In the past 150 years, the Angewandte has been a consistent forerunner in terms of decisive innovations in modern architectural education and practice. Up to the present day, the school has attracted highly qualified lecturers and students from all over the world, thereby distinguishing itself as one of the most “cutting-edge” institutions of research and teaching in Europe. Many central figures from the global discourse have taught here, including Josef Frank, Oskar Strnad, Heinrich Tessenow, Josef Hoffmann, Zvi Hecker, Johannes Spalt, Zaha Hadid, Hans Hollein, Wilhelm Holzbauer, Greg Lynn, Wolf D. Prix, Hani Rashid, and Kazuyo Sejima, together with creative engineers such as Klaus Bollinger and influential theorists like Sanford Kwinter…
… Together with the engineering and theory professors and the technical laboratories at the Institute of Architecture, the three design studios of Cristina Díaz Moreno & Efrén García Grinda, Greg Lynn and Hani Rashid represent a leading position in our global, digital and resource-conscious age.
Excerpt from: Matthias Boeckl „Baukunst aus Reformgeist: Die Architekturschule der Angewandten“, in: “150 Jahre Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien. Ästhetik der Veränderung“, Edition Angewandte, De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston, 2017