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Dr., DI David CALAS Managing Director, Studio Calas, Vienna; Lecturer, University of Technology, Vienna


 David Calas, architect, urbanist and former lecturer at the TU Vienna - Faculty of Architecture, operates between the blurring boundaries of urban planning, architecture, art and politics. Focus of his work at Studio Calas is the relation of design practice and socio-cultural process. The modus operandi concentrates on accessible and clearly communicated design approaches and the implementation of digital inquiry strategies.
1998 - 2003 Highschool for Surveyers P. Anich, Bolzano
2004 - 2006 Bachelor studies in Political Sciences sciocultural policies, participation, University of Vienna
2003 - 2008 Master degree in architecture, Technical University of Vienna
2011 State examination for architecture, IUAV Venice
2012 Auditor for sustainable certification, ÖGNI/DGNB
2016 - 2019 Doctoral Thesis, Urban co-creation in the digital age mobile participation and its sociocultural contex, Technical University of Vienna


2010 - 2012 Board of circa10 - Network for architecture, art and design
2012 - 2014 Member of EU FP-7 Program "Corpus - The SCP knowledge hub"
2014 Member of CASA - Club Alpbach South Tyrol
2014 Südstern - Southtyroleans in the world, Moderation Vienna
2015 Southtyrolean Art Association - Board of Advisers - Architecture
2015 - 2018 Member of the Impact Hub Vienna
2017 COST-Action 16114 "Restore" - MC Austria
2019 Cultural Advisory Council of the Government of South Tyrol


Calas, D., Wuttej, S. and Horvath, C. (2017). Schauplätze der Architektur in Südtirol. Wien: Folio Verlag.
Calas, D., Einem, C., Fischler, F., Sommer, M., Reisinger R. (2016). sta|d|ttwohnen meets #efa16. TU Wien: Fakultät für Architektur und Raumplanung.
Calas, D., Hohenbüchler, C. (2016). Leben in der Wand. TU Wien: Fakultät für Architektur und Raumplanung.
Calas, D., Stieldorf, K. (2016). Design for the Austrian Pavilion at the EXPO 2017 Astana. TU Wien: Fakultät für Architektur und Raumplanung.


Numerous national and international architecture competitions