After studying architecture in Berlin, Stuttgart and New York, Tobias Wallisser worked in the United States, Netherlands and Germany. For 10 years Tobias was Associate Architect at UNStudio in Amsterdam, where he was responsible for a series of high profile projects like the Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Museum which has attracted worldwide attention for its innovative spatial concept.
2007, he co-founded LAVA (laboratory for Visionary Architecture) with Chris Bosse and Alexander Rieck. LAVA is an architecture think tank with offices in Stuttgart and Sydney and operates as a network of specialists. They gained recognition with the prototype for the future hotel, the Schumacher Tower, the green void installation and their winning competition entry for the center of the Co2-emission-free city Masdar.
Since 2006, Tobias Wallisser is Professor of Innovative Construction and Spatial concepts at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart.
The DigitalCrafting research network investigates how new digital production methods are instigating profound changes in the design and building of architecture. Developing the term digital crafting, the network examines how the maturing of interfaces between the design space of the architect and the production space of the manufacturer is leading to the shaping of a new material practice in architecture. The research network is supported by The Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities.