Cornelia Faisst

Senior lecturer and co-academic Director at the University of Liechtenstein

Categories: Alumni, Central-Eastern Europe Region, Public sector

Cornelia is senior lecturer and co-academic director of the bachelor’s degree program in architecture at the University of Liechtenstein, curator, educated architect and qualified Master Builder. Currently, she teaches the advanced “Upcycling” project studio, and in addition with Daniel Haselsberger she leads the “Pro Bono” module at the University of Liechtenstein.

From 2013-2015 she coordinated two design workshops for the “Maasai Community Art Space” in Tanzania, in collaboration with UNESCO Dar es Salaam. For this project, she got awarded the Research Prize of the Principality of Liechtenstein in 2018. Cornelia received for her research project ”The Female Maasai Master Builder” the Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Project Grant from the Federal Chancellery Austria. And for the exhibition at the Frauenmuseum Hittisau the MAECENAS Ö1 audience prize 2018.

Cornelia was co-leader of the Erasmus+ project “Society in motion” together with Clarissa Rhomberg, a three years summer workshop series together with students and researchers from Bergen School of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna and the University of Liechtenstein.

Currently she leads the Erasmus+ project “Social and Environmental Impact Academy for Architects” a workshop series with Bergen School of Architecture, Norway, Danish Royal Academy, Denmark and Hasselt University, Belgium. From 2011-2019, she was office manager of the architectural firm falkeis.architects in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.

Previously, she worked for Span Architects, Vienna on the Austrian Pavilion for the EXPO in Shanghai and at the City Centre Project, Las Vegas, for Graft LLC in Los Angeles.

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