Alexander Rieck

Alexander Rieck

Co-Founder & Director



Alexander Rieck is based in Stuttgart where he works as a senior researcher at the renowned Fraunhofer Institute in Stuttgart. After receiving a degree in architecture in Stuttgart and Phoenix, he started his research career in the virtual reality environment. Having led many Office 21 research projects, he is a renowned expert on innovations in the fields of office, hotel, living and future construction, and an author of many publications about working environments and building processes of the future.

Award winning international practice LAVA was founded in 2007 by directors, Chris Bosse, Tobias Wallisser and Alexander Rieck and was the 2016 European Architecture Laureate. LAVA combines digital workflow, nature’s structural principles and the latest digital fabrication technologies to build MORE WITH LESS: more (architecture) with less (material/energy/time/cost). Currently, 50 architects work from three locations on projects worldwide.

Articles featuring Alexander

A Laboratory for Design: LAVA’s Research-Based Approach for Building Innovation

LAVA architects (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture) co-founders Tobias Wallisser and Alexander Rieck of Berlin and Stuttgart describe their unique, research-based approach to architectural design, share advice on the implementation of new technologies in to practice and predictions for the future of architecture. The office name of LAVA architects contains the word “Laboratory“. How do you […]

The Archipreneur Report #02 is out now

The Archipreneur Report #02 focuses on new trends, business and tech innovation within the AEC industry. We are featuring innovators from architecture, design, construction and academia who explore the impacts of emerging technology, new business models and expanding opportunities for practice within the architecture industry and the built environment. For the the Archipreneur Report 02, […]

Products featuring Alexander

Report #02

Built Environment Innovation
Step-by-Step Strategy
KPI’s: Metrics for Success

For the Archipreneur Insights issue 02, we have assembled another interesting mix of stories, case studies and articles surrounding the future of the architecture in our cities.

Quotes from Alexander

  • "The massive change in architecture will be the switch from linear processes to multi- parallel planning."
  • "Certainly, the next great step will be the integration of artificial intelligence into the planning processes and that will bring new solutions in terms of optimization."
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