Julian Raffetseder is an architect and PhD researcher at the USI - Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland. In his dissertation project he investigates the agency of urban architecture in the climate adaptation of a “Subtropical Vienna”. Before joining the Accademia in 2021, he was university assistant at TU Graz, Austria and worked for architectural practices in Vienna, Hamburg, and London. Besides his PhD research, Julian is involved in architectural design competitions as a consultant for urban climate design. He holds a BArch degree from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and a MArch degree from the University of Applied Arts Vienna.