Legal Conditions of Architecture

Petra Rindler
Architecture, Architecture
2020S, Vorlesungen (VO), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S01989


The course covers the essential legal matters that are relevant to architects and provides with practical tools and guidance to mitigate and avoid legal problems.  The main focus of the course are the applicable laws on contracts for work and services that (also) apply to architects, the provisions governing the legal fees and the profession of architects, tort law, the respective liability issues (in particular arising insurance law issues) and selected copyright law matters - especially by Ausrian Law but also in international context.

Examination Modalities

For formally and successfully completing the semester it is mandatory to be active throughout the semester (attendance and participation in meetings). Students will have to do short presentations of a law case or have to prepare a specific legal topic for the next lecture.


The lecture will be online via zoom; detailed information and specifications will follow via mail or during our meetings.


17 April 2020, 14:30–16:00, "General information; students are requested to select a specific topic and discuss this in class durinig the next meeting"
22 May 2020, 14:30–16:00, "presentation of the specific topics, discussion"
05 June 2020, 14:30–17:00, "presentation of the specific topics, discussion, case study"
12 June 2020, 14:30–16:00, "presentation of the specific topics, discussion, case study"

Course Enrolment

Until 14 April 2020, 18:00
Via online registration
via email:

co-registration: possible

Architecture (Master): Management: Legal and Political Conditions of Architecture

Individual courses: possible