Arch. DI Roland Wehinger

Team | Executive Board Member | Partner

Since 1998 I have been privileged to be part of the team here at HK Architekten. For me it has been the people I have worked with along my journey into architecture, the relationships we have created and the enjoyment of collaboration. The germination of an idea and its manifestation in design and then realisation in a building will always be fascinating as a process to me.

“One of my most memorable building projects in my career was the community centre in Ludesch. It was the first timber Passive House building of my career and the first-time community engagement on this scale influenced the entire process and final design.”

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Roland Wehinger was born in Lustenau in 1967. As the son of a master builder, he became interested in his father’s work from an early age. Even as an elementary school pupil, he looked over his shoulder and made models according to his building plans. As he had been interested in planning and building since his childhood, his parents encouraged him in his choice of profession and supported his attendance at the HTL Rankweil to study  structural engineering.

After successfully passing his exams in 1987, he went on to study architecture at the Technical University of Innsbruck. He left the Technical University of Innsbruck with his diploma three years later. He has been working for Hermann Kaufmann since 1998, first as a as a project architect, then in the commercial management and he became a partner in January 2018.

What interest him most about his profession are the working process and the cooperation with the different personalities who accompany and shape it. He always finds it impressive how ideas and thoughts develop into a design project, which is then developed and realised in collaboration with the clients, the authorities, the craftspeople and the architects.

One of the most memorable building projects of his career was the new community centre in Ludesch. In his career as an architect, it was the first project to be designed as a passive building with sustainability criteria as a passive house in timber construction. The involvement of the population of the municipal and the political process was particularly exciting.