Cornelia Faißt


Master Builder



Cornelia Faisst, Bmst. Mag. arch. (* 1979), studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, with Prof. Greg Lynn and Prof. Hans Hollein. Furthermore, she studied at the Fachhochschule Liechtenstein and at the KTH Stockholm, Sweden.


In February 2016 she was appointed as senior lecturer at the University of Liechtenstein. Currently she teaches 3D Modeling, architectural rendering and visualization at the University of Liechtenstein. Additionally, she is responsible for the module group 'Representation, Mediation and Production' at the Bachelor's degree programme in architecture.


Between 2014 and 2015 Cornelia coordinated two design workshops for the 'Maasai Community Art Space' in Tanzania, in collaboration with UNESCO Dar es Salaam.


For her research project 'The Female Maasai Master Builder' she received the 'Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Project Grant' from the Federal Chancellery Austria, and curated the exhibition 'Massai Women Master Builders from Ololosokwan' at the Frauenmuseum Hittisau in 2016/17.


Since 2011, she is office manager of the architectural firm falkeis.architects in Vaduz, Liechtenstein and works on the 'active energy building' project. Previously, she worked for Span Architects, Vienna on the Austrian Pavilion for the EXPO 2010 in Shanghai and at the City Centre Project, Las Vegas, for Graft LLC in Los Angeles.

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