[Short Resume]
Gabu Heindl is an architect, urban planner and activist in Vienna. As professor at the faculty of architecture she is heading the design and research department ARCHITECTURE CITIES ECONOMIES | Building Economy and Project Development at the University of Kassel.
Her office GABU Heindl Architecture focuses on public space, public buildings, common-ownership and non-market housing as well as collaborations in the fields of history politics and critical artistic practice. From 2013 to 2017 she was chair of the ÖGFA – Austrian Society for Architecture.
Gabu has obtained a doctorate in Vienna and studied architecture in Vienna, Tokyo and Princeton. From 2018 to 2021 she was Visiting Professor at Sheffield University with a research focus on Urban Commons and subsequently Professor of Urban Design at TH Nuremberg. 2019-2023 she was Unit Master at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London.
Gabu lectures frequently and has published numerous articles and books including the co-editing of Building Critique, Architecture and its Discontents, Spector Books 2019 and the monograph Stadtkonflikte. Radikale Demokratie in Architektur und Stadtplanung, Mandelbaum 2020 (2022 3rd edition).
Gabu Heindl, Prof. PhD
Architect, urbanist, teacher, activist and civil engineer

Since 2007 director of GABU Heindl Architektur in Vienna, which specializes in the realization of public, cultural and social buildings, urban planning as well as research and publications on planning policy and public space.

Since 2022 Professor of ARCHITECTURE CITIES ECONOMIES, University of Kassel
2019-2023 Diploma Unit Master at AA, Architectural Association London
2021-2022 Professor of Urban Design at NIT | Nuremberg Institute of Technology
2018-2021 Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield
2007-2021 Teaching at the Institute for Art and Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
2004-2007 Assistant Professor at TU Graz
2002-2004 Teaching master studio at TU Delft and a masterclass at Berlage Institute in Rotterdam
2001-2003 Design architect, de Architekten Cie., Amsterdam and Diller+Scofidio, New York

2018-2020 Member of advisory board for architecture, City of Wels
Since 2017 Board member of Wienwoche – Vienna Festival for Art and Activism
2013-2017 President of ÖGFA – Austrian Society for Architecture
2011-2015 Member of Advisory board, of Federal Real-Estate Property company
2011-2013 Member of advisory board for architecture, City of Linz
2008-2013 Board member of ÖGFA, Austrian Society for Architecture
2005-2006: Board member of HDA|Haus der Architektur Graz

Academic Studies
Doctor of Philosophy, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Architecture studies at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Exchange studies at Geidai Universityat Tokyo, Japan
Fulbright Scholar | Postgraduate Studies od Master of Architecture and Urban Design at Princeton University, USA

Stadtkonflikte. Radikale Demokratie in Architektur und Stadtplanung, Gabu Heindl, Wien: Mandelbaum, 2020 (3rd edition, 2022)
Gerechte Stadt muss sein! Studie zur Bestandsanalyse und Zukunftsorientierung einer gerecht(er)en Stadtplanung mit Schwerpunkt Wien, AK WIEN Stadtpunkte 42, 2022
Building Critique. Architecture and its Discontents, Gabu Heindl, Michael Klein, Christina Linortner (Eds.), Leipzig: Spector Books, 2019
Spielräume | free play, Exhibition Reader, Graz: HDA Verlag, 2015
Das Geschäft mit der Stadt, Umbau 28, Österreichische Gesellschaft für Architektur (Ed.), Basel: Birkhäuser, 2015
Just Architecture!, Guest editor of ERA21. 2012 #1, Prag 2012
Position Everyday. Architecture in the context of everyday life, Gabu Heindl, Markus Bogensberger (Eds.), Graz: HDA Verlag, 2009
Five Platforms, Five Ecologies, Review VI, Eds. Institute for Art and Architecture, Salzburg: Verlag Anton Pustet, 2008
Arbeit Zeit Raum. Bilder und Bauten der Arbeit im Postfordismus, Gabu Heindl (Ed.), Wien: turia+kant, 2008

For more publications in books, magazines, newspapers, see:
Publication | gabuheindl.at

(c) Katharina Gossow
(c) Katharina Gossow