission on the Historic Center of Graz (ASVK), a licensed architect and member of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Architects and Engineers as well as author of ︎︎︎Thinking Design: Blueprint for an Architecture of Typology based on his habilitation (Park Books: Zurich 2021).
︎︎︎ASVK Land Steiermark Kultur
︎︎︎Architekturfakultät der TU Graz
︎︎︎Lehr- und Forschungsschwerpunkt Counterintuitive Typologies