Axel Schmitzberger, D.I.
B.Arch., M.Arch., TU Vienna, Austria
Email: schmitzberge (at) cpp (dot) edu
Axel Schmitzberger received his architectural master degree from the Technical University Vienna, Austria. He has worked at various award-winning architectural design offices on internationally recognized projects. Prior to his engagement at Cal Poly Pomona he taught at Techno-Z Fachhochschule Salzburg, Otis College of Design and Art Center College of Design, which add up to over 10 years of teaching experience. He is a member of the Academic Senate, Scholarship Committees of the Department of Architecture and has Chaired External Communication in the past.
Associate Professor Schmitzberger teaches graduate and undergraduate design studios, Interdisciplinary studios with the Department of Engineering, and a digital tools elective. Since 2004 he has hosted over 100 local and international guest lecturers in the quarterly Department lecture series. He has been an invited guest critic at U-Penn, Pratt Institute, UCLA, Sci-Arc, USC, Woodbury University, Art Center College of Design Pasadena, Otis School of Design, and at Pasadena City College. He has taught and lectured internationally and his work has been featured in various exhibitions, periodicals and books. In addition to his academic pursuits he is currently partner in the design build practice domaen, inc., exploring contemporary built architecture at all scales. In 2009 his firm hostcell transformed into the graphic design enterprise “starfish-prime’ as a collaboration in contemporary graphic design with partner Ice Lee.