ORIS: Perhaps we could start the interview with you saying something about yourself.
Steiner: I began my studies at the Vienna Academy of Arts in the class of professor Plischke, who was later succeeded by Peichl. I came into conflict and had problems with him at first, but it blew over. As a student I was working for Achleitner and wrote a little myself. That was in the mid 1970s. I must add that I had an exceptionally good professor at the Technical School in Krems in the 1960s, who based his classes on typologies, Gropius and similar things.