Assistant Professor and Lecturer at Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck/ Institute of Design.studio2
Founding Partner of A-U-R-A – Architecture, Urbanism + Research Agency GbR with Marisol Rivas Velázquez, www.a-u-r-a.eu
Visiting Professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), Monterrey, Mexico
M.Arch. – Graduation Postgraduate Studies at the Berlage Institute Rotterdam with DAAD Scholarship, Master of Excellence in Architecture
Diploma (Dipl.-Ing. ) at University of Stuttgart/ Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning
Christian Schmutz received the Master of Excellence in Architecture in 2001 from the Berlage Institute/ Rotterdam (DAAD Scholarship). In 1998 he graduated from the University of Stuttgart after having completed his architectural studies including a one-year-exchange program at the Graz University of Technology.
During and after his studies he worked in several renowned practices in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Belgium among them Formalhaut/ Frankfurt, Volker Giencke/ Graz and Stéphane Beel/ Gent. Since 2003 he is a licensed architect and member of the Chamber of Architects Baden-Wurttemberg. In 2005 he founded together with Marisol Rivas Velázquez A-U-R-A – Architecture, Urbanism + Research Agency, a multidisciplinary office of architecture, urban design and research based in Ulm.
Parallel to his professional practice he was visiting professor at the ITESM Monterrey/ Mexico, assistant professor and lecturer at the Institute of Design.studio2 of Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck, where he has taught seminars and design courses at both bachelor and master level as well as tutoring graduating projects in sole responsibility. From 2012 until 2014 he has tutored students at the Institute for Construction and Design 1 of University of Stuttgart. Since 2015 he is research associate at the Institute of Urban Planning within the framework of the research project City-Space-Education (Stadt-Raum-Bildung) with the focus on participation in planning processes of school buildings.
PUBLICATIONS AND EXPERTISE (SELECTION)
Schmutz, Christian; Rivas Velázquez, Marisol (2015): Bildungszone Innichen – Projektdialog für gemeinsame Räume, Wissen und Identität, Partizipation und universitäres Engagement, in: Carlo Calderan, Sandy Attia, Beate Weyland (ed.)Turris Babel N° 97, 03.2015,published by Architectural Foundation Trentino-South Tyrol, Bolzano 2015, pages 146-151
Schmutz, Christian; Rivas Velázquez, Marisol (2008): Zeeland Province in: Sophie Wolfrum, Winfried Nerdinger, Susanne Schaubeck (ed.), Multiple-Cities Urban Concepts 1908 | 2008, published by Jovis, ISBN 978-386859001-2, pages 218-233
Schmutz, Christian; Rivas Velázquez, Marisol (2008): A Journey into the lost parts of Havana, in: Thomas Soehl & Kai Jonas (ed.), Mudot 01, 05.2008, published by Veenman, Rotterdam 2008, pages 30-31
Schmutz, Christian; Rivas Velázquez, Marisol et al. (2007): Reintroducing the City in Havana, in: Christine de Baan, Joachim Declerck, Veronique Patteeuw (ed.) Visionary Power – Producing the Contemporary City, published by NAI, Rotterdam 2007, ISBN 978-905662579-5, pages 150-159