The second-largest city in Austria, Graz is known for the many prestigious educational institutions present. Termed as the ‘Cultural Capital of Europe’ in 2003, the city’s historic centre ‘Altstadt’ is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city also holds the title ‘The City of culinary delights’ since 2008. The city’s rich history and the current populace are the key factors in understanding the architecture of the city. 

Re-thinking The Future is a global platform for architecture and design. RTF along with our authors has curated a list of top architecture firms in various cities across the globe. Please note that the names are arranged in alphabetical order and are not ranked in any manner.

Architektur Mikolasch | Architects in Graz

Scope of services: Interior Design, Architectural Design, Urban design
Types of Built Projects: commercial, hospitality, recreational, residential, education
Locations of Built Projects: Graz
Style of work: restaurants, retail, schools, offices, workshop spaces, factory design
Website: www.mikolasch-architektur.at/

The firm’s aim is to provide designs that awaken the soul and make an incentive for their customers and the local area. They believe they are issue solvers, and above all, talented audience members.

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Architektur Mikolasch – House Nacken ©https://www.mikolasch-architektur.at/projekte.php?id=mikolasch_061

Architektur Walter Kletzl

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: commercial, residential, urban planning, corporate
Locations of Built Projects: Graz
Style of work: single residences, villas, retail, multi-family residences, offices, public buildings
Website: www.walter-kletzl.at/ 

Honesty in design and innovation is the key feature of Architektur Walter Kletzl. A fresh look at existing cultures and patterns is part of the extensive process prior to designing.

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Architektur Walter Kletzl – Double Plaza ©https://www.walter-kletzl.at/double_plaza_sittingbourne.php

Architekt Kos

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: commercial, residential, civic, educational
Locations of Built Projects: Graz
Style of work: single residences, villas, retail, offices, community planning, schools
Website: architekt-kos.com/

They claim to be a people-driven firm designing with primarily the user in mind. Their designing process starts with extensive research on the users of the built space and thus revolve around the same.

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Architekt Kos – House E ©https://architekt-kos.com/2015/02/19/einfamilienwohnhaus/

Architekt Klaus Jaretzky 

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: residential
Locations of Built Projects: Graz
Style of work: single residences, villas
Website: www.domino-haus.at/

The firm believes design emerges from an intensive dialogue with the client, the site, the budget, and the program. The balance between these forces is the primary goal of their design process. Meeting client requirements is the true measure of their success is their belief.  

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Architekt Klaus Jaretzky – Project Bungalow ©http://www.domino-haus.at/sh_projects/bungalow/

Architekt Friedrich

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design, Landscape architecture
Types of Built Projects: commercial, residential, hospitality
Locations of Built Projects: Graz
Style of work: villas, retail, offices, restaurants, cafes
Website: www.architekt-friedrich.at/

The architecture of the firm stands out for its rigorous analysis of the client’s expectations and of the potential of the site. The expectations of the client of the project and the potential of the site are united as an individual entity. 

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Architekt Friedrich – House K ©http://www.architekt-friedrich.at/cms/index.php/lang-en/residential/wohnhaus-j.html

Architekt Orliczek 

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: commercial, residential, education, tourism, healthcare
Locations of Built Projects: Graz
Style of work: villas, retail, offices, schools, apartment, hospitals, tourist centres
Website: oa-zt.at/

The firm is fascinated by the idea of design and the architects of the firm have a methodical way of working that includes but Is not limited to client interaction, site analysis and an open dialogue in the design itself. 

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Architekt Orliczek – Villa Volosco ©https://oa-zt.at/wohnbau/villa-volosco

Architekt DI Petra Roth-Pracher

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design
Types of Built Projects: commercial, residential, corporate
Locations of Built Projects: Graz
Style of work: villas, retail, offices, apartment complexes
Website: www.p-roth.at/

The firm provides its expert services in the design and construction of apartment complexes and low-income housing complexes. The simplicity of design and maximum efficiency is the firm’s design approach to all their projects. 

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Architekt DI Petra Roth-Pracher – Schanzlwirt ©http://www.p-roth.at/schanzlwirt-graz/

Architektur Consult 

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design, Master planning
Types of Built Projects: commercial, residential, education, corporate, judicial
Locations of Built Projects: Many locations
Style of work: villas, retail, offices, apartment complexes, schools, prison layout, tourism
Website: www.archconsult.com/

The firm blends the age-old tradition of hand-sketching with the latest in construction technology of computer-aided designing techniques to achieve their goals. They design diverse projects keeping the user experience in mind. 

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Architektur Consult – Klagenfurt Prison ©https://www.archconsult.com/project/justizanstalt-klagenfurt/

Andreas Lechner

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design, Master planning
Types of Built Projects: commercial, residential, education, corporate, mixed-use
Locations of Built Projects: Many locations
Style of work: villas, retail, offices, apartment complexes, schools, high-rise
Website: www.andreaslechner.at/

The firm’s unique position as a collective with experts spanning the spectrum of the built environment gives them a special status and capability in the design world.  Research-based design is the firm’s strength. 

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Andreas Lechner Exurban Shop Building ©https://www.andreaslechner.at/en/Projects.html

Architekturburo Kampits   

Scope of services: Architectural design, Interior design, Master planning
Types of Built Projects: commercial, residential
Locations of Built Projects: Many locations
Style of work: villas, retail, offices, apartment complexes, single residences
Website: kampits.at/

They take pride in giving inventive and creative, yet viable answers for design challenges. They perceive that their Clients are the recipient of this creation and it is vital that their objectives and expectations are met with each venture.

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Architekturburo Kampits – Rosa and Heinrich ©https://kampits.at/projekt/rosa-und-heinrich/
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Anusha Kiran is an Architecture Student from Bangalore who frequently dances, seldom sketches, is always seen with a book in hand and terribly misses playing basketball.

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