klaus k. loenhart

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KLAUS K. LOENHART
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Architect
MLA Landscape Architecture Harvard GSD
MDesS History & Theory Harvard GSD

Klaus K. Loenhart is a multi-disciplinarian. His systemic interest in our world is based on his studies in Architecture at the Munich University of Applied Sciences as well as in Landscape Architecture and Architectural Theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, USA. The Idea of a multidisciplinary practice was sparked both while working at Herzog & deMeuron and while studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Since his return from the USA, Klaus – as professor at ia&l and Landlab at the Technical University of Graz – Austria, as well as in his design studio terrain: architects and landscape architects – is developing system based case studies and projects. Here architectural design, social practice and the performative landscapes merge – as the integral part of our societal ambitions. He is certain that our future is made from intricate relationships between design and our living environment.

EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL VITA
(Selection)
2013 – CEO, terrain: integral designs
2013 Editorial Bord Member of BAUKUNST magazine
2008 Advisory board member, Politics and Science, Province of Styria
2006 Member of Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA)
2004 – 2008 Advisory board member, International Forum for Design (IFG), Ulm
2003 – 2013 CEO and Partner, terrain: loenhart & mayr
2002 Entry into the List of Landscape Architects
2002 Relocation to Munich
1998 – 2002 Associate, Studio LandA – landscape architecture public art, Boston, MA (with Christina Bechstein)
2000 Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) with honors, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
1999 Master in Design Studies in History and Theory (MDesS), Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
1997 Relocation to Cambridge, MA, and initiation of studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design
1996 – 1997 Own studio “laboratory” in Munich
1996 Entry into the List of Architects
1993 – 1995 Project direction, phases 1–5 of Projekt Stellwerk, Auf dem Wolf, Basel Herzog & deMeuron Architeken, Basel
1994 Project architect, Projekt Lokomotivendepot, Auf dem Wolf, Basel Herzog & deMeuron Architeken, Basel
1994 Degree in Architecture (Dipl.-Ing.), Munich University of Applied Sciences, Department of Architecture, Munich
1989 Initiation of architecture studies at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, Munich

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
(Selection)
ongoing – head of Institute for Architecture and Landscape, University Professor
2017 – 2018 Editor of BREATHE – investigations into our environmentally entangled future
2017 Design Critic for Thesis Reviews in Landscape Architecture AHO, Oslo
2015 Editor of CASE 14 – ARCHITECTURE OF AIR
2012 Editor of GAM ZERO LANDSCAPE
2009 – Director of LANDLAB at TU Graz
2009 – 2011 Interim Director of the Institute of Housing at Graz University of Technology, Graz
2008 DSD Delft Option Studio Design Critic, Delft
2007 – head of Institute, University Professor at the Institute of Architecture and Landscape at Graz University of Technology, Graz
2004–2008 Advisory board member, International Forum for Design (IFG), Ulm
2001 DAAD Short Term Lectureship as co-instructor for Contemporary Landscape Theory, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Department of Landscape Architecture, Cambridge, MA
2000–2001 Co-Instructor for Contemporary Landscape Theory, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Department of Landscape Architecture, Cambridge, MA
2000 Studio Instructor in Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Career Discovery Program, Cambridge, MA
1998–2000 Teaching Fellow in Landscape Theory, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Department of Landscape Architecture, Cambridge, MA
1999 Teaching Fellow for Option Studio, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Department of Architecture, with Jacques Herzog & Pierre deMeuron, Cambridge, MA
1999 Option Studio Design Critic, Rhode Island School of Design, Textile Department, Providence, RI
1994–1997 Visiting Lecturer in Design – University of Applied Sciences (FHM), Department of Architecture, Munich

AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS
(Selection)
2018 Nomination for the German Design Award 2018
2017 Nomination for the German Design Award 2017
2016 UNESCO CITY OF DESIGN AWARD – Grand Award
2016 AIT – 1.Prize Category – Fair Design
2016 IDEA TOPS – Main Award Sustainable Architecture
2015 SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER AWARD
2015 Towards a Sustainable Expo AWARD – Italian Environmental Agency Leader in the category Design & Materials
2015 BIE AWARD Gold – Bureau International des Expositions
2015 EXPO Milano 2015 – Gold Award Exhibition Design Pavilion 2014 Selection for the commission of the Austrian Pavilion at EXPO Milano 2015
2013 Selection for the São Paulo Architecture Biennale with RURBAN CITY
2011 Selection for the São Paulo Architecture Biennale
2011 Styrian Architecture Award, awarded for MURTURM
2011 Nomination for the Mies van der Rohe Award for MURTURM
2011 Nomination for Conde Nast Traveller Award
2010 BDA Prize Bavaria, 1st Prize, Federal Chamber of German Architects (BAK)
2010 Olympic Village Master Plan competition – pre-selected entry for Munich’s 2018 Olympic Winter Games Bid
2010 Selection for the Venice Architecture Biennale
2010 German Structural Engineering Prize
2009 IOC AWARD in Gold, International Olympic Committee
2009 Nomination for the Mies van der Rohe Award
2008 Balthasar Neumann Prize, with honors
2008 German Engineering Prize, with honors
2005 Renault Traffic Design Award, Renault and the Federal Chamber of German Architects (BAK)
2001 Fund for the Arts, New England Foundation of the Arts
2001 DAAD Short Term Lectureship, German Academic Exchange Service
2001 The Browne Fund, Fund for the Arts, Boston
2000 Gerald McCue Medal, recognition of Master’s thesis “for the highest academic achievement,” Harvard University
2000 The Penny White Award, Harvard University
2000 The Henderson Fund for the Arts, Boston
2000 S.&W. Jones Scholarship, Harvard University
1999 Janet Darling Webel Prize, Harvard University
1999 A. Lehman Scholarship, Harvard University
1997 Scholarship for Studies Abroad, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
1994 Scholarship, Summer Academy Irsee, “Art in Architecture,” Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
1989 Scholarship, Summer Academy Salzburg, Akademieverein, Salzburg