Diploma thesis at the University of Art in Linz "Construction of the METI School in Rudrapur, Bangladesh", thereby gaining international recognition. Further development of architectural approach, based on personal commitment of the architect, recognition of social and economic connections and use of local building materials and labour. Buildings mainly in Asia and Africa and teaching of architecture at Harvard University, ETH Zurich and TU Munich. Exhibitions e.g. at MoMA New York, Cité de l'architecture Paris, V&A Museum London and Venice Biennale. Awards include the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, AR Emerging Architects Award, Global Award for Sustainable Architecture. Honorary Professor title from UNESCO "Earthen Architecture, Building Cultures and Sustainable Development".