Bence Pap is an architect and academic. He has been practicing and teaching as an assistant professor since 2011 at Studio Greg Lynn at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
He studied architecture in Vienna at the Technical University and the Academy of Fine Arts and received his diploma from the University of Applied Arts with distinction in 2006. He gained professional experience after graduation at a number of architectural firms, most notably, Zaha Hadid Architects in London, where he was involved as a project architect from 2007 to 2011 in a wide range of high-profile projects, ranging from urban master plans to award-winning cultural institutions and residential buildings.
Pap has conducted several workshops throughout Europe focusing on digital design and fabrication and the use of novel digital tools in architecture. He has been invited as a guest critic to the Pratt Institute, the AA, UCLA, TU Vienna, University of Innsbruck, and Bauhaus University, among others.
His interest lies in the intersection and extension of our physical world through using new technologies in unprecedented spatial ways leading to cultural and societal change. Augmented reality, digital design and fabrication, and a mutual relationship between technology and our world comprise a core aspect of his design investigations, research and professional work.
In 2012 he became a licensed architect in Vienna (Ziviltechniker)and started participating in experimental projects and competitions with his office ATELIERPAP. In 2019 he founded ARTEFACT - Mixed Reality Studio together with Mathias Bank, Dieter Fellner and Michael Knoll, which focuses on developing new augmented reality services and products catering to commercial and cultural markets.