Urs Hirschberg

Urs Hirschberg is professor for representation of architecture and new media at Graz University of Technology. He received his Diploma in Architecture from ETH Zurich. In 1993 he joined the chair for Architecture and CAAD of Prof. Gerhard Schmitt at ETH Zurich. Until 1997 he was involved in two major research projects: on computer support in urban planning and on digital photogrammetry in architectural design. Between 1997 and 2000 he was lecturer for computer aided architectural design at ETH Zurich. The courses he and his colleagues developed put much emphasis on creative collaboration via networks and have served as the basis for several international projects with other universities. He conducted workshops at TU Delft and at Bauhaus University in Weimar and was an academic fellow at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. From 2000 until 2002 he served as assistant professor in design computing at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In September of 2002 he took on the newly founded professorship for "representation of architecture and new media" at the institute for visual design of the architecture department of TU Graz. His research interests include the development of networked working environments for architecture and architectural education, the visualization of complex relationships and processes, new digital design tools, hybrid environments and information architecture. At TU Graz he is heading the development of the no_Lab, a next generation environment for digital design and research.