About us

Since 1997, we have been offering special tours on architecture and urban development in Graz and in the Styria region, since 2008, we have also guided through Ljubljana and Slovenia. Our guests come from different countries and sectors, our tour programs are tailor-made for individual travellers and groups.

We are a team of architects who are working theoretically in teaching and writing about architecture and participating actively as planners in the design of our city. In this way, we can communicate vividly the complex interrelations between local urban development and contemporary building culture.

We offer our tours in German, English, Italian and Slovenian.

Karin Tschavgova

Karin was born in Graz and graduated architecture at the Technical University Graz. After a couple of years experiencing on architecture in Vienna she is living in her hometown as a freelance architectural critic and specialist journalist for architecture and urbanism. Since 1997 she has been teaching at the Technical University in Graz. She organizes and conducts professional tours and is a specialist in urban development, the architectural scene and the hidden beauties of her city. Architektouren-graz was founded by her in 2004 and expanded to Ljubljana in 2008 and to tour offers on contemporary architecture in Slovenia

Birgit Androschin

Birgit graduated architecture at the University of Innsbruck and the Ecole d'architecture de la Villette, Paris (graduation in 1998) and art history at the University of Graz. In addition to her long-term planning activities in architecture offices in Innsbruck, Graz, Bolzano and Rome, and the production management of the thematic exhibitions at the ZOOM Kindermuseum in Vienna, she has been organizing and guiding architectural tours with Italian architects since 1998. She has been a partner at architektouren graz/ljubljana since 2016.

Aleksander Ostan

Saša and his wife have their own architecture office in Ljubljana. He is active in a wide field of urban and living cultures and doing research on space production, architectural history and urban policy. He currently teaches as a visiting lecturer at the Architecture Faculty in Maribor and conducts workshops regularly. He received numerous national and international awards for his work. He knows Ljubljana, the history and development of the city like his vest pocket and has been the Slovenian expert of architektouren-graz/ljubljana since 2014.