︎︎︎Curriculum Vitae (Engl. full 07/2022)
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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 his parallel careers as architect, educator and writer. 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.
Andreas studied at TU Graz and after formative study stays in Los Angeles, trained as an architect living in Berlin, Tokyo and Vienna. At TU Graz he was university assistant from 2007 to 2011, obtained a doctorate in 2009, and was assistant professor from 2011 to 2017. He was a visiting researcher at the Università Iuav di Venezia and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and held lectures and visiting professorships in Copenhagen, Genoa, Hamburg, Istanbul and Innsbruck. He won first prize at Europan 10 and participated in the second Istanbul Design Biennial 2014 and the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale 2016. His habilitation thesis was published as awards winning ‘Entwurf einer architektonischen Gebäudelehre’ (Park Books 2018) based on his research and lectures at TU Graz since 2013. The second and revised german edition is published together with its English version titled ‘Design Thinking - Blueprint for an Architecture of Typology’ (both Park Books 2021). As scholarly author and reviewer he is also co-editor of the bilingual peer-reviewed GAM Architecture Magazine and is leading a three-year research project funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency entitled ‘Counterintuitive Building Types’. He is a member of the Expert Commission on the Historic Center of Graz and of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Architects and Engineers.
In 2022, Andreas was a visiting lecturer at Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, a keynote speaker and peer at the 11th DARA Symposium at Leibniz Universität Hannover, and he was invited to Berlin by Ortner & Ortner Baukunst to discuss his book. From December 2022 to March 2023 Andreas will be visting professor at the Dipartimento architettura e studi urbani - DAStU at the Politecnico di Milano.
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