Bernhard Sommer teaches and researches in the field of Energy Design as an Assistant Professor at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Prior to this, he was Assistant Professor at TU Vienna´s Institute for Building Construction and Design and teacher, researcher and project manager at Hyperbody, TU Delft. He further was lecturing at the University of Lincoln, UK. He is founder and principal of Exikon arc & dev, an independent architecture practice based in Vienna. Its aim is to use latest planning technologies to integtrate engineering skills into the architectural design process. He was awarded the Arch+ Prize 2000, the MAK Schindler fellowship and the prize for Experimental Tendencies in Architecture. Bernhard Sommer chairs the committee for urbanism and sustainability of the Austrian Chamber of architects in Vienna.