Head of Research Group  / Univ.-Prof. Mag. arch.

Kristina Schinegger is a professor for structure and design and co-head of the research group She is a principal investigator in the Special Research Project „Advanced Computational Design“ and co-project leader of the SFB subproject“Computational Immediacy“. From 2016 to 2022 she was dean of studies at the Faculty of Architecture and until 2022 scientific director of the advanced studies program “Designing Future Realities” by the University of Innsbruck and Werkstätte Wattens. Prior to her appointment at UIBK she was a teaching fellow at the Bartlett, UCL London where she led March Unit 15 together with Stefan Rutzinger and taught at the department for architectural theory at the TU Vienna. She is an architect and co-founder of soma architecture. soma’s work won numerous prizes in international competitions and was featured in renown exhibitions, such as the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010, Archilab 2013 or the TAB Tallinn Architecture Biennial 2019. The practice has carried out international architecture projects, such as the Theme Pavilion for the EXPO 2012 in South-Korea and was commissioned to design various installations in art contexts, such as the MAK Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, the Museum Belvedere Vienna or the MAK Center in Los Angeles. Kristina Schinegger received several prizes and awards such as the recognition award for experimental architecture, the START award for architecture and the TISCHE Scholarship by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts and Culture,  or the MAK Schindler Scholarship. She studied architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Studio Prix) and the Bartlett School of Architecture in London.