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Oswald Jenewein

Name

[Jenewein, Oswald]
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

Biography

Oswald Jenewein is an architectural designer, educator and researcher currently appointed as Visiting Assistant Professor in Architecture at the College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is also a Lecturer of Architecture at the Institute of Design, Department of Spatial Design at the University of Innsbruck. Oswald is working on the convergence of architecture and design of built landscapes, geopolitical territories and spatial regimes in context of Post-Oil Environments in the epoch of the Anthropocene.

​Oswald received his professional master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Innsbruck, where he currently works on his dissertation “Regimes of Space”. The work ties together the spatial regime of burning fossil fuels with a typological investigation of both architecture and the city, embedded into the geopolitical landscape of industrial cities along the coast of Texas. Methodologically, this topic is approached through a series of typological studies that aim to articulate a disciplinary response to Post-Oil Urban Landscapes in coastal areas. As a Marshall Plan Research Fellow, Oswald is investigating the physical repercussions of climate change and their impacts on the built environment along the Gulf of Mexico. The project focuses on industrial cities, that heavily rely on resource extraction, and the logistical processes of producing, refining and distributing oil and natural gas.

​As part of his pedagogical approach in educating students as responsible, global citizens and critical thinkers, Oswald is serving as Exchange Program Coordinator and Chair of the Study Abroad Committee at the College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs at UT Arlington. He is also the Second Year Studio Coordinator in the BSc. Program at the School of Architecture at UT Arlington, implementing Digital Methodologies of Design, Representation, and Fabrication. He teaches architecture design studios, courses in visual communication and architectural theory, spanning from the early stages of industrialization to speculative future scenarios.

Over the past years, Oswald won several research grants and exhibited in different venues in the United States and Europe including the Venice Biennale. He has organized lectures, panel discussions and exhibitions with internationally recognized architects like Aga Kahn Award Winner Marina Tabassum.

Professional Preparation

    • 2015 Master of Science in Architecture in (Architecture)University of Innsbruck, Austria, Europe
    • 2011 Bachelor of Science in Architecture in (Architecture)University of Innsbruck, Austria, Europe

Appointments

    • Mar 2017 to Present Lecturer of Architecture
      University of Innsbruck   Faculty of Architecture   Studio 2./Institut für Gestaltung - Institute of Design
    • Feb 2017 to Present Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture
      University of Texas at Arlingon   CAPPA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs
    • Aug 2015 to Jan 2017 Lecturer of Architecture
      University of Texas at Arlingon   CAPPA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs

Memberships

  • Membership
    • June 2018 to Present Design Forum Tirol
  • Member
    • Dec 2017 to Present Dallas Architecture Forum

Awards and Honors

    • Dec  2018 Marshall Plan Scholarship Award sponsored by Marshall Plan Foundation
      Achievements: Regimes of Space

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Dec 2018 to Present Marshall Plan Grant sponsored by  - $8600
    • May 2018 to July 2018 Project Funding "Seating Landscape" sponsored by  - $1200
    • Aug 2015 to Dec 2015 Scientific Research Abroad - Scholarship sponsored by  - $2600
    • Oct 2014 to Nov 2014 Scientific Research Abroad - Scholarship sponsored by  - $750
    • Aug 2012 to Dec 2012 Joint Study Scholarship sponsored by  - $1900

Other Research Activities

  • 2018
    • Workshop
      • Oct 2018 From Part to Whole

        Workshop \ College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs; UT Arlington

        One-Week Workshop for Architectural Engeneering Students introducing Digital Design and Fabrication 

        Instructor: Oswald Jenewein \ Participants: 22

  • 2017
    • Workshop
      • May 2017 Rome - Un Altro Modo: Space-defining Parameters in Pre-Oil Environments

        Workshop \ Rome, Italy 

        Instructor: Oswald Jenewein, Paticipants: 32

      • Sept 2017 Digital Morphogenesis

        Workshop \ College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs; UT Arlington

