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Licensed Architect (ZT, Austria)
Esther Lorenz is a licensed architect, urban designer and urban scholar with education from TU Graz and TU Delft. Her work explores the social, cultural, political, and economic preconditions of architecture, as well as the mutual effects between urban form and human life, social relations and space perception. Prior to joining UVA in 2012, she was an assistant professor with The Chinese University in Hong Kong, and a lecturer at TU Graz. As a practicing architect Lorenz has collaborated with Schlögl+Süss Architekten, Riegler Riewe Architekten, Peter Lorenz Ateliers, Urbis Australia, and Splitterwerk, amongst others.
Esther Lorenz is the Director of Undergraduate Architecture Program. She teaches design foundation and research studios on undergraduate and graduate levels, urban design theory, and she is the co-director of the school's China program.
08/2017 - ongoing Arts Council Grant, University of Virginia, for: “Kinesthetic Montage. An Immersive Exploration of Hong Kong’s Walkscapes”
08/2017 - ongoing FGRU CGII Grant, Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation, University of Virginia, for: “Kinesthetic Montage. An Immersive Exploration of Hong Kong’s Walkscapes”
06/2015 – 08/2015 Summer Research Grant, UVA School of Architecture, for “Proto-types for the 21st Century Pedestrian City”
07/2012 – 07/2014 Project Grant (Publication), Hong Kong Arts Development Council, for Kowloon Cultural District
01/2012 – 07/2012 Direct Grant for Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Project Title: “Mechanized Pedestrian Movement in Hong Kong and its Impact on Architecture and Urban Design”, Principal Investigator
05/2010 – 06/2011 Direct Grant for Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong for: “A Study on Hong Kong’s Urban Space through its Representation in Film”, Principal Investigator