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Julia Koerner

Assistant Adjunct Professor and Director, Summer Programs

Julia Koerner is an award-winning Austrian designer working at the convergence of architecture, product and fashion design. She is internationally recognised for design innovation in 3D-Printing, Julia's work stands out at the top of these disciplines. Her designs have been featured in the National Geographic Magazine, VICE, WIRED and the New York Times among other publications. Museums and Institutions which have exhibited her work include the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (MET), the Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Museum of Applied Arts MAK Vienna, Ars Electronica, among others. The constantly intriguing aspect of Julia’s work is its embodiment of a beautiful organic aesthetic.

Julia is founder of JK Design GmbH, specialising in digital design for 3D-Printing. In 2015, Julia launched an entirely 3D-Printed ready-to-wear collection entitled ‘Sporophyte’. Her collaborations involved 3D-Printed fashion pieces developed with Haute Couture Houses for Paris Fashion week and 3D printed costumes for Hollywood entertainment productions such as Marvel’s Black Panther in collaboration with Ruth Carter which recently won an Oscar for Best Costume Design. She further recently collaborated with Swarovski on a showpiece which displays Swarovski’s continued strive for innovation and the early developments of 3D-printing technology with glass.

Born in Salzburg, Austria, Julia received master degrees in Architecture from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna 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 has been a faculty member at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design since 2012. She previously held academic appointments at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Lund University in Sweden and the Architectural Association Visiting Schools in France and Jordan.

Related topics
Technology, Material Assembly
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  • JK Design GmbH
  • Education
    MSc. Emtech, Architectural Association, London, UK
    Mag.Arch, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
    2021 Recipient Red Dot Design Award
    2020 Recipient World Omosiroi Award, Osaka Knowledge Capital, Japan
    2020 Finalist US-A-Biz Award, Austrian Trade Commision Los Angeles, USA
    2019 Recipient Re-Fream, European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, Austria
    2018 Finalist, World Technology Award in Design category, World Technology Network, New York City, USA
    2018 Recipient, 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 Cambridge
    2010 TISCHE Scholarship, BMUKK-Austrian Federal Ministry of Culture and Arts
    2003 Scholarship International Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria
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