Architects Architects Collective (AC) was founded in 2006 by Andreas Frauscher, Richard Klinger and Kurt Sattler in Vienna, and has since worked internationally on projects in architecture, urban planning and art.
Designs are created and advanced by a collective idea finding process where creativity and expertise complement each other. Criteria for innovative technologies and energy-optimized concepts are developed within the team and by working with professional planners and consultants. The experience of the office ranges from research on small advanced structures to the planning and management of large complex buildings and master plans in Austria, Germany, Eastern Europe, North America and Asia.
The best-known projects include the Klinikum Klagenfurt which received the Austrian Client Awards 2011, the Ozuluama Residence in Mexico City, the L-House Residence, Erich Sattler Winery and the ultra-low-energy Leeb Fruit Orchard which received various architecture and sustainable awards. A housing complex, a medical resort, a hospital complex and the renovation of a monastry are under constructionand a library, a clinic and a military facility are in planning phases in Austria, Romania and China.
Andreas Frauscher, DI Arch, partner
He studied architecture at the Technical University Vienna. After working for various architectural offices in Vienna he was project architect for office and housing projects as well as several hospital buildings.
Richard Klinger, DI Arch, partner
He studied at the Academy Fine Arts and the Technical University in Vienna, Austria. Before establishing AC he had his own firm and responsible for several large hospital, office and projects.
Kurt Sattler, MArch LEED, partner
He studied at the University of Sydney and the Academy Fine Arts Vienna. He then worked in Vienna and Los Angeles as project architect where he was in charge of museums, theater and academic facilities.