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Sigi Atteneder

Univ.Prof. Mag. Dr. / Head of the studio BASEhabitat


Sigi Atteneder is Professor at the Department of Architecture at the University of Art and Design Linz. The focus of his professorship is on sustainable architecture and spatial development.


He studied architecture at the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz and the University of Hong Kong, and completed his PhD in Planning Studies at the Bartlett’s Development Planning Unit (DPU) at University College London (UCL). In his doctorate, he worked on the role of ‚difference‘, in the form of ‚urban borders‘ within urban change processes. The title of his 2017 thesis is „Urban Borderlands: Spatial change in Amman and Tel Aviv-Jaffa“.


Before his studies, he has worked in construction and as a trainer for youth and adults in the construction sector. In the course of his studies, he pursued internships in various architecture offices, among others at Shigeru Ban Architects in Tokyo. For his project „Hummus – East Mediterranean City Belt“, he was awarded a research affiliate position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During his PhD-studies in London, he was involved in research projects at UCL and taught different courses at the University of Art and Design Linz.


For projects, studytrips and research stays, he visited among others Mexico, Hong Kong, California, New York/Chicago, South Africa, Taiwan, Japan, Boston/Cambridge, London, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iran and various European countries and cities.

Sigi Atteneder

Ulrike Schwantner

Sen. Scientist DI, Studio Management


Studies of Spatial Planning and Analysis at the University of Technology in Vienna and the National University of La Plata, Buenos Aires.

Focus on sustanability and socio-spatial context.

Diploma thesis on decentralisation and public participation in the urban development of Montevideo.

2000 internship at FLACAM (Foro Latinoamericano de Sciencias Ambientales), Argentina.

2003 -2005 Researcher at the University of Technology in Vienna, at the Institute of Sociology, Department of Spatial Planning.

Since 2003 working in the field of sustainable communitiy development, cooperative planning and participating processes in urban and rural areas in Austria.

Further education in Webscience at the Johannes Kepler University Linz.


Dominik Abbrederis

Building Site Manamgenet


Three-year commercial apprenticeship, international jobs as skiing- and surfing trainer. Social work with children in Austria and Portugal. Certified outdoor guide.

Graduate earth constructor "Fachkraft Lehm" in Germany. 4 years working with Martin Rauch (Lehm.Ton.Erde)

Working independently on buidlign sites in South America and Africa.

2014 and 2016 workshop tutor in rammed earth technique at the BASEhabitat Summer School.


Elisabeth Judmaier

Univ.-Ass. DI, Project-Related Assistant

Studied Environmental System Sciences at the Karl-Franzens University Graz, Landscape Architecture at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna and at the ENSAT Toulouse. Diploma thesis about the settlement movement in Vienna. During her studies, she was tutor in the fields of global design studio, design and implementation planning and fieldwork on landscape architecture.


Since 2009 part of the collective bauchplan ).( in Vienna, at the interface between space, society and environment. From 2015 - 2016 lecturer at the University of Technology Vienna for urban design and foundations of landscape architecture at the studio urban design. From 2016 - 2017 university assistant at the department of Architecture at the University of Art and Design in Linz. Since 2017 public relations and design concepts at JOHA Gartenbau. Since 2018 university assistant at the studio BASEhabitat. Invited as guest critics at the University of Technology in Vienna and the University of Art and Design in Linz.


Christoph Wiesmayr

Univ.-Ass. DI, Project Related Assistant


Studied Architecture in Graz. Project leader in different architecture offices.

Main Topics: „ecologic design & landscape" focussing on „re- & upcycling“ of different building materials.

2012-2015 coordinator of the project "Urban Gardening" at Klimabündnis OÖ.

Since 2012 founder of the association „Schwemmland“ and editor of the independent journal „Treib.Gut".


Sabine Fehringer


Born 1986 in Linz. Since 2006 working at the University of Art and Design Linz. 2016 – 2018 in the administrative office of architecture, since 2018 part of the BASEhabitat team.


Maximilian Meindl

Study Assistant

Architecture Student at University of Art and Design Linz.

Education: Technical College for Construction and Design, Linz


Former Team-Members

Roland Gnaiger (Head and Founder of BASEhabitat)

Corinna König (Studio Management)

Wolfgang Fiel (Project Leader)

Clemens Quirin (Studio Management)

Anna Heringer (Studio Management)



Maternity Leave:

Katharina Doblinger (Studio Management)

  • Guest Lecturers

    Anirban Banerjee

    Pippa Buchanan

    Alexander Hamedinger

    Barbara Kolb

    Günter Langergraber

    Gian Franco Noriega

    Martin Rauch

    Tania Teixera

    Marlene Wagner

    Jomo Zeil