Tobias Wallisser founded LAVA in 2007 with Chris Bosse and Alexander Rieck as a network with offices in Sydney, Stuttgart and Berlin. LAVA merges future technologies with the patterns of organisation found in nature to build a smarter, friendlier, more socially and environmentally responsible future. Amongst many awards LAVA was the 2016 European Architecture Laureate. Wallisser is also Professor of Innovative Construction and Spatial Concepts and Vice-President at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart.
As Associate Architect at UN-Studio in Amsterdam for 10 years he was responsible for many projects including the Mercedes-Benz Museum, Germany. In 1997 he received a post-graduate degree from Columbia University (NY). He worked for Asymptote Architecture on the Virtual New York Stock Exchange in 1997 and for German firm KTP on an award-winning low-energy office project in Germany. He lectures at universities throughout Europe and has won many awards.