INNOCAD was founded in 1999 by Martin Lesjak and Peter Schwaiger. Since then, they have completed numerous projects of various sizes and scope in the different fields of architecture and interior design such as residential, office, hospitality, healthcare, mixed-use, educational, public, and retail. The team is internationally 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. The team focuses primarily on their work's quality and relevance as well adhering to a responsibility to cultivate a consistent vision as well as a team that is able transition their practice through multiple disciplines.

INNOCAD has completed various architecture and interior design projects such as INNOCAD’s homebase and mixed-use building Golden Nugget, “C34” and “FLUR20”, two residential building complexes in Graz, Austria; as well as space planning and interior design for the Headquarter for Microsoft in Austria, the HQ Volksbank South Tyrol in Italy, Abdul Latif Jameel Investments office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; the Headquarters for Austrian Railways (ÖBB) in Vienna, the corporate architecture for XAL their headquarter in Graz and office in New York, Mohawk Group's showroom in Chicago, and the hospitality project "Fontana" - a redesign of a golf club house near Vienna.

Current projects include a mixed-use building in New York, the World Academy in King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia; the interior design for Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Economy in Riyadh, as well as a new hospitality design concept for the AccorHotels Group. Moreover, INNOCAD is in the construction stages for the headquarters of Raiffeisenbank in Salzkammergut in Austria and more projects located in Graz: the C+P Immobilien headquarters  and a new exhibition design of the Museum of History.

In 2013 Martin Lesjak, together with Anastasia Su, founded the product design studio 13&9 - a transdisciplinary firm that creates a variety of product collections of furniture, lighting, textiles, interior objects, accessories and fashion items - together with their collaborators BuzziSpace, Quinze & Milan, Viteo Outdoors, XAL, Lande, Artifort, Wever & Ducré, Robert La Roche and Mohawk Group.

Martin Lesjak - Designer of the Year 2015 and Architect of the Year 2016

Martin Lesjak, CEO and Creative Director of INNOCAD Architecture and co-founder, 13&9 Design, received one of the international architecture and design community’s top honors, “Designer of the Year 2015” by Contract Magazine, followed by “Architect of the Year 2016” by UK based magazine BUILD. In the past years INNOCAD Architecture has been published internationally and been recognized with various awards, honors and nominations.


IDA International Design Awards 2017 – Bronze and Honorable Mention
Finalist: Architizer A+ Awards 2017
Finalist: INDEX Architecture & Design Awards 2017
Nominee: German Design Award 2018

Architect of the Year 2016 by BUILD Magazine

Gerambrose 2016
Office Application Award 2016

Company Lounge of the Year by CBRE ( and

“best architects 16”

Innovation & Excellence Awards 2016

Finalist: Best of Year 2016 by Interior Magazine

Finalist: Architizer A+ Awards 2016    


Nominee: German Brand Award 2017

Nominee: German Design Award 2017


Designer of the Year 2015 by Contract Magazine

LEAF Awards 2015

MakeItWork 2015 by Interior Magazine

ICONIC Awards 2015

International Architecture Awards 2015

Nominee: ECOLA Award 2015

Nominee: Interior Contract Award 2015

Nominee: German Design Award 2016

Nominee: Austrian FM Award "Arbeitswelt des Jahres 2015“


Annual Interiors Award 2014 by Contract Magazine

„best architects 14”

Nominee: Architizer A+ Awards 2014


LEAF Interior Design Award 2013

Annual Interiors Award 2013 by Contract Magazine

“best architects 13“

Nominee: FX Award 2013

Nominee: Architekturpreis Land Steiermark 2013


Gerambrose 2012

AIT-Award 2012

“Great place to work 2012“

Nominee: Bauherrenpreis 2012

Until 2011    

Nominee: Ecola Award 2010     

Nominee: Architekturpreis Land Steiermark 2008

Nominee: Mies van der Rohe Award 2007

International Velux Award 2006

TECU Architecture Award 2005

INNOCAD Architektur ZT GmbH

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