Kai Franz

  • *1983, Cologne, Germany


  • 2010 Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
  • 2012 Master of Architecture (M-Arch), graduated with honors
  • 2009 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  • 2010 Master in Fine Arts (MFA), Digital + Media, (1 year Fulbright Fellow)
  • 2006 ETH Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2008 Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BSc ETH)
  • 2004 RWTH Aachen, Aachen Excellence University, Aachen, Germany
  • 2006 Vordiplom (cand. arch.) Major in Architecture


  • 2013 BIENNIAL FACULTY EXHIBITION, Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI, USA
  • 2012 CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE, AIA New York Exhibition of Princeton Masters Thesis New York, NY, USA
  • 2012 PIXILERATIONS [V.09], New Media Arts and Technology Exhibition Brown University Providence, RI, USA
  • 2011 KUNSTVEREIN KÖLN, Das Atelier als Manifest - Der Kunstraum als Atelier Cologne, Germany (Solo exhibition)
  • 2011 BREAK IT DOWN, Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI, USA
  • 2011 SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, Princeton University Princeton, NJ, USA
  • 2010 AFTER HOURS, Princeton University Princeton, NJ, USA
  • 2010 PIXILERATIONS [V.07], New Media Arts Exhibition Providence, RI, USA
  • 2009 ELO, Electronic Literature Organization Providence, RI, USA
  • 2009 DIGITAL+MEDIA BIANNUAL, Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI, USA

Awards, Honors and Fellowships

  • 2013 Akademie Schloss Solitude, Residency Fellowship, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2012 Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize, for exceptional talent in design throughout studies (Princeton University)
  • 2012 Alpha Roh Chi Medal, for leadership, service to the school, and outstanding professional merit (Princeton Univ.)
  • 2012 Henry Adams Medal, for general excellence in academic coursework (AIA / Princeton University)
  • 2011 KPF Traveling Fellowship 2011, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York, NY
  • 2010-12 Tuition-Fellowship Princeton University
  • 2010 Rhode Island School of Design, Honorary recognition from the Dean of Graduate Studies
  • 2009 Fulbright-Fellowship, (Academic year 2009-2010)
  • 2008 Leonardo-Scholarship, of the European Union


  • 2013 Kai Franz: Selected Works, C.M. Stache Press, USA/Germany, Artist Catalog, 190 Pages, Editon of 200
  • 2013 Digital Craft in Color and the Making, by Carinna Parraman Black Dog Publisher London, UK
  • 2008 Closing the Gap: Information Models in Contemporary Design Practice, AD Architectural Design
  • Issue 79, March/April 2009, ISBN: 9780470998205, Academy Editions, London, UK
  • 2008 OMA*Metrics: An OMA-specifc Approach to Computational Design, Internal Publication
  • Office For Metropolitan Architecture Rem Koolhaas Rotterdam, The Netherlands