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 together with Daniel Stockhammer the Advanced Studio Upcycling at the University of Liechtenstein. Additonally, she is responsible together with Clarissa Rhomberg and Daniel Haselsberger for the Module Pro Bono, and is co-project leader with Clarissa Rhomberg of the Erasmus+ Project "SEIAA – Social and Enviromental Impact Academy for Architects" – s project togehter with the Bergen School of Architecture (NO), Hasselt University (BE) and Royal Danish Academie Copenhagen (DK).


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.


Between 2011 and 2019, she was office manager of the architectural firm falkeis.architects in Vaduz, Liechtenstein and worked 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.