Born 1975 in London/United Kingdom.
Stefan Gruber studied at the RWTH in Aachen/Germany, at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris La Défense in France and at the Columbia University of New York/USA. His Diploma thesis was honoured with the Friedrich Springorum Award and his Master’s thesis with an Award for Excellence in Design.
He is principal of STUDIOGRUBER a Vienna based architecture office working at the intersection between architectural design and urbanism. In 2010 his office was selected as one of 12 emerging Young Viennese Architects (YoVA 3) and recognized as a young architectural talent from the Meuse-Rhine Euregion. Realized projects, such as the Lecture Pods Semper Depot, have been nominated for the Federal Austrian Deisgn Prize and the Young Generation Contract World Award and have been published internationally. Winning competitions include “A Floating Room”, a mobile exhibition pavillion for the cultural institution Schunck* in Heerlen, Netherlands and “Magnetic Urban Fields”, an urban development strategy for the area around Graz’s stadium as part of the Europan11. Before starting his own firm, Stefan Gruber worked at Diller, Scofido + Renfro in New York from 2002 to 2006.
Stefan Gruber has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna since 2005 and is a full professor for architectural design and urbanism since 2010. He directs the platform for Geography, Landscapes, Cities and is deputy head of the Institute for Art and Architectutre. His writing has been appeared in Arch+ and MonU amongst others. Most recently he published the book Vienna: Slow Capital – Acupuncture for the City. His current research on living in a rentership-society was granted a Margarethe Schütte-Lihotzky Stipend.