11.12.07 | W. M. Keck Lecture Hall @ 7pm
Wolf Prix: Not enough is too much
Principal, Coop Himmelb(l)au; Vienna + Los Angeles
Wolf D. Prix, born in Vienna in 1942, is a cofounder of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU. He studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology, the Architectural Association of London, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles.
Since 1993, Wolf D. Prix has been Professor for Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. Since 2003, he has been Head of the Institute for Architecture and serves as Vice-Rector of the university.
He taught as a Visiting Professor at the Architectural Association in London in 1984 and at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1990. From 1985 to 1995, Wolf D. Prix was active as Adjunct Professor at the SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. Since 1998, he has been a faculty member of Columbia University in New York. In 1999, Wolf D. Prix was awarded the Harvey S. Perloff Professorship at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). In 2001 he was made an Adjunct Professor at UCLA. Since 2001 he has been a Doctor Honoris Causa de la Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2004, Wolf D. Prix received the Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education for his commitment to teaching and training.
From 1995 to 1997, Wolf D. Prix was a member of the Architectural committee in the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts. He is a member of the Austrian Art Senate as well as of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Furthermore, Wolf D. Prix is a member of the Architectural Association Austria, Union of German Architects (BDA) in Germany, and the Architectural Union Santa Clara in Cuba, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In 2006, he was the commissioner for the Austrian contribution for the Tenth International Architecture Biennale in Venice.