This blog tries to tie together all the different strands of my work, such as digital design research, architecture, urbanism, art, teaching and writing, into one more or less comprehensive digital archive, that allows for sorting, browsing and cross-referencing. no more, no less.
Robert R. Neumayr Univ.Lekt. Dipl.-Ing. March. AA Dist. (AT, *1972) is an architect, researcher, educator and writer.
Robert studied architecture in Vienna and Paris and received a M.Sc in architecture from the Technical University Vienna before completing his M.Arch II with distinction at London’s AA Graduate School Design Research Lab (AADRL).
Since 2000 he has been researching on responsive architecture, parametric urbanism, algorithmic design, and contemporary digital design practice. His research and projects have been published and exhibited internationally, most notably at Latent Utopias (Graz, 2002) and the Beijing Biennal (Beijing, 2004), and been awarded numerous prizes, among them the Bronze Medal at the Miami Bienal 2003. He has been shortlisted for the German Architektur Internet Preis twice and received one honorable mention.
He has been teaching and lecturing in Austria and internationally, among others working as Assistant Professor with Patrik Schumacher at the Department for Experimental Architecture at the University of Innsbruck (AT) from 2005 to 2009, as Assistant Professor with Zaha Hadid in her design studio at the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna from 2007 to 2015 and as Assistant Professor with Kazuyo Sejima from 2015 to 2016. From 2015 to 2017 he was teaching the Post Professional Design Studio at PennDesign’s AAD program at the University of Pennsylvania (US). He is currently a lecturer at the Institute of Design (KoGe) at the University of Innsbruck.
After working with Will Alsop, ocean_uk and Zaha Hadid Architects in London and Vienna, he co-founded his practice unsquare.org. He is partner and design director at hoppe architekten, currently working in Vienna where he tries to bring together academia, design research and professional practice.
Having been awarded a €350.000 PEEK research grant from the Austrian FFW, he is currently coordinating a research group on Agent Based Parametric Semiology and is a PhD candidate at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
Robert R. Neumayr is member of the Chamber of Austrian Architects and Civil Engineers, licensed to practice as an architect in Austria and within the EEC and Switzerland.