Tobias Wallisser

Partner, LAVA

Tobias Wallisser is director of the award-winning international practice LAVA which he co-founded with Chris Bosse and Alexander Rieck in 2007. 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. 2016, LAVA was Laureate of the prestigious European Architecture prize. Tobias 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, he completed a post-graduate at Columbia University (NY) in 1997. He worked with Asymptote Architecture on the Virtual New York Stock Exchange.