Univ.-Prof. Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Karolin Schmidbaur

Univ.-Prof. Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Karolin Schmidbaur


Professor



Karolin Schmidbaur is an internationally practicing architect, researcher and educator. She is a Partner at Coop Himmelb(l)au and Professor at the University of Innsbruck, institute of experimental architecture, building construction and technology.

Karolin Schmidbaur holds a degree from the Technical University of Munich where she graduated in 1992. In the same year she joined Coop Himmelb(l)au in Vienna, Austria, and since then has been operating from their offices in Los Angeles, California, which she led from 2003 to 2016, and Guadalajara, México, from 2000 to 2003. Since 2009 Karolin Schmidbaur is Partner at Coop Himmelb(l)au, Vienna, and Head of Research of the office.

International, realized projects under her lead are the Groninger Museum, East Pavilion, in Groningen, Netherlands (1994), one of the first buildings constructed directly from 3-dimensional digital data, the High School for the Visual and Performing Arts in Los Angeles, California (2008), a flagship project on the west coast of the United States for art in public education, and the Paneum near Linz, Austria (2017), the first free- form building in Austria to be constructed from cross laminated timber.

The focus of her research and practice lies in the development and translation of innovative architectural ideas into material, detail and construction. Here she investigates the reciprocity of analog and digital processes and the synthesis of opposites as a strategy for spatial, material and detail development.

Before joining the University of Innsbruck in 2017 she taught at the University of California (1997-98) and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (1998-2000, 2014), both in Los Angeles, as well as the Post Graduate Program of the University of Applied Art in Vienna (2010-2012).

Karolin Schmidbaur is an active member of the German (since 1995) and the Austrian Chamber of Architects (since 2018).

Studio Schmidbaur Teaching


email: karolin.schmidbaur@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507 64614
Dipl.-Ing. Mümün Keser, BSc.

Dipl.-Ing. Mümün Keser, BSc.


Research Assistant




email: muemuen.keser@uibk.ac.at
phone:
Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Heike Bablick

Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Heike Bablick


Senior Lecturer, IT representative




email: heike.bablick@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507 64650
Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Markus Malin

Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Markus Malin


University Assistant




email: Markus.K.Malin@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507 64630
Mag. Christoph Opperer

Mag. Christoph Opperer


University Assistant, PHD candidate




email: christoph.opperer@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507 64616
Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Gilbert Sommer

Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Gilbert Sommer


Senior Scientist




email: Gilbert.Sommer@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507 64645
Arqu. Gonzalo Vaillo Martinez, MSc

Arqu. Gonzalo Vaillo Martinez, MSc


University Assistant, PHD candidate



Gonzalo Vaillo is a registered architect in Spain and founder of the Vienna-based studio MORPHtopia. He holds a degree from the University of Alcalá and a postgraduate degree from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. His writings and theoretical works focus on aesthetics, technology, and philosophy for the development of a design theory of the unknown as design material. Gonzalo is a university assistant at the Institute for Experimental Architecture.Hochbau (Studio Schmidbaur), where he teaches bachelor's and master's design studios as well as diploma theses. He has also been a visiting professor at Texas A&M University and has taught at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.


email: Gonzalo.Vaillo-Martinez@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507 64617
 
Professor
Karolin Schmidbaur
Dipl. Ing. Arch.
 
Senior Lecturer
Heike Bablick
Arch. DI
 
Administration
Sabine Böck
 
Best Practice
Volker Flamm
Arch. DI M.Arch.
 
Univ. Assistant
Markus Malin
Arch. DI
 
Univ. Assistant
Christoph Opperer
Mag. Arch., PHD candidate
 
Senior Scientist
Gilbert Sommer
Arch. DI
 
Univ. Assistant
Gonzalo Vaillo- Martinez
Arch. DI MSc, PHD candidate
 
Univ. Assistant
Anastasia Zaytseva
MAS ETH, PHD candidate
 
 
 
External Lecturers
Lukas Allner
Mag. Arch.
 
Hans-Peter Gruber
Arch. DI
 
Michaela Mair
Arch. DI
 
Simon Oberhammer
Arch. DI
 
Silvia Pirkner
DI Arch.
 
Franz Sam
Arch. DI
 
Christoph Schlapak
DI Arch.
 
Bernhard Sommer
Arch. DI
 
Martin Zangerl
Arch. DI