Faculty: Markus Berger

Biography

Markus Berger is a co-founder of the Int|AR Journal and assistant professor in the Department of Interior Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. He holds an MArch (Diplomingenieur für Architektur) from the Technische Universität Wien, Austria, and is a registered architect (SBA) in the Netherlands. Prior to coming to the US, Berger worked as a designer in Austria, New Delhi, India and New York. He taught in an art and architecture school in Karachi, Pakistan, where he also collaborated and exhibited as an artist. Berger then became a project architect and designer for UNSTUDIO in Amsterdam and worked on several international projects. He currently heads a design firm in Providence, IO Design Inc., which maintains an innovative practice with a focus on designing space where traditional boundaries between the inside and the outside are broken down and transformed, drawing nature, art and spirituality into spatial design.

Academic Research/Areas of Interest

  • Space and place
  • Adaptive reuse
  • Nature as designer (bionik + biomimesis)
  • Solar design
  • Relationships between science, nature, art and architecture
  • Int/AR -Interventions and Adaptive
  • 'The Spirit of Umbau,’ … on sustainability in Interior Architecture
  • An Integrated Approach to Passive Solar Design

Markus Berger

Markus Berger

Assistant Professor
mberger@risd.edu
401-454-6288

  • DIPA, Technische Universitat Wien

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Courses
  • LDAR-22ST
    ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIO ELECTIVE
  • INTAR-23ST
    ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIOS
  • INTAR-2398
    DESIGN THESIS
  • INTAR-2361
    PRINCIPLES OF ADAPTIVE REUSE

Links
Interior Architecture Foreground Image 1
Sophia Lo, BFA 02, New Media Center