Tobias Wallisser

Tobias Wallisser

Professor @ State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart

Co-Founder & Director



Tobias Wallisser is based in Berlin and teaches as Professor of Innovative Construction and Spatial Concepts at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. As Creative Director at UN-Studio in Amsterdam for 10 years he was responsible for many projects, the most prominent being the Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Arnhem Interchange. After receiving an architectural degree in Stuttgart, Tobias Wallisser completed a post-graduate at Columbia University (NY) in 1997. He worked with Asymptote Architecture on the Virtual New York Stock Exchange.

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 Tobias

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 Tobias

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 Tobias

  • "My students will be the architects of the future, and they will have to be equipped with the right knowledge, tools and ways of dealing with clients as well as the problems of society."
  • "The architect, as the generalist, is maybe the diplomat whose task it is to negotiate the deal. One could even say the architect is the glue!"
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