Adjunct Assistant Professor


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. Museum and Institutions which have exhibited her work include the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (MET), Palais des Beau Arts in Brussels, Museum of Applied Arts MAK Vienna, Ars Electronica, the Art Institute of Chicago and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta 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. Most recently she 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. Since 2012 Julia has been a faculty member in the Architecture and Urban Design Department at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).  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.




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

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 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