Assistant Adjunct Professor


Julia Körner is an award-winning designer working at the convergence of architecture, product and fashion design - specializing in additive manufacturing and robotic technology.  Recognized today at the forefront of 3D printed innovative designs, Julia's work stands out at the top of these disciplines. Her work has been featured in the National Geographic Magazine, the Venice Biennale, Paris Haute Couture including the FRAC Centre in Orleans, the Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York among others. The constant intriguing aspect of Julia’s work is the embodiment of a beautiful organic aesthetic.

Born in Salzburg, Austria; Julia received master degrees in Architecture from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (with distinction) and the Architectural Association in London. She is currently based between Los Angeles and Salzburg and has previously practiced in London and New York.

Julia is founder of JK Design GmbH, specializing in digital design for 3D-Printing. Her recent collaborations involved 3D-Printed fashion pieces developed with Haute Couture Houses for Paris Fashion week and for 3D printed fashion designs for Hollywood entertainment productions. Her most recent collaboration includes the original design for 3D printed fashions with costume desiger Ruth Carter for Marvel's Black Panter movie.  In 2015, Julia launched an entirely 3D-Printed ready-to-wear collection entitled ‘ ​S porophyte’.

Since 2012 Julia has been on the faculty in the Architecture and Urban Design Department at the University of California in Los Angeles.  She has held previous academic appointments at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Lund University in Sweden and the Architectural Association Visiting School in France and Jordan.



Photo credits:

#001 #002 #003
in collaboration with Marie Boltenstern and Kais Al-Rawi
Photographs: ©AIAILA – Ryan Gobuty

ARCHILAB_FRAC CENTRE_Naturalizing Architecture exhibition 2013:
in collaboration with Iris Van Herpen and Materialise
#004 Photographs: ©Kleinefenn

#005 #006
in collaboration with Iris Van Herpen and Materialise
#005 Photographs backstage: Morgan O’Donovan 
#006 Photographs front stage: Michel Zoeter

in collaboration with Marie Boltenstern and Kais Al-Rawi
#007 Photographs: ©Julia Koerner

in collaboration with Iris Van Herpen and Materialise
#008 Photographs backstage: Boy Kortekaas
#009 Photographs frontstage: Michel Zoeter

Black Panther 2018
Photography Marvel / Disney
3D printed costumes ​in collaboration with ​Costume Designer​ Ruth Carter



MSc. Emtech, Architectural Association, London, UK

Mag.Arch. University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria


Julia Koerner


2018 nominated for WIKARUS ​ AWARD
Economic Chamber, Salzburg, Austria

2015 Recipient, Los Angeles AIA LA Design Merit Award
for 2x8 Evolve - Cellular Complexity

2014 Recipient, Global 3D Printshow Award “Rising Star”, London, UK

2014 Winner 2x8 AIA/LA, A+D Museum, Los Angeles

2013 TEXFAB Skin Finalist, Acadia Conference, Toronto, Canada

2012 Architektur-Preis Land-Salzburg Scholarship, Austria

2010 MAK Schindler Scholarship, architect in residence program, Los Angeles

2010 nominated for Archiprix International Hunter Douglas Award, MIT Camebridge

2010 TISCHE Scholarship, BMUKK-Austrian Federal Ministry of Culture and Arts

2003 Scholarship International Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria