Dr. Arch. Lukas Abram, Bozen
Partner at the architects‘ firm Abram & Schnabl, Bozen
1995 – 2002 Studied architecture at the Graz University of Technology (TU) under Prof. Dipl. Arch. ETH Daniele Marques
November 2002 state examination in Venice
December 2005 certified climate house expert
March 2009 state expert for landscape conservation and urbanistics
Chairman of the “Architektouren” jury of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects (BYAK) since February 2009
Member of the “Golden Pencil Awards 2007″ jury in Ljubljana, October 2007
President of the South Tyrol Chamber of Architects since November 2005
Editor of TURRISBABEL magazine since 2003
Arch. Thomas M. Demetz, Bozen
2008 Founded magmArchitects – im.material office for intense architecture
University of Genoa: Ph.D. school 2007
University of Trient: academic employee; spatial planning, planning lab, infra-landscape, spatial development
Free University of Bozen Bolzano: academic employee, rural spatial development, planning lab
1997-2004 Employee at the Amt für übergeordnete Raumordnung (Office for Higher Spatial Development), Autonomous Province of Bozen
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Gottlieb Hempel, Brixen
1969 – 1999 freelance architect in Munich
1995 – 2003 offices in Munich and Berlin
2003 Gave up office and residence in Germany, moving to Brixen, Italy. Took up work as a journalist, author, lecturer and architecture consultant.
Correspondent for various newspapers and magazines. Books include “South Tyrol’s Most Beautiful Hotels, Guesthouses and B&Bs” (2005) and “Architecture in South Tyrol”, published by Callwey (2008).
1972 to 2005 member of the Association of German Architects (BDA)
(1991-1995 Vice-President of the BDA; 1995-1999 President of the BDA; 1995-1999 publisher of the monthly magazine “Der Architekt”)
Since 1995 Planning advisor to the Hanseatic City of Wismar
1994-2000 Founding Chairman of the German Architecture Centre (DAZ), Berlin
1991-2002 President of the German section of the International Union of Architects (UIA)
1993-1999 Council member of the UIA, Paris
1999-2002 Vice-President of the UIA, responsible for Region I, Western Europe
1996 – 2002 President of the XXIst UIA World Congress 2002 and the UIA 2002 Berlin e.V.
1976-78 Professor at Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences
Since 1998 Professor at the International Academy of Architects IAA, Sofia, Bulgaria
Since 2004 Visiting professor at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences for European Projects.
Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Rieck, Stuttgart
Academic employee at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) in Stuttgart.
Studied architecture in Stuttgart and Arizona. His final examination in Stuttgart in 1997 was one of the first to take place in virtual reality, in a so-called CAVE. After graduation he worked on the IAO’s Virtual Reality Lab in Stuttgart and examined the optimisation of planning methods in virtual space.
Since 1998 active in the area of Competence Centre New Work, focused on the development of future scenarios for the work of the future, the city of tomorrow and the construction of the future.
As a senior academic he made a major contribution to the success of the group research project OFFICE 21 from the outset and he also headed the group projects FutureHotel and FUCON. Alexander Rieck recently took responsibility for the bundling of innovative developments in the area of construction at the IAO.
Parallel to his academic career, together with partners Chris Bosse and Tobias Wallisser he founded the LAVA architects’ firm in 2007 which has offices in Stuttgart, Sydney and Abu Dhabi.
Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Ritsch, Dornbirn
Has had his own studio in Dornbirn since 1983. 1989-1998 lectured on Architectural Design at the University of Liechtenstein. 1991 art award of the Province of Vorarlberg as part of the “Gruppe Vorarlberger Baukünstler”. 1993-1998 member of the Board of the Central Association of Architects (ZV) Vorarlberg. 1997-2005 Founding Chairman of the Vorarlberg Institute of Architecture. Since 2005 visiting professor at the University for Art and Industrial Design in Linz. Since 2005 academic director of the “überholz” master course for wood and timber architecture in Linz.
Advisory council appointments: state advisory council Liechtenstein 1996-2000; design advisory council Lauterach 1999-2001; design advisory council Klaus, Vorarlberg since 2004; member of the state advisory council for building culture and landscape Bozen (South Tyrol, Italy) from 2006-2008; expert advisory council Brixen (South Tyrol, Italy) since 2007; member of the advisory council for “Platform for space-related issues” in the department of spatial planning.