Studio Emmerer is an architectural practice based in Graz. With an interdisciplinary approach to design and research, the studio realises projects in a variety of themes and scales. The output covers public buildings such as museums, office and laboratory buildings as well as special residential buildings and public space.

Arch. Dipl.-Ing Dr.techn. Martin Emmerer

Martin Emmerer is an Austrian architect. The new southern wing of the castle museum in Linz can be named one of his most recognised realised buildings. He holds a doctorate degree in technical science, is visiting lecturer and guest critic at different Universities. After co-directing the architecture firm Hope of Glory aka HoG for 15 years he is now practising under the name Studio Emmerer, which sees itself as a collaborative practice that seeks proximity to a wide range of disciplines.

Studio Emmerer follows a clear systemic approach that continues from the design to the detailed planning. "We are developing narratives and spatial principles of order and apply them to the concrete site, then we intently observe what emerges, sometimes we intervene and change or break the rules." In this way, generic thinking enters into a dialog with personal statement, poetry and aesthetics. Studio Emmerer believes in relevance over niceness or passing fads. Therefore, its architecture is clear, radical, and sustainable.

Martin Emmerer's passion for architecture is attended by his expertise in computer aided architectural design and programming. Since 2010 he leads the development of Archilles Pro, a lean AI-driven design tool for architects. Studio Emmerer uses Archilles Pro in all of its design projects and constantly creates concepts for innovative new features that are implemented and tested subsequently.


  • 1976
    born in Graz, Austrian Nationality


  • 2020 -
    Studio Emmerer ZT GmbH
  • 2015 -
    Archilles Software
  • 2006 - 2020
    Founding member, CEO of Hope of Glory aka HoG architektur
  • 2006 -
    Lecturer, University of Technology Graz
  • 2000
    Erscheinungsbild Visualization


  • 2015
    Doctorate degree in technical sciences, University of Technology Graz
  • 2010
    State-authorized civil engineer
  • 2006
    Diploma in architecture, University of Technology Graz
  • 1995
    Matura (Modern Languages and Latin), Gymnasium Sacré Coeur Graz

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