Hubert Klumpner graduated in 1993 from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in the Master Class of Prof. Hans Hollein. Klumpner worked with Enrique Miralles and Paul Rudolph before receiving a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in 1995. He has been a member of the German Chamber of Architects since 1997. In 1998 Klumpner joined Alfredo Brillembourg as Director of Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) in Caracas. Starting in 2007, Klumpner became a guest professor at the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, Columbia University, where he cofounded the Sustainable Living Urban Model Laboratory (S.L.U.M. Lab). Along with Alfredo Brillembourg, he received the 2010 Ralph Erskine Award, 2011 Gold Holcim Award for Latin America and 2012 Silver Holcim Global Award for their innovation in social and ecological urban design.