Olivia Schimek-Hickisch, © Robert Gortana, Photographer: Robert Gortana

Olivia Schimek-Hickisch AT

Herrenstrasse 2 | 4020 Linz

Rosenauerstraße 44, 4040 Linz, Austria, Europe
* 1971 Vienna, married to architect Harald Hickisch
daughters Emilie Victoria and Antonia Louise (* 2010)

since 2001 Principal Architect and since 2004 CEO at schimek ZT GmbH – architecture & engineering, Linz, AUT
2018 Legally Sworn and Court-Certified Expert Linz, AUT
2004 Fully Chartered Architect Linz, AUT
2008 Medal of Female Special Achievements City of Linz, Linz, AUT
2000 Austrian Solar Award Vienna, AUT
2000 Thesis „Towards a New Museum“ Prof. William Alsop, TU Vienna Vienna, AUT
1996 Joint Study Programme McGill University Montréal, CAN
1994 Placement Richard Ho Architects Singapore, SGP
1991 - 2000 Cooperation with her father´s architectural office Linz, AUT
1990 - 2000 Studies of architecture TU Vienna Vienna, AUT
1982 - 1990 Grammar school Akad. Gymnasium Spittelwiese Linz, AUT

Olivia studied architecture in Vienna and Canada, accompanied by numerous study-trips, before she continued the family´s architectural office after her late father. She practiced in Singapore and lived in London. Her field of activity as an architect covers a diverse variety of projects throughout the whole of Austria and internationally within a worldwide partner-network. She lectures at national and international professional conventions conveying the topics of eco-architecture and bioclimatic building especially innovative integration of technology and renewables and acts as a trainer and juror in architectural competitions.
She follows an intense commitment in professional organisations in order to achieve fair and transparent working conditions for all and especially equal participation of women. She was a founding member of the regional female architects committee „ZIMT“ and is member of the board of the national counterpart.

Study trips: France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Morocco, Japan, China, Brazil, USA, Australia, Turkey, …
Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, (Russian)

Projects: Kindergarden SolarCity - Linz, Museumsgarage - Linz, Circuit La Ferté Gaucher - Paris, Marrakech Race Academy - Morocco etc. >> find out more and have a look at her diverse work >> www.arch-schimek.at