Co-founder of Penda and Founder of Precht and Partners, Austrian architect and designer Chris Precht was a professional ski-jumper until the age of 19 before switching his focus to architecture. He believes in having a constant connection to a natural environment and the importance of a balanced relation between humans and nature and this philosphy also forms the core foundation of his work.
After gaining professional exprience with Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects) and Kjetil Thorsen (Snohetta), Chris went ahead and graduated with honours from the Technical University of Vienna. In a short span of time, Chris has become a design sensation and has won numerous national and international awards in Architecture and Design, including the “Emerging Firm of the Year” Award from Architzer, ‘Chinese Architects of the year 2015”, the A+Award 2015 for best Residential Project, AD’s Top100, the “Interior Design Award” in 2014 and the “German Tile-Award 2013”.
The studio was also ranked as number 37 on Dezeen’s Hotlist 400 of the Worlds Best Architects in 2016 and No. 40 in 2017.