Gerald Kozicz studied architecture at TU Graz and completed his PhD in 2001. In the course of his master and PhD programs he had several scholarships for Japan and Hong Kong, and was also involved in research on Buddhist architecture in the Western Himalaya. Since 2005 he has been leading three stand-alone-projects funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) on topics related to Indo-Tibetan architecture and art, as well as cultural studies in the Himalayan context. In addition, he was instructor at the TU Graz (Institut für Raumgestaltung und Institut für Architektur und Medien) as well as lecturer at the University of Vienna (Institut für Südostasienkunde, Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde).
Gerald Kozicz is member of the International Association for Buddhist Sudies (IABS), the International Association for Tibetan Studies (IATS), the International Association for Ladakh Studies (IALS), the European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA) and the European Association for South Asian Art and Archaeology (EASAA). His interest in interdisciplinary research is reflected by several articles co-authored with scholars from the fields of art history, restoration and Asian studies.
Since July 2016 he is leading the FWF-Project on Nagara Architecture at the IAM.