StudioOkular Office Vienna
Studio Okular Vienna

STUDIO OKULAR was founded in 2014. In collaboration with architects, light companies and artists STUDIO OKULAR develops and realizes holistic light concepts. Previous clients and cooperation partners include: Museum für angewandte Kunst (MAK), Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna, MuseumsQuartier Errichtungs- und BetriebsgesmbH, Büro Bauer, Kiteo, Lumitech, Studio GA, Wolf Reicht Architects, PASCH, Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Angewandte Innovation Lab (AIL), Landesmuseum Innsbruck, Schiene OÖ GmbH, Gemeinde Baden bei Wien, OPU Architekten, Mair Paar Büro für Architektur, Core Studio, Obenauf, Silberpfeil Architekten

Andrea Graser
Andrea Graser (foto © christian dusek)

ANDREA GRASER (Mag. arch. Dr. techn.) is CEO and Design Principal of STUDIO OKULAR. She was born 1976 in Tyrol, Austria and studied architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London and in the studios of Hans Hollein and Wolf D.Prix at the University of applied Arts in Vienna. After her graduation in 2002 Andrea joined Coop Himmelb(l)au, and worked there as Design and Project Architect.

In 2014 Andrea Graser founded the architectural office STUDIO OKULAR.

She founded and led the research project “White Cube Teleporter/ arts-based light analysis of art studios and exhibition spaces” as part of her PhD at the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.

Curriculum Vitae  Mag. arch. Dr. techn. Andrea Graser
Aug 2014                            Foundation of STUDIO OKULAR

Sept 2016 – Sept 2021     PhD Program, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, IoA Univ. Prof. Dr. Klaus Bollinger

Aug 2011 – July 2013    Head of Research and Development Department at Coop Himmelb(l)au,Vienna

Dec 2007 – July 2011    Project Partner at Coop Himmelb(l)au, Vienna

Feb 2009 – July 2013    Project Architect at Atelier Friedrich Biedermann, Vienna

Feb 2002 – Nov 2007    Design Architect at Coop Himmelb(l)au, Vienna

since July 2015        Member of Austrian Association of Consulting Engineers Fachverband Ingenieurbüros

since July 2013        Member of the Austrian Chamber of Architects and Chartered Engineering Consultants

Jan 2002                   Master Degree in Architecture (Diplom) University of Applied Arts Vienna, Studio Wolf D. Prix

Lecture/ Presentations


Book presentation: Light up – The Potential of Light in Museum Architecture (Autor: Andrea Graser); panel discussion together with the artist Friedrich Biedermann and Rektor Gerald Bast @AIL, Postsparkasse, Vienna

Time Space Existence – group exhibition at Biennale Venice in collaboration with Künstlerhaus Vienna

Ontology of Light – Lecture @ Univerity of applied Arts, Vienna

Ontology of Light – Lecture @ Die Presse Designmesse, Vienna

DRAFT 2.0, Künstlerhaus Factory, Vienna

Mai 2018
Light as Matter; lecture for Institute Industrial Design 1 @ AIL Angewandten Innovation Lab, Vienna
Activity: speaker

April 2018
five artists five museum – an exhibition as part of research project @ AIL Angewandten Innovation Lab, Vienna
Activity: presentations/ curator

Dez 2017
one artist two white cubes five museum – an exhibition as part of research project @ IoA, University of applied Arts, Vienna
Activity: presentations/ curator

Sept 2016
Light Path (art event)mobile art installation 2nd Tour 2: Zurich, Budapest, Munich
Activity: presentations

April 2016
Light Path (art event)
mobile art installation; 1st Tour Start Light festival  “Luminale”, Frankfurt
Graser A., Biedermann F.  (Lecturer)
Activity: talks and presentations

April 2016
Paradigma (presentation)Light Wall Product design for Lumitech Light and Building, Frankfurt
Activity: presentations

January 2015
Coding Light Density (lecture)conference “computational design culture”, MECS Institute for Advanced Study on Media Cultures of Computer Simulation, Leuphana University Lüneburg
Graser A. (Lecturer)
Activity: conference and speaker



Graser, A., Biedermann, F. (2023) Licht als geistiger Stoff Stayinart, Edition Light – Darkness 4.23, stayinart Verlagsgesellschaft mbH pp. 56 – 62

Graser, A. (2023) Light Up – The Potential of Light in Museum Architecture, Edition Angewandte, Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH, Basel, 2023

Pelowski, M., Graser, A., Specker, E., Forster, M., von Hinüber, J., and Leder, H., (2019). Does Gallery Lighting Really Have an Impact on Appreciation of Art? An Ecologically Valid Study of Lighting Changes and the Assessment and Emotional Experience With Representational and Abstract Paintings, Frontiers in Psychology, Volume 10, Article 2148

Graphical Light Analysis
Graser A.,2017 Friedrich Biedermann 03 (Publisher) Vienna: Atelier Biedermann Associate Editor: Axel Stockburger, Barbara Pflanzer, Christa Benzer, Fridrich Biedermann

Andrea Graser: Architektur aus Licht
Graser, A., Hötzl M., Ausgabe Architektur und Bauforum 04April16 (Publisher) p.4-5 Vienna, Österreichischer Wirtschaftsverlag

Vernetztes Licht ist mehr als eine kurze Euphorie
Graser, A., 2016 Magazin Luxlumia Nr 15 (Publisher) Lachen Swiss, luxlumina Verlag p. 79

Von der Sonne inspiriert Licht neu zu denken 2016, 100 österreichische Häuser, Manuel Hötzl (Publisher) Ammerndorf Germany 100 Medien GmbH p.196

Unter und über dem Horizont – „Vibe“ holt die Sonne ins Haus
Graser, A., (2016) Magazin Licht Ausgabe 6/2016 (Publisher) Richard Pflaum Verlag, ,Germany p.60-61

Graser, A., (2016) Cityshape, Studio Prix: University of Applied Arts Vienna 1990-2011 Edition Angewandte, Birkhäuser Basel (Publisher) Vienna, Institut für Architektur, Klaus Bollinger, Roswitha Janowski-Fritsch, Anja Jonkhans, Baerbel Mueller

Licht-Kunst mit therapeutischen Effekten
Biedermann, F., Graser, A., (2014), Springer Medizin Ausgabe 01/2014 (Publisher) Springer Verlag, Vienna