TEAM
Jose Carlos Lopez Cervantes
University Assistant
is a licensed architect and member of the Spanish Official Chamber of Architects of Almeria currently working and teaching in Vienna and Innsbruck.
He received his master's degree in Architecture at the University of Granada, Spain. He holds a Master of Science MSc from the Urban Strategies Postgraduate Program "Excessive" at The University of Applied Arts Vienna. Jose is currently a PhD candidate of Teaching and Research Associate at the Institute of Urban Design, University of Innsbruck.He has been teaching at the Postgraduate Program of the University of Applied Arts Vienna (2010-2015), the Institute for Advance Architecture of Catalonia (Iaac) (Spain), the School of Architecture Technological University (LTH) Lund (Sweden), the University of Granada (Spain), and the Städelschule Architecture Class (SAC) (Frankfurt).
Jose has been a Project Architect at Coop Himmelblau and is co-founder of Atelier Soqotra. His work has been exhibited at the Neue Galerie at the Joanneum museum (Graz 2011), the Austrian Pavilion at Venice Biennale (Venice 2010) and the Official Chamber of Architects (Granada 2006).
He has been a teaching member of Studio Hani Rashid since 2016.



Sophie Grell
University Assitant
is a licensed architect and member of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Architects and Engineers, currently working and teaching in Vienna.
Sophie studied art history at the University of Vienna and architecture at UCLA, Los Angeles and the University for Applied Arts (Masterclass Wolf D Prix), where in 2006, she received her master's degree, with distinction, in architecture (Mag. arch). She gained professional experience working for CoopHimmelb(l)au in Vienna, Los Angeles and Mexico, being the Chief Designer for numerous projects. She was also cofounder and chief editor of the Prinz Eisenbeton Magazine (2005 - 2011). Her work has been shown in various locations such as the Architectural Biennale in Venice, Kunsthaus Mürzzuschlag and the Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin.
She is working on research projects in the field of architectural theory, science and design.
Sophie is a member of the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and has taught in the studios of Wolf Prix (2006-2011) and Hani Rashid (since 2011).


Eldine Heep
University Assistant
is a licensed architect and member of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Architects and Engineers, currently working and teaching in Vienna.
She studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Studio Farshid Moussavi) and the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Studio Zaha Hadid) where she received her master's degree in architecture (Mag. arch) with distinction in 2007. She was awarded the MAK-Schindler residency scholarship in Los Angeles and her work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions. She gained professional experience working as a design architect at Labvert in Vienna and as project architect and associate at Spark Architects in Beijing, China, where she worked on the design and execution of projects in Asia.
She is working on independent projects at the intersection of architecture, design and art.
Eldine has been a member of the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna since fall 2015, teaching in the studio of Hani Rashid.

Sophie Luger
University Assistant
is a licensed architect and member of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Architects and Engineers, currently working and teaching in Vienna.
She studied at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture in London and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where she received her master's degree (Mag. arch) in architecture (Studio Zaha Hadid) in 2006. She obtained a grant from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture and worked as a design architect at Asymptote Architecture New York, Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH and CAP Vienna, among others.
Her work ranges from large-scale interventions to exhibition design and projects with a particular focus on sound behavior. She gained a further academic qualification in acoustic building and sound performance in 2018 and continues to research in that field.
Sophie has been a teaching member of Studio Hani Rashid since 2011.

Lenia Mascha
University Assistant
is an architect currently working and teaching in Vienna. She studied architecture at the TU-Berlin and the Aristotle University Thessaloniki, where she received her master's degree in Architecture (MArch) with distinction in 2011; as well as at the University of Applied Arts Vienna where she received a master of science (MSc) in Urban Strategies, graduating with distinction from the postgraduate studio Excessive in 2014. Lenia has worked as a design architect at offices including CAP Vienna, and since 2015 she has been project architect at Berger+Parkkinen Architekten, working on the building design of cultural and public projects and implementing advanced computational strategies from design to execution. She is founder of LNMSCH, her ongoing research practice on digital composition and production within architecture, design and the plastic arts. Her work has been exhibited in Künstlerhaus Vienna, Hinterland Gallery Vienna, the Experimental Architecture Biennial Prague, and Benaki Museum in Athens among other institutions. Lenia has been Teaching and Research Associate at the Institute of Urban Design at the University of Innsbruck (2016-2017), University Assistant at the Institute of Architecture (IoA) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (2017-2018), and co-directed the IoA Travelling Workshop at the Aristotle University Thessaloniki (2018). Since 2017, she has been a member of the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, teaching at Studio Hani Rashid.
Andrea Tenpenny
Administrator
has over 22 years of national and international work experience in the Fashion Industry.
She worked as a booking agent for some of the world's leading Modeling Agencies in Vienna, New York City and Miami, as she lived in the U.S.A. for 11 years until she returned to Austria in 2009.
Since 2013 she has been Administrator at Studio Hani Rashid, responsible for organisational matters, as well as public relations and events.