Born 1981 in Darmstadt/Germany.
Martin Knöll studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart from 2001 to 2007, where he is a PhD student at the institute Grundlagen Moderner Architektur und Entwerfen (IGMA) since December 2007. Furthermore, he works as a Junior Architect and as a 3D designer for several architecture offices and agencies in Stuttgart.
As part of his doctoral thesis on the relationship of urbanism and health, Martin Knöll was a visiting researcher at the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts of the Middlesex University in London/United Kingdom, where he dealt with interactive media and health services.
In 2008/2009 he developed »Diabetes City«, a concept for a city and learning game for children and teenagers with diabetes, together with the IGMA and the diabetes center of the Olgahospital in Stuttgart.
Publications: »Pervasive Health Games«, in: Serious games: Integrating science and development, Janis Cannon-Bowers & Clint Bowers (eds), IGI Global, (Sept. 2009); »Leviathanland« (together with Andreas Martini and Stephan Trüby), architectural picture essay, in: 5 Codes – Architektur, Paranoia und Risiko in Zeiten des Terrors, Igmade (ed.), Birkhäuser (June 2006).
In 2008/2009 Martin Knöll received the Karl Steinbuch fellowship of the MFG Stiftung Baden-Württemberg. Since May 2009 he is a doctorate fellow of the Landesgraduiertenförderung Baden-Württemberg.