Team

Andrei Gheorghe 

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Andrei is currently teaching as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Architecture / University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Previously he was Assistant Professor at Portland State University USA, where he developed pedagogy and research in digital media and fabrication. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and after being awarded the Fulbright Scholarship at Harvard University, where he graduated with distinction and received the Harvard GSD Digital Design Prize. Andrei has taught at various institutions such as Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, SCI-ARC Los Angeles and Harvard Graduate School of Design (Career Discovery Program). Previously, he worked as an architect for international offices such as Jakob + MacFarlane, dEcoi Paris and Foreign Office Architects (FOA) London. Since 2011 he is a regular writer for the bilingual architecture journal “Architektur Aktuell” in Austria.

Christoph Klemmt

Christoph Klemmt received the AA Diploma from the Architectural Association in 2004 and has worked for Zaha Hadid Architects. He co-founded his own studio Orproject that has exhibited widely, at Palais De Tokyo in Paris, the China National Museum in Beijing and at the Biennale in Venice. Christoph is Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati and pursuing a doctorate at the Angewandte in Vienna.

Igor Pantic

Igor Pantic is an architect and computational designer, currently working as a lead designer for Zaha Hadid Architects in London. He received a Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Design Research Laboratory (AADRL) at the Architectural Association in London. Currently, he is a visiting lecturer at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, where he is a studio tutor at the B-Pro Graduate Architectural Design program. Previously, Igor has taught computational courses at the Architectural Association, and number of algorithmic design workshops in UK and internationally.

Philipp Hornung

Philipp Hornung studied architecture at the Georg-Simon-Ohm University in Nuremberg and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna at the master class of Zaha Hadid, Greg Lynn and Wolf Prix, where he received his degree with distinction.  He gained experience at numerous international renowned architectural design offices such as Graft Architects and Coop Himmelb(l)au. Since 2014 he has been a research assistant at the research project ‘Robotic Woodcraft’ at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. His expertise is in the fields of parametric design and robotic fabrication.

Vlad Cuc

Vlad studied architecture in the Greg Lynn Masterclass and received his diploma with distinction from the University of Applied Arts in 2017. He gained professional experience working with offices like HENN Architekten (studioB) in Berlin and Chalabi Architects in Vienna, where he has been involved in a wide range of high profile projects located in Germany, UAE, Qatar, China etc. From 2011 to 2014 he held an Student Assistant position in Studio Greg Lynn at the University of Applied Arts and was involved in research projects with MIT (senseable city lab) and the Austrian Institute of Technology. Additionally he has been involved with the organization of the Sliver Lecture series (Art and Architecture in Conversation and Architecture or Revolution) . His work has been presented at the 15th edition of the Venice Bienalle, MAK, the Technical Museum of Vienna, Kunstlerhaus Vienna and other institutions in Italy and Romania.

Olivia Joikits

Olivia Joikits is a Vienna based architect and researcher. She holds a degree in architecture from the Technical University in Timisoara, Romania and has currently concluded her second master degree from the Angewandte University in Vienna. She has been studying generative and parametric architecture with Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher; Hani Rashid and Kazuyo Sejima. Her philosophy is focused on achieving creative solutions and sensible aesthetics in which form and function serve each other by means of optimization, research and empirically tested methods. She is interested in challenging and captivating projects and ongoing professional development.

Atanas Zhelev

Atanas has completed Bachelor Degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering from Tokyo University of Science in Japan and received a Master Degree of Architecture from The University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
He has studied Architecture in Vienna at the Studio of Zaha Hadid and after the retirement of Zaha in 2015 he joined the studio of Kaziyo Sejima to complete his master studies.
From 2017 he has officially established his design practice Digital Architects based in Vienna with his partner Mariya Korolova. Apart from providing architectural design service for private clients and companies they deeply involve in light weight composite engineering for architecture. Digital Architects has certified their own Wood Carbon Composite Material and Construction Method named the Active Grid Monocoque System and currently develope an architectural scale test prototype of this method together with commercial partners and sponsors.
From April 2017, Atanas is also an Assistant and PhD Researcher at the University of Innsbruck working on development of composite materials for construction of double curved structural surfaces.

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