Our world of work has undergone major changes in recent years as a result of megatrends such as digitalization and globalization. New and modern workplaces are essential for driving efficiency, fostering collaboration and innovation, prioritizing employee well-being, attracting and retaining talent, adapting to change, and promoting sustainability. They are a reflection of the evolving needs and aspirations of organizations and employees in a rapidly changing world.

Businesses and organizations need professionals working on new workplaces for the following reasons:

  1. Enhance Efficiency and Productivity 

  2. Foster Collaboration and Innovation 

  3. Relize the importance of Employee Well-being

  4. Attracting and Retaining Talent

  5. Sustainability

These are the major chapters that we will discuss within this exciting compact program. Get to know the potential of New Workplaces and make your working world fit for the future!

Certificate: Certificate of TU Wien or optionally, when submitting a project work, certificate with 8 ECTS credits, which in turn can be credited to the Executive MBA programs of TU Wien. In the project work, participants work on a task from their own practice and can thus apply what they have learned to a real problem.

Language of instructions: German and English

Tuition fee: EUR 2.390 (Vat free, excl. travel and accommodation costs), -10% Reduction for TU Wien Graduates

Requirement for participation: Please register via our online form, opens an external URL in a new window. A short individual consultation with the program manager is also a necessity for participation.




You will learn:

  • to redefine the needs of the employees of your organization and the management of the physical and digital working world
  • about the legal framework for employees and employers both in the office and in the home office
  • which new technologies influence the world of work and how you can use a modern work concept to gain a competitive advantage in the fight for the best minds

We are aimed at entrepreneurs, HR specialists, executives and people in IT departments who want to shape the new working world in their organization. The course is also generally suitable for managers and executives, as well as for facility managers.

6 days in total in fall 2023

3 blocked modules with 2 days each incl. final presenations
Fridays and Saturdays


In our compact program New Workplaces, scientists and proven experts pass on their knowledge and practical experience first-hand. In addition to our lecturers, experts from organizations such as the Red Cross or from a renowned law firm will report on their practical experience. 

Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Alexander Redlein is head of the Real Estate and Facility Management (IFM) department at the TU Wien and academic director of the Professional MBA Modern Workplace & Facility Management. He is also international teaching staff of the ME310 Design Innovation course at Stanford University. Furthermore, he is President of REUG, Past President of IFMA Austria and was a member of the executive board of EuroFM. 

After an interdisciplinary education at the TU Wien and the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Prof. Redlein has been involved in research and teaching on the topic of real estate and facility management for about 20 years. In recent years, he has developed numerous FM strategies and concepts at international companies and optimized processes in the field of FM, as well as creating IT concepts and strategies for space management. In addition, he is a strategy consultant for international service providers. 

As a researcher, Prof. Redlein has been conducting surveys at leading companies in the CEE region since 2006 on the status quo and trends in FM as well as the potential for value enhancement. He specializes in risk management, ICS, CSR and IT support as well as workplace management and digitalization in FM.

Pat Turnbull, MA, LEED AP holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Occidental College and a Master of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from UCLA. She is currently an IFMA Foundation Trustee and is an active member of IFMA and Cornet. Pat Turnbull has 22 years of professional experience helping corporations, higher education institutions, health care facilities and government agencies achieve productive work space that delivers their unique work environment and meets the specific business needs.

She is currently president and COO of Kayhan International, a workplace strategy and furniture distribution company headquartered in Chicago.


Andreas Grieb has been a judge since 1994. Initially at the District Court Josefstadt, since 2007 at the Regional Court for Civil Law with a focus on real estate and medical law. He has extensive teaching experience in Facility Management and Real Estate Law at TU Wien as well as the University of Vienna. Furthermore, he is author and has been a board member of the Housing and Tenancy Law Section of the Association of Austrian Judges since 2008. He has been an emergency paramedic and driver for over 30 years and is currently deputy rescue commander at the Vienna Red Cross.

Univ.Ass. DI Lisa Thrainer studied architecture at TU Graz and graduated in 2014. She worked for different architecture offices in Germany, France and Austria. Since 2020, Lisa Thrainer has been a university assistant in the Real Estate & Facility Management at TU Wien, opens in new window. Her research focuses on Facility Management Trends in Europe and New Ways of Working.

Dr. Michael Lagler studied law at the University of Salzburg and business law at the Pallas Consortium in the Netherlands. He has extensive teaching experience at the University of Salzburg and the University of the Pacific in Sacramento / California, is an author and has been Managing Partner at Schönherr since February 2017.

His focus areas include real estate law, real estate & construction, corporate real estate (M & A), energy outsourcing and CEE business law.

This content will be brought into the program together with Teresa Waidmann and Marco Thorbauer, who will contribute to the program including tax law aspects.