Architecture & Technology

Herwig Baumgartner

Herwig Baumgartner is a professor currently teaching design for the graduate and undergraduate programs at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIARC) and has previously taught a graduate design studio at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). He also lectures and conducts workshops around the country and abroad at Oklahoma State University; the UDESIGN conference at the University of Monterrey, Mexico; the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA); the LA forum, Los Angeles; the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria; the Danube University Krems; the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIARC); Woodbury University; the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; and the Roy and Edna Disney California Arts Theater.

Prior to founding B+U Baumgartner worked as a senior associate and project architect at Gehry Partners for over a decade. He also collaborated with artist Richard Serra and worked on several large-scale sculptural projects in New Zealand, Naples, Toronto, and San Francisco.

In 2000, he co-founded BplusU, for which he is both Design Principal and Partner.

B+U work is often informed by experimenting with concepts and techniques outside the architectural profession, including electronic music, science, and computation. With B+U Baumgartner is currently working on a variety of projects nationwide and abroad. Some of his recent work includes a housing development in the UAE, several residential projects in Los Angeles, Pasadena and Washington D.C., a mixed use development in Los Angeles, and an outdoor performance and event space in down town Los Angeles. As a design principal of B+U he has also frequently participated in a variety of national and international competitions.

B+U’s work was recently been published in a variety of magazines, books and media such as Architectural record, ArcCA, Mark Magazine, Future Magazine, the 1000 Architects of the Americas, Capital magazine, Arte magazine, Archinect” as well as on television and radio interviews.