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Dipl.-Ing. Petra GRUBER PEEK Projekt - Programm zur Entwicklung und Erschließung der Künste, FWF - Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien


1985-1986 Study pharmacy and botany at the University Vienna 1986 Start study architecture at the Vienna University of Technology since 1989 Collaboration with architecture offices: Rüdiger Lainer, Delugan-Meissl, Helmut Richter etc. 1995 founding of own office "hotpen" 1998-2006 Guest professorship for CAAD at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 1999 Diploma project Pomme d´Ivry, Institute for Building Technology and Design (with distinction) 2000 Collaboration with office Eichinger oder Knechtl EOK 2000-2008 University assistant at Department for Design and Building Construction, Vienna University of Technology since 2002 Teaching of bionik - natural constructions 1:1 Workshops in fabric and light construction, and biomimetic design programs 2005 Field trip to Nias, Indonesia, ongoing research project on vernacular architecture in Nias 2006 Study "Lunar Exploration Architecture - Deployable Structures for a Lunar Base" ESA Organisation of the symposium Traditional Architecture and Art in Nias, Indonesia Co-organisation and founding member of Austrian Bionik Kompetenznetz, Joanneum Research 2007 Research fellow at The Centre for Biomimetics in Reading, UK Founding Member of the society Bionik Austria (federal network of Bionik research and development) 2008 Dissertation Biomimetics in Architecture [Architekturbionik] - Architecture of Life and Buildings (with distinction) Participation in workshop Biomimicry Costa Rica Founding and coordination of TU BIONIK Center of Excellence Founding of transarch, office for biomimetics and transdisciplinary architecture 2009 Workshops and lectures in Biomimetics in Austria, Aserbaidschan and Saudi-Arabia Lectureship at Vienna University of Technology in vernacular architecture Lectureship at FH Villach in Bionics in Energy Systems Biomimetics Consultant of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology