Architecture & Communication is the name of the practice Dustin A. Tusnovics opened in Vienna in 1996 after completing his degree at IUAV Venice/Italy (Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia). He has working experience from Trieste, Vienna, Paris, Zurich, Geneva and Regensburg and was Assistant to Prof. Hans Hollein for the 1996 Architectural Biennale in Venice. In 2003 Tusnovics finished his PhD (Dr.techn.) at Vienna Technical University with his dissertation ‘Methodology for the development of a new cultural environment for contemporary Work-Scape, the Integrated Office Strategy I.O.S.’ His research on design processes and the engagement in various fields of the built environment, from sustainability and design issues to purely technical aspects can be seen in the variety of projects realised in Austria, Germany and Italy. From 2004-08 Tusnovics was Head of the degree course Timber Construction and Design at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences where he developed the new project based interdisciplinary curriculum focussing on ‘sustainability’ (ecological, economical, social and cultural) as well as innovative timber constructions and designs. His engagement in a transdisciplinary discourse on sustainable architecture has resulted in the realisation of community based poverty relief projects in South Africa, implementing sustainability and meliorating the process of designing projects within the needy communities. Tusnovics is currently running one of the GifA Design Masterclasses, the Alexandra Cognitive Mapping, is working as a consultant to the Austrian timber industry. He has been a visiting Professor at the Technical University in Vienna/Austria, at IUAV in Venice/Italy, at UNITS in Trieste/Italy and at POLIS University in Tirana/Albania where he taught design theory and technical matters, lectures frequently at the various architectural events, writes on architecture in a series of European magazines and books. His work and writing have been published in international magazines and books, including the Architektur und Bauforum, the Atlas of Officebuildings and Domus magazine.

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