Harry Gugger studied architecture after an apprenticeship as a toolmaker and stopped studies in machine engineering and German literature. From 1984 to 1989 he studied at the ETH Zürich with Flora Ruchat and at the Columbia University in New York with Tadao Ando. 1990 began his collaboration with Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. As a partner he helped to develop Herzog & de Meuron from a small office to a global company.
Among many other projects, he was in charge of: Signal boxes I and II (1991-1994 / 1995-1999) and Engine Depot (1991-1995) in Basel; Library of the University Eberswalde (1994-1999); Tate Modern in London (1995-2000); Schaulager Basel for the Laurenz Foundation (1998-2003); Caixa Forum, Madrid (2001–2008) and the Laban Dance Centre in London (1998-2003), which was awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize 2003.
In 2004 Harry Gugger received the Swiss Art Award Prix Meret Oppenheim.
From the outset, his practice was paired with manifold academic work. Since 2005 Harry Gugger is tenured professor at the EPF Lausanne (EPFL) where he founded the Laboratoire pour la Production d’Architecture. His laboratory was in charge of the National Participation of Bahrain at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010 winning the Golden Lion award. In 2011 Harry Gugger transformed his laboratory into Laboratoire Bâle a satellite laboratory of the EPFL dedicated to urban and architectural design situated in Basel.
In 2010 Harry Gugger founded his studio HGS which works on projects of all scales with a focus on urban design. From this practice synergies emerge with the research of his laboratory at the EPFL. Besides many other engagements in juries and commissions Harry Gugger acts as a board member of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction since 2010.
Harry Gugger acts as CEO.
Henriette is an associate partner and co-founder of Harry Gugger Studio.
Within the studio she coordinates studies and competitions in the field of urban and residential design.
Prior she worked with AFF Architekten and Herzog & de Meuron as well as holding teaching positions at the EPFL and the Bauhaus University in Weimar.
Henriette studied at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and at the Chalmers Tekniska Högskolan in Goteborg. She graduated with honours in 2000 and lives in Switzerland since 2005.
Henriette Gugger is in charge of Finances and Human Resources.
Michael joined Harry Gugger Studio in 2012 and is an associate partner.
At Harry Gugger studio he leads building projects, urban studies and competitions. Amongst other projects he is in charge of the transformation of the historic Silo Erlenmatt in Basel into a cultural hub.
Prior to joining HGS Michael collaborated with Schneider Schneider Architekten, Aarau, Steinmann Schmidt Architekten, Basel, MV Architects in Beijing and Bauwerkstadt Architekten in Bühl.
Michael gained his architecture diploma with distinction from the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2006. He lives in Switzerland since 2007 and since 2016 holds a teaching position for Architectural design at the Faculty of Architecture and Construction of the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe.
University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe
Michael Zink leads operations and organizes the work environment.
Chris has joined Harry Gugger Studio in 2012 and is an associate partner since 2018.
With Harry Gugger Studio, Chris is leading a housing development in Basel and a rural farm development project in Devon, England. He has been instrumental in the execution of the Housing Allschwil project, the Limmatfeld in Zürich, Private House Bottmingen, Transitlager in Basel, as well as for projects in Ireland and the UK.
Chris has previously worked in architectural practices in Australia, Belgium, and Switzerland, including Santiago Calatrava, 51N4E and The Buchan Group.
His experience covers a wide-range of projects, such as a warehouse-to-office conversion in Australia, the C-Mine (conversion of an abandoned mine into a to cultural centre) in Belgium, TID tower in Albania, the Marina d'Arechi sailing club in Italy and the Museu do Amanhã in Brazil.
Chris has graduated with Honours from Curtin University, Australia in 2004 and has lived in Basel since 2008.
Gonzalo joined Harry Gugger Studio in 2014.
His work as an architect with HGS includes housing studies and competitions, amongst others the Biomedicine Department for the University of Basel and the Physics Department for the ETH Zürich.
His previous work experience includes collaborations with architectural practices in Spain and Italy.
Gonzalo gained his MArch from ETSA Valladolid in 2013 with honours and undertook an exchange semester at the Università degli studi di Genova.
Jessica Billeter joined Harry Gugger Studio in August 2017.
She operates as the managing office assistant and supports the team in all administrative matters.
Jessica studied at the Royal Ballet School in London and has worked as a soloist in numerous reknowned dance compagnies for twenty years. In addition to her work for Harry Gugger Studio she acts as a choreographer and dance teacher.
Franziska joined Harry Gugger Studio in 2014 as a senior architect.
She has been working at HGS on the design proposal of the Müller Bräu Areal in Baden, the detailed design of a listed building in Riehen and the new building 745 Viscosistadt of the Arts and Design faculty at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences in Emmenbrücke. She has been working as a project architect for the Silo Erlenmatt in Basel. At the moment Franziska is working on a residential development project in Solothurn.
Before joining Harry Gugger Studio Franziska collaborated with architectural practices such as Atelier 5 in Bern, Architectural Design Group in Tauranga, New Zealand, Weberbrunner Architekten from in Zürich and Burckhardt+Partner in Basel.
Franziska graduated with honours from the Bauhaus University Weimar in 2008 and was a visiting student at Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza. She lives in Switzerland since 2009
Thomas has joined the team of Harry Gugger Studio in January 2016 as an architect.
His work with Harry Gugger Studio includes competitions such as the Physics Department for the ETH Zürich, the Forum of the University of Zurich, the new Headquarters of Medisuisse in St. Gallen. He is now involved in an urban development project of the new City center of Birsfelden and the execution of the social housing project Hirtenweg in Riehen.
Thomas previously collaborated with various architectural practices such as Parc Architectes in Paris and Auer+Weber+Assoziierte in Munich, where he worked on award-winning competitions.
He has received his MSc in Architecture from the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in 2015. During his studies he took part in an exchange program at the Technische Universitat München (TUM). Thomas is a French citizen and lives in Switzerland since 2008.
Sara is a project architect and a Portuguese national who joined Harry Gugger Studio in 2016.
At Harry Gugger Studio, she is currently working on the transformation of the Silo Erlenmatt in Basel into a cultural hub.
She has previously worked as an architect and project leader with Brauen Wälchli Architectes in Lausanne and at José Adrião Arquitetos in Lisbon and as an intern with Herzog & de Meuron in Basel.
Sara graduated from the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Lisboa (FAUL) in 2009 and since 2010 she is a member of the Portuguese Architects Association. Sara lives in Switzerland since 2011.
Erblin has joined Harry Gugger Studio in August 2019 as an intern.
Prior to this, he was studying at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) under the supervision of Professors such as Dieter Dietz, Dominique Perrault and Luca Ortelli. During his studies, he has had the opportunity to design large-scale projects as well as housing units and he was able to participate in the construction of the «House 1» pavilion on the EPFL campus. He has obtained his Bachelor of Science BSc in Architecture in 2019.
Erblin has gained experiences with previous internships at Galletti & Matter Architectes and Krüger & Kazan, both in Lausanne.
Jérôme has joined the Harry Gugger Team as an intern in August 2019.
He studied at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne (EPFL) since 2015, where he has just completed his Bachelor of Science BSc in Architecture.
During his studies Jérôme participated in a global research project about urban „friche“ (waste land) and housing in Bercher, VD. Furthermore he has built a classroom pavilion for a zoo in Servion, VD.
At the moment Jérôme is working on a competition in Zurich.
Stefano Marzo joined Harry Gugger Studio in September 2018 and is currently employed as an architect.
In recent years, he has dealt with diverse design and constructive tasks in various Swiss offices, most recently at