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MARTIN LESJAK
Co-Founder, CEO and Design Director INNOCAD architecture and 13&9 Design

Architect Martin Lesjak co-founded INNOCAD architecture in 1999 and has since completed numerous projects of diverse sizes and scopes in architecture and interior design such as residential, office, hospitality, healthcare, mixed-use, educational, public, and retail. His transdisciplinary team is renowned for their “out of the box” thinking and their analytical and pragmatic approach to architecture and design by creating solutions with purpose and meaning. Lesjak´ s foresight and expertise in architecture, design, and craft – as well as an affinity for art – has guided his firms in innovative directions. Together with partners, he leads multifaceted international projects combining creativity without boundaries.

In 2013, he founded with Dr. med. univ. Anastasija Lesjak the product design studio 13&9 Design. The team works for international companies developing product collections, while also operating as a label producing their own products with small-scale manufacturers. Pursuing design strategies that are based on the scientifically well-founded analysis of stressreducing concepts in the built environment, 13&9 formed the ScienceDesignLab with leading scientist and physicist, Professor Dr. Richard Taylor from the University of Oregon and Fractals Research Laboratory (USA).

Lesjak received one of the architecture and design community’s top honors, “Designer of the Year 2015” by Contract Magazine in the United States, followed by “Architect of the Year 2016” by BUILD Magazine in the United Kingdom.

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INNOCAD architecture
WORK WITH YOUR BRAIN AND ACT FROM YOUR HEART

INNOCAD architecture was founded in 1999 by Martin Lesjak and Peter Schwaiger. Since then, the team has completed numerous projects of various sizes and scopes within the fields of architecture and interior design, including residential, office, hospitality, healthcare, mixed-use, educational, public, and retail. Internationally renowned for their “out of the box” thinking, their analytical, pragmatic, and unconventional approach seeks to create solutions with purpose and meaning. The focus is primarily on the work‘s quality and relevance, as well as adhering to a responsibility to cultivate a consistent vision – “work with your brain, act from your heart” – with an aim to practice through multiple disciplines.

In addition to many signature corporate, housing, and institutional works, current projects include an international school in King Abdullah Economic City (UAE), a competence center for MAM Health & Innovation and the first Radisson RED hotel in Vienna (AT) as well as a new housing product, that combines serviced living and co-living.

The CEO and creative mind behind the firm, Martin Lesjak, received one of the international creative community’s top honors, “Designer of the Year 2015” by Contract Magazine in the United States, followed by “Architect of the Year 2016” by BUILD Magazine in the United Kingdom. Over the years, INNOCAD has been published and recognized with various awards, honors, and nominations in both fields of architecture and interior design. IN_NO_CA_D stands for interdisciplinary, nonconformist, caring, and distinctive.

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