Alexander Smaga

MSc. Dipl.-Ing. Arch. RIBA ARB 

Founding Director of AS Architects 

Born in Vienna, Austria.

Lives and works in London, Vienna and in Krakow.


University Studies

2000 University of Technology in Vienna

2004 Ècole de l’ Architecture de Versailles

2005 SEU Nanking Urban summer study program

2007 University of Technology in Vienna – Diploma with professor Wiliam Alsop

2012 University of Applied Arts Vienna – Head professors Hernan Diaz Alonso and Wolf D. Prix,  Postgraduate Diploma Vienna Excessive Music Hall

Studytrips to America, Asia and the Middle East.


Professional Experience

Internships: Coop Himmelb(l)au and L’AUC in Paris.

Alexander Smaga has worked as a project architect with Berger Parkkinen, Baumschlager Eberle, Chalabi architects on various high profile projects before he set up his own studio in Vienna 2012 and in Krakow 2015. His studio provides all kind of architectural services from site consultancy over design to implementation.

In 2013 he won the International competition for Polish WWII Resistance Memorial at the foot of the Royal castle in Krakow a project he is very dedicated to because of his Polish origins and family who fought in the Second World War.

In 2015 his competition project for the MOSF Museum of Science Fiction in Washington DC was selected among the finalist projects of the competition and obtained the People’s Choice Award.

Ribbon of Memory Foundation

He is chairman President of the Ribbon of Memory Foundation founded in 2016. The Foundation promotes free arts, history and the memory of the forgotten heroes of WWII. It organizes events and features and supports music, sculpture, art exhibitions and publications.



2022 Shortlisted Winner Award International Bridge Competition in Jiaxing, China 

2020 Vienna Creatives Award

2018 Winner of the International Competition for a PAF -RAF Allied Air Force Memorial in Plumetot, Normandy, France

2016 Lamborghini Road Sculpture, Italy

2015 Competition Finalist People’s Choice Award Museum of Science Fiction in Washington DC, USA

2013 Winner of the competition for Poland’s WWII Resistance Memorial at the foot of the Royal Castle in Krakow, Poland  – Riverside Intervention

2012 Pylon Design Competition for the British National Energy Grid, shortlist

2011 Roeben Company price for sculptural beauty in Brick Design