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Field of Study

We believe that architecture is an intellectual construction of ideas tied to its socio-economic and political context. Architectural production needs to be alert and inquisitive, while at the same time innovative, inventive, and critical. Consequently, we educate and encourage our students to experiment with ideas through research, testing their projects’ credibility and viability through implementation in practice. If you are interested in architecture as a domain in which you exercise your intellectual capacity and tirelessly pursue arguments for a better world, where you insist on making a difference in how we inhabit the environment and are interested in dialogue and debate, the IKA at the Academy is the right choice. We are looking for the best students who are interested in investing in the future of architecture.

Upcoming Events

  • Lecture by Tim Anstey, Jennifer Mack

    The annual lecture series at IKA in the academic year 2021/2022 will be organised in partnership with the EU research project Communities of Tacit Knowledge (TACK): Architecture and its Ways of Knowing, in which we are involved as one of ten academic partners.


    Art and Architecture

    rosa Hintergrund mit schwarzem Text: IKA Lecture Series and Tack Talks Winter 2021/Summer 2022

Institute for Art and Architecture



Univ.Prof. Mag. MA Wolfgang Tschapeller
Mag. Lisa Schmidt-Colinet (Deputy)
Mag. a Christina Condak (Deputy)

Office Architecture

Schillerplatz 3, 2. floor, 213
1010 Vienna

Ulrike Auer
P +43 (1) 588 16-5101

Gabriele Mayer
P +43 (1) 588 16-5102

Office hours
Mon, Tue, Thu 13–15 h
Wed 9–12 h and 13–16 h
Fri 9–12 h
Mon–Fri 9–12 h