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Schuster, Franz, b. Vienna, Dec. 26, 1892, d. Vienna, July 24, 1972. Architect and furniture designer. Studied at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts with H. Tessenow, later became his assistant and accompanied him to the Handwerkerschule craft school in Dresden-Heller in 1919. 1923-1925 head of the architects of the Austrian Association of Housing and Allotment Gardens (Österreichischer Verband für Siedlungs- u. Kleingartenwesen). 1926-1927 teacher at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts, 1927-1933 in Frankfurt am Main. From 1937 head of the course of architecture at the School of Applied Art in Vienna. 1967 Grand Austrian State Prize.
Works: Housing scheme SO, Vienna, 10th district, Laaer-Berg-Str., 1921 (with F. Schacherl); Montessori Kindergarten, Vienna 1st district, Rudolfsplatz, 1929-1931; Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung West housing scheme, Vienna 10th district, 1947-1951 and 1954/55 (with F. Pangratz, S. Simony a. E. Wörle); residential buildings and homes for the elderly, Vienna 12th district, 1951-1957; Pensionsversicherungsanstalt, Vienna 9th district, Roßauer Lände, 1955-1957.
Publications: Ein eingerichtetes Siedlungshaus, 1927; Eine eingerichtete Kleinstwohnung, 1928; Ein Möbelbuch, 1929; Kleinwohnungen zu tragbaren Mieten, 1931; Stil unserer Zeit, 1948.