Eugen Wachberger (1904–71) trained as a carpenter and subsequently studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna under Carl Witzmann (1922–25). He then worked as an independent architect in Linz (from 1925) and later Vienna (from 1931), often together with Erich Boltenstern. In 1931–34, he also attended the masterclass of Clemens Holzmeister at the Akademie der bildenden Künste, going on to serve as Holzmeister’s assistant in 1937–38 and then again from 1946. He was appointed extraordinary professor in 1957, and also acted as assistant to Holzmeister’s successor, Ernst Plischke (from 1963). Wachberger is regarded as a representative of the ‘moderate’ modernism of the inter-war period.