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Koller-Buchwieser, Helene


Biographical Note

Helene Koller-Buchwieser was born in Vienna, Austria, on November 26, 1912. She studied architecture at the Vienna Polytechnic (Technischen Hochschule) and graduated in 1937. While she was a student she worked as a stone mason on the renovation of the Romanesque Church St. Michael in Pulkau. Although her interests lay in designing religious architecture, during and following World War II she worked to restore the infrastructure of Vienna and rebuild bombed housing.

In 1946 Koller-Buchwieser opened her own office. Her work included social housing and private homes, student dormitories and housing for the elderly, orphanages, factories, fire stations, churchs and monasteries. In 1979 she was bestowed with the title "Professor" by the Austrian Minsistry of Education and Art.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Helene Koller-Buchwieser Architectural Papers

Identifier: Ms-1995-020

The Helene Koller-Buchwieser Architectural Papers consist of architectural drawings, photographs, newspaper clippings, biographical information and other information that recounts her life and work.

Dates: 1942 - 1998