Wolfgang Ruthensteiner founded hochform. Architekten in 2015, together with Thomas Schwed and Markus Klausecker. He is project manager of the lead design team of the currently most prominent hochform. project “Heumarkt Neu, Hotel InterContinental, WEV”. As CFO and IT director of hochform., he looks after finances, contracts, project-controlling and internal organization.
Before that, since 2003 he was an employee at Architektur Consult (Domenig, Eisenköck, Peyker), mostly active in big project cooperations, until 2012 at the atelier of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU. After cooperation at “BMW Welt, München”, from 2005 he was functioning as logistics manager of the four-member planning team for the “New European Central Bank, Frankfurt” and “Fischapark, Wiener Neustadt”, and was responsible for project development and user coordination for the project “University of Applied Arts, Vienna” by Wolfgang Tschapeller.
From 1997 to 2003, he was part of multiple successful competitions by the Upper Austrian architects Luger & Maul, i.a. “Parish St. Franzsikus, Wels”, “Kitzmantel Areal, Vorchendorf”, and “Urban development concept Grein an der Donau”.
In 2002, Heidulf Gerngross showed Wolfgang’s project “Floating Congress Hotel” at the Biennale di Venezia.