Stefan Rutzinger is professor for structure and design and head of i.sd at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Innsbruck. Prior to this position he was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and a guest professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He taught at the TU Vienna and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL London where he led MArch Unit 15 together with Kristina Schinegger. Stefan Rutzinger is an architect (civil engineer) and member of the Austrian chamber of architects. He is co-founder of soma architecture. The office has received numerous prizes in international competitions and has been shown in renowned exhibitions such as the such as the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010, Archilab 2013 „Naturalising Architecture“ or the TAB Tallinn Architecture Biennial 2019. soma has carried out international architecture projects, such as the Theme Pavilion for the EXPO 2012 in South-Korea and was commissioned to various design 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. Stefan Rutzinger received several prizes and awards e.g. the Recognition Award for Experimental Architecture and the TISCHE Grant by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts and Culture, or the MAK Schindler Scholarship. He studied architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Studio Prix) and the Bartlett School of Architecture in London.