Herwig Baumgartner, an Austrian native, is a licensed architect and principal/co-founder of Los Angeles based Architecture firm Baumgartner +Uriu (B+U). He received his diploma in Music and New Media from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and his M.Arch from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Baumgartner has lectured and conducted workshops nationally and internationally and is a professor teaching design and applied studies classes at SCI-ARC where he is also the applied studies coordinator. Most recently, he represented SCI-Arc at one of the leading symposiums on recent developments in architectural geometry and computation at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His work was recently exhibited at the FRAC center in Orleans, France; the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France; the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, California; and the 12th Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy. Two monographs have been published on Baumgartner+ Uriu’s work. Their work has also been widely published and discussed in books, magazines and newspapers. His firm was recently awarded with the Maxine Frankel Award for design research, the AIA national award for emerging professionals, the A+Award for sustainability, the Graham Grant for advanced studies in the fine arts and the COLA fellowship from the City of Los Angeles- Department of Cultural Affairs.