Hans Hollein born on March 30, 1934 in Vienna/Austria, is an architect, theoretician, urban planner, designer, artist and teacher. He studied architecture and urban planning at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago until 1959. In 1960 he finished his studies at the University of California in Berkeley as Master of Architecture. After his return to Vienna he worked in several architecture offices, until he started his own business as certified civil engineer in 1964. From 1964 until 1970 he was editor of the magazine “Bau” in Vienna and worked also for several national and international architectural journals as a correspondent. From 1967 until 1976 he was professor at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf. At the University of Applied Arts in Vienna he was head of the master class for Industrial Design and of the Institute for Design, from 1976 until 1979, as well as head of a master class for architecture from 1979 until 2002 and head of the Department I Architecture from 1995 until 1999. In 2010 he founded together with Ulf Kotz and Christoph Monschein the Hans Hollein & Partner ZT-GmbH. In 1985 Hollein was awarded the Pritzker Prize.