Sam Franz – sam-architects

About Sam Franz – sam-architects

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Sam FranzSam Franz and the team of sam-architects offer a wide range of architecture for residential, commercial and public buildings. We stand for individual design in varying scale – from the least to the greatest.

With around 30 years experience in the design of modern architecture, we know that every project holds unique challenges. Sam Franz and his team respond to them individually with tailor-made architecture. So you can be sure that our work provides both the architectural realization of your ideas, always with the aim to implement sophisticated architecture.

As architects, we are mainly engaged in Lower Austria and Vienna, but often also process orders in other regions of Austria.

Sam Franz

Born in 1956 in Tiefenfucha / northeast

1971 – 1976 HTL for Civil Engineering

1977 – 1984 Studied architecture in Innsbruck

1985 – 1992 Coop Himmelblau: collaboration and project management in planning and execution

own architectural practice since 1992 in Vienna and Krems

1998 – 2002 Vice President of the National Chamber of Architects and Engineers for Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland

2001-2012 Working Group with Irene Ott-Reinisch: architects sam / ott-reinisch

since 2005 Chairman PLACES Architecture Network northeast

since 1998 Consultant for Construction Authority Office of the Government of Lower Austria

since 2002 lecturer and visiting professor at the University of Applied Arts and University of Innsbruck

since 2007 lecturer at the New Design University St. Pölten


Since 1995, the University of Applied Arts, Vienna: lecturer for building construction and innovative building construction

Since 2002, University of Innsbruck, Faculty of Architecture: Lecturer and Visiting Professor of Technology Principles and Master of Building Construction

Since 2007 lecturer at the New Design University, St. Pölten: Technology Support in Master of Design and Master of Interior Architecture


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