Hans Hollein

BIOGRAPHY

Hans Hollein (1934-2014), was an Austrian architect and Pritzker Architecture Prize winner whose designs came to symbolize Modernist Viennese architecture. Hollein studied civil engineering (1949–53) in Vienna before earning a degree from the Academy of Fine Arts there in 1956. A fellowship allowed him to travel to the United States for graduate studies in architecture and urban planning at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and at the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a master’s degree in architecture in 1960. This enabled him to meet and work with architects he had long admired, including Richard Neutra, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Lloyd Wright. After working in Sweden, Germany, Australia, and the United States, Hollein established his own architectural studio in Vienna in 1964.