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Wolf D. Prix
Wolf D. Prix
* Vienna [Wien], Germany [Deutschland], 1942
nationality: austrian
www.coop-himmelblau.at
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
Spengergasse 37
A-1050  Wien - Austria [Österreich]
Tel: +43.1.546.60 - Fax: +43.1.546.60.600
office@coop-himmelblau.at
2404 Wilshire Blvd., - Suite No. 4K, 4th floor - Los Angeles
CA-90057  Los Angeles - United States
Tel: +1.213.251.95.40 - Fax: +1.213.251.95.94
himmelblau_la@comcast.net
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
 
 
Wolf D. Prix, born in Vienna in 1942, is a co-founder of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU. He studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology, the Architectural Association of London, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles.

In 1993, Wolf D. Prix was named Professor for Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. Since 2003, he has been head of the Institute for Architecture, the head of Studio Prix, and serves as vice-rector of the university.

He taught as a visiting professor at the Architectural Association in London in 1984, and at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1990. From 1985 to 1995, Wolf D. Prix was active as Adjunct Professor at the SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. Since 1998, he has been a faculty member of Columbia University in New York. In 1999, Wolf D. Prix was awarded the Harvey S. Perloff Professorship at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). In 2001, he was made an adjunct professor at UCLA. Since 2001 he has been a Doctor Honoris Causa de la Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2004, Wolf D. Prix received the Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education for his commitment to teaching and training. In 2008, Wolf D. Prix was awarded with the Jencks Award: Visions Built prize for his major contribution to the theory and practice of architecture. In May 2009, Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer bestowed the Austrian Decoration of Honor for Science and Art on Wolf D. Prix for his outstanding creative achievements.

From 1995 to 1997, Wolf D. Prix was a member of the architectural committee in the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts.

He is a member of the Austrian Art Senate, of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, as well as of the Advisory Committee for Building Culture. Furthermore, Wolf D. Prix is a member of the Architectural Association Austria, Union of German Architects (BDA) in Germany, the Architectural Union Santa Clara in Cuba, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Architectural Association Italy. In 2006, he was the commissioner for the Austrian contribution for the 10th International Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.
AWARDS
 
2011
Silberne Komturkreuz des Ehrenzeichens für Verdienste um das Bundesland Niederösterreich
Komtur Cross in Silver of the Decoration of Honor for Services to the State of Lower A
2009
Österreichische Ehrenzeichen für Wissenschaft und Kunst
Austrian Decoration of Honor for Science and Art
2008
Jencks Award, Visions Built 2008 prize
2004
Annie Spink Award
Excellence in Architectural Education
BUILDINGS
 
2003 - 2014
European Central Bank (ECB)
Germany [Deutschland] » Frankfurt am Main
2010 - 2014
Parliament of Albania
Albania [Shqipëria] » Tirana [Tiranë]
2003 - 2014
Musikkens Hus
Denmark [Danmark] » Aalborg
2008 - 2012
Dalian International Conference Center
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá] » Dalian
2009 - 2012
Energy Roof
Italy [Italia] » Perugia
2011 - 2012
Heinemann
Austria [Österreich] » Schwechat
2008 - 2011
Martin Luther Kirche
Austria [Österreich] » Hainburg an der Donau
2005 - 2011
Busan Cinema Center / Busan International Film Festival
South Korea [Taehan Min'guk] » Busan
2002 - 2008
Central Los Angeles Area High School #9 for the Visual and Performing Arts
United States » Los Angeles
2002 - 2007
United States » Akron
2001 - 2007
BMW Welt
Germany [Deutschland] » Munich [München]
1995 - 2001
Austria [Österreich] » Vienna [Wien]
1993 - 1998
Germany [Deutschland] » Dresden
1994 - 1998
Austria [Österreich] » Vienna [Wien]
1986 - 1995
Netherlands [Nederland] » Groningen
1988 - 1989
Spanplattenfabrikanlage Funder Werk 3
Austria [Österreich] » Sankt Veit an der Glan
1983 - 1988
Rooftop Remodeling Falkestraße
Austria [Österreich] » Vienna [Wien]
1977
Austria [Österreich] » Vienna [Wien]
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BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
WRITINGS
BY THE ARCHITECT
Wolf D. Prix, "Dinamismo di un'architettura mediatica/Dynamism of a media architecture", Domus 907, ottobre/october 2007, "Architecture" p. 26 (16-27)
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INTERVIEWS
 
 
Paolo Ansideri, "Il coraggio dell'architettura: camminare nella storia", Corriere dell'Umbria, 4 febbraio 2010
 
 
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