Lukáš is a German- and Swiss-educated architect, urban planner and exhibition designer. He has worked for leading architecture offices such as Foster+Partners, Werner Sobek, ludloff+ludloff, HG Merz and Diébédo Francis Kéré. As a project leader and design director, he accounts among others for the conversion of the Oxford-Barracks in Münster as well as for the conception of the award-winning SOS Education and Meeting Centre and Breitscheidplatz Memorial in Berlin. Most notably, he redesigned the auditorium of the State Opera Unter den Linden and programmed its awarded Reverberation Gallery, the world's first computationally generated and robotically fabricated heritage protected monument.
Following up on the idea of engineering shape-giving dialogues, he recently founded his own undisciplinary studio. He unfolded an outstanding approach combining classical architectural knowhow, innovative research methodologies and cutting-edge algorithm-based protocols to let a plurality of players and layers speak out and interact in the productive process. This responsive modus operandi enables him to engage with complex architectural and cultural situations, and elaborate proficient answers that are altogether considerate of heritage, conscious of present challenges, and concerned with the future.
His most recent projects cope with hybrid and highly specific contexts calling for thorough conversion. Maker Towns® is a computationally generated open urban framework forging a leap-frogging sustainable rural-urban transformation plan of the shifting Ethiopian hinterlands developed in partnership with plus4930, DecodingSpaces, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and Addis Ababa University. The currently shortlisted near-futuristic social, ecological and economical urban development project for the New Stöckach Neighbourhood in Stuttgart invests the maximum overall embedded grey energy into a productive cohabitation of spaces for business, handicraft and living.
Lukáš researched and taught at Bauhaus University Weimar, lectured at Addis Ababa University and teamed-up with Florian Geddert for a Guest Professorship at the Münster School of Architecture.