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MARCH 2014

LECTURES: 2014.03.07

Viennese Lecture Week @ SCI-Arc

SCI-Arc and Coop Himmelb(l)au present a week of lectures with renowned Austrian architects invited to speak at the school from March 3-7th. The following lectures are held as part of the Wolf D. Prix / Coop Himmelb(l)au design studio titled “Open Systems and their Enemies.”

Gregor Eichinger, Remembering the Future
& Peter Kogler, Light and Flat

Monday, March 3, 7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

Gregor Eichinger studied architecture at the Technical University in Vienna, Austria. In 1985 he founded the architectural office “Eichinger oder Knechtl” in Vienna, together with Christian Knechtl. He has served as design principal and CEO of “Eichinger Offices” in Vienna since 2005. Eichinger has also been teaching extensively at the Technical University Vienna, the Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna, SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the ETH Zurich and the PBSA Dusseldorf. He currently teaches interior design at the Academy of Applied Arts in Munich, Germany.

Peter Kogler is an Austrian multimedia artist. He studied at the HTL Bau + Kunst in Innsbruck, and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He has taught at the Städelschule in Frankfurt from 1986 to 1987 and at the Académie des Beaux Arts le Mans, France, in 1993. In 1997, Kogler became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, leading the master class for computer and video art. Starting 2008, he has been a professor of graphic art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and a member of their senate. He has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums around the world.

Wolf Prix Lecture on Raimund Abraham
Visions in Exile, or: Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted

Wednesday, March 5, 7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
*Part of the SCI-Arc Lecture Series

Wolf D. Prix is co-founder, Design Principal and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, which he founded in Vienna in 1968. He studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology, the Architectural Association of London, and SCI-Arc. Prix is a member of the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and the American Institute of Architecture (AIA).

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Klaus Bollinger, Open Systems and Structural Design

Friday, March 7, 7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

Klaus Bollinger studied Civil Engineering at the Technical University Darmstadt and in 1984 received his PHD from Dortmund University, both in Germany. Since 1994, he has served as Professor of structural engineering at the School of Architecture, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, and since 2000 as a guest professor at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany. In 1983, Bollinger and Manfred Grohmann established the practice Bollinger + Grohmann, now with offices in Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Oslo and Melbourne. The office provides a complete range of structural design services for clients and projects worldwide. Their scope of work includes building structures, facade design and building performance for commercial, retail and exhibition facilities as well as classic civil engineering structures such as bridges, roofs and towers. Klaus Bollinger is a member of the Chamber of Engineers in Hessen, Germany, as well as the European Academy of the Sciences and Arts.

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