Born on March 30, 1934 in Vienna/Austria, is an architect, theoretician, urban planner, designer, artist and teacher.
Hollein comes from a family of mining engineers. In his childhood he attended Franz Cizek’s Youth Art Classes in Vienna.After his graduation in 1953 at the Federal Crafts and Industry School in Vienna, he studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Clemens Holzmeister’s master class.
During this time he also lived and worked in Stockholm/Sweden. After his diploma in 1956 he was granted a Commonwealth Fund Scholarship and he continued his studies in the USA in 1958.