        One-Week Workshop introducing Digital Design and Fabrication 

        Instructor: Oswald Jenewein \ Participants: 18

  • 2016
    • Panel Moderator
      • June 2016 A Matter of Culture

        Lecture and Panel Discussion at the Institute of Design, University of Innsbruck

        Keynote: Marina Tabassum

        Panelists: Marina Tabassum, Stefano De Martino, Gabriela Seifert, Kanokwan Trakulyingcharoen 

        Moderator: Oswald Jenewein 

    • Workshop
      • Sept 2016 From Plane to Volume

        Workshop \ College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs; UT Arlington

        Instructors: Oswald Jenewein, Manuel Bonell, Silvano Patton \ Organized by Oswald Jenewein

      • Oct 2016 The Rhythm of Form

        Workshop \ College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs; UT Arlington

        Instructors: Oswald Jenewein, Lucas Hoops \ Organized by Oswald Jenewein

Exhibitions

  • 2018
    • June 2018 Manifestations of the (built) Environment

      Exhibition at WeiSraum Gallery in Innsbruck, Austria 

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • May 2018 Post-Oil Environments: Coastline Morphologies

      Exhibition at the Arlington Museum of Art

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • May 2018 Curator

      2018 CAPPA Spring Exhibition Architecture & Interior Design

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2017
    • July 2017 Spatial Tensions - Space-defining Parameters in Pre-Oil Environments

      Exhibition at WeiSraum Gallery in Innsbruck, Austria 

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Dec 2017 Curator

      2017 CAPPA Fall Exhibition - Architecture & Interior Design 

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • May 2017 Curator

      2017 CAPPA Spring Exhibition Architecture & Interior Design

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2016
    • Dec 2016 Curator

      2016 CAPPA Fall Exhibition - Architecture & Interior Design 

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Other Creative Activities

  • 2018
    • Graphic Design
      • Sept 2018 Graphic Design Sujet

        CAPPA Lecture Series AY 2017/2018 - Posters/Branding 


        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Panel Moderator
      • June 2018 Into the Wild

        Panel Discussion at the Institute of Design, University of Innsbruck

        Introduction: Oswald Jenewein 

        Panelists: Bradley Bell, Gabriela Seifert, Eric Sidoroff

        Moderator: Oswald Jenewein 


        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Guest Lecture
      • Mar 2018 A Matter of Exchange

        Public Lecture on the advantages of studying abroad in the contemporary discourse of architectural education at Innsbruck University 


        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2017
    • Graphic Design
      • Sept 2017 Graphic Design Sujet

        CAPPA Lecture Series AY 2018/2019 - Posters/Branding 


        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Guest Lecture
      • Mar 2017 A Matter of Exchange

        Public Lecture on the advantages of studying abroad in the contemporary discourse of architectural education at Innsbruck University 


        [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Courses

      • ARCH 2552-001 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING II

        This course includes lab and lecture components on design, architecture and theory. It is a foundation course investigating the principles of architecture and exploring the digital methodoligies of contemporary design. Students will be exposed to design concepts, methodologies and thinking to understand architecture as part of the cultural environment.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 5670-004 ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIO: Post-Oil Einvironments

        Fall 2018 is the fourth consecutive semester of the research-based design studio “Post-Oil Environments” focusing on projects along the Gulf Coast of the United States, Cuba and Mexico. The three countries are facing extreme weather patterns and share similar climate-based problems beyond current borders and political regimes. The Gulf is seen as common ground between the countries, as a natural resource that benefited settlements along its coast for centuries. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 3343-004 ARCHITECTURE COMPUTER GRAPHICS (DESIGN COMMUNICATION III)

        Design Communications 3 (Architecture Computer Graphics). This course will investigate the use of digital media in architecture as a tool to generate form beyond representation. This is a lecture course with lab components.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 3343-003 ARCHITECTURE COMPUTER GRAPHICS (DESIGN COMMUNICATION III)

        Design Communications 3 (Architecture Computer Graphics). This course will investigate the use of digital media in architecture as a tool to generate form beyond representation. This is a lecture course with lab components.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 2552-001 Design and Drawing

        ARCH 2552 is an introductory course to design and design drawing using two and three-dimensional studio assignments. Two and three-dimensional studio exercises develop a sensibility to design fundamentals and vocabulary. ARCH 2552 impresses an emphasis on typology, form, color, texture, and spatial determinants. The studio will include software Tutorials.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 3554-001 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE II

        The application of basic design principles/spatial concepts toward the synthesis of simple building types. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 2551-002 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING I

        An introduction to design, design drawing, and color theory utilizing lectures and studio
        exercises. Two- and three-dimensional studio exercises develop a sensibility to design fundamentals
        and vocabulary. Emphasis on form, color, texture, and spatial determinants.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 3553-004 Design Studio: Architecture I

        The application of basic design principles/spatial concepts toward the synthesis of simple building types. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 2552-005 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING II

        The application of basic design principles/spatial concepts toward the synthesis of simple building types.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 5670-005 ARCH 5670: ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIO

        ARCH 5670 Advanced Design Studio: Studio course emphasizing the analysis and design of building aggregations within the urban context, including but not limited to the following extract from the National Architectural Accrediting Board Conditions for Accreditation, Student Performance Criteria 2015.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 3553-002 DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE I

        The application of basic design principles/spatial concepts toward the synthesis of simple building types. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 2551-006 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING I

        An introduction to design, design drawing, and color theory utilizing lectures and studio exercises. Two- and three-dimensional studio exercises develop a sensibility to design fundamentals and vocabulary. Emphasis on form, color, texture, and spatial determinants. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 2303. Restricted to Architecture-intended and Interior Design-intended majors.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 2552-006 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING II

        ARCH 2552 is an introductory course to design and design drawing using two and three-dimensional studio assignments.  Two and three-dimensional studio exercises develop a sensibility to design fundamentals and vocabulary.  ARCH 2552 impresses an emphasis on typology, form, color, texture, and spatial determinants.  The studio will include software Tutorials.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • INTD 3322-001 INTERIOR MATERIALS II

        A course to build student understanding of interior construction. Distribution systems such as power, mechanical, and plumbing will be evaluated with respect to their contribution to a sustainable environment. Building codes affecting fire and life safety, and federal/state laws affecting accessibility will be introduced.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours2 Documents
      • ARCH 2551-006 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING I

        ARCH 2551 is an introductory course to design and design drawing using two and three-dimensional studio assignments.  Two and three-dimensional studio exercises develop a sensibility to design fundamentals and vocabulary.  ARCH 2551 impresses an emphasis on form, color, texture, and spatial determinants.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • ARCH 2551-007 BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING I

        ARCH 2551 is an introductory course to design and design drawing using two and three-dimensional studio assignments.  Two and three-dimensional studio exercises develop a sensibility to design fundamentals and vocabulary.  ARCH 2551 impresses an emphasis on form, color, texture, and spatial determinants.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours

Service to the Community

  • Volunteered
    • May 2018 to  June 2018 Workshop

      Design/Build Workshop for "SPACE Youth Center" in Innsbruck, Austria

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2017 to  Nov 2017 Lecture

      Organizing a Lecture of Aga-Khan Award Winner Marina Tabassum in colloboration with the Dallas Architecture Forum at the Magnolia Theatre in Dallas

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2015 to  Sept 2017 Committee Member

      Member of the Study Abroad Committee, College Level

    • Aug 2015 to  Present Committee Member

      Member of the Committee for Lectures, Events, Publications and Exhibitions - School of Architecture 

    • Aug 2016 to  Dec 2016 Subcommittee Member

      Member of the sub-committee for Accreditation 

    • Aug 2018 to  Present Committee Member

      Member of the Curriculum Committee, School of Architecture

    • Sept 2018 to  Present Committee Member

      Search-Committee Member, School of Architecture 

  • Elected
    • Sept 2017 to  Present Chair

      Chair of the Study Abroad Committee, College Level

  • Volunteered
    • Feb 2018 to  May 2018 Subcommittee Member

      Member of the sub-committee for Faculty Workload 

Other Administration Activities

  • 2018
    • Program Coordinator
      • June 2018 2018 Study Abroad Program: Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium

        Study Abroad Program, College of architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, UT Arlington 

  • 2015
    • Coordinator
      • Aug 2015 Exchange Program UT Arlington - LFU Innsbruck