Olaf Gipser (Prof. M.Arch. Dipl.Ing. Architect SBA, BNA) founded the office in 2005. Since 2022, he is Professor for the Architecture of Dwelling at the University of Innsbruck. Previously, Olaf held teaching positions at the postgraduate program of Delft University of Technology (The Berlage), the Berlage Institute (Rotterdam), the Royal Academy of Arts (London), the Academy of Architecture (Amsterdam), and the Bergen School of Architecture. He holds degrees in architecture from the ETH Zurich, the University of Stuttgart, and as Fulbright student from the University of California Los Angeles.

Simona Puglisi (M.Arch. Architect SBA) acts as partner with a focus on office development and design strategies. Her interest in the intersection between architecture and landscape is reflected in many of our projects. Simona is also a social connector, establishing collaborations with most diverse professionals and actors. Joining our studio in 2009, she graduated cum laude in architecture from University of Reggio Calabria with a focus on landscape architecture and acquired professional experience in the Netherlands at UNStudio, De Architekten Cie. and KCAP Architects & Planners.

Abdullah Zakrat (Ing.) is a highly skilled technical-architectural project leader and designer. He joined our office in 2017 and has since become pivotal in the drawing production of our projects across all levels of scale. Abdullah has two professional degrees from the Egypt American University, Cairo, and the Lebanese International University, Beirut.

Olaf Gipser Architects is looking for a talented Intern who has an affinity with Bio-based Building, Nature Inclusivity and Open Building. You will be fully involved in the development of the concept and representation of the projects in 2D and 3D. High level of representation is a high priority. Please send a motivation letter together with your CV and short portfolio of max 5 MB to job@olafgipser.com

Melvin Kleijn (MBO) is an experienced BIM-modeler and –manager who supports us on a structural basis with technical 3d-drawing. For our renovation project Skyport, Melvin has done the digital survey of the existing building. Next to working with us, Melvin maintains an independent position (www.mirome.nl).

Samuel Schmid is a bachelor graduated student from the University Innsbruck who has already gained several work experiences in Germany and in the Netherlands in the fields of architecture and art. Distinctive are his intellectual curiosity, his alert and swift grasp as well as original design skills both in terms of ideas and production. Samuel’s digital and analogue skills are very well developed and his mature interest in questions of architecture and urban planning transcends disciplinary boundaries.