EN – Architekt Mag.Arch. Martin Oberascher

Martin Oberascher

  • Licensed architect. Born in 1975, lives and works in Salzburg.
  • Starting from 1994, Martin studied architecture at TU in Vienna, McGill University in Montreal and earned his doctorate from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (Studio Wolf Prix) in 2003. Furthermore, Martin studied sculpting at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (studio Heimo Zobernig).
  • From 2003 to 2008, he was a project and design architect for Coop Himmelblau in Vienna. He was part of the core design team and contributed substantially to a number of projects, such as the Busan Cinema Center in South Korea.
  • In 2007, he co-founded the architectural research group soma-architecture with partners (Kristina Schinegger, Stefan Rutzinger and Günther Weber) and served as its executive architect.
  • In 2017, he separated the office in Vienna from the partner office in Salzburg and has been acting as the head of the now independent firm in Salzburg since. This firm acts as the legal successor to soma ZT GmbH and is his main professional venture.
  • In 2009, he won the Salzburg Award in sculpting for his installation at the Georg Trakl house. He was also awarded an honorary mention in architecture in 2012, for the Bauakademie Salzburg project.
  • From 2009 until 2012, Martin taught at the Institute of Space & Design Strategies at Kunst-Universität Linz.

Furthermore, Martin is a member of the board of the Architects’ and Engineering Consultants’ Chamber for Salzburg and Upper Austria. Serving in this position, he was elected head of the committee for architectural competitions and allocation in 2017.

Moreover, Martin is a member of the committee for architecture of the State of Salzburg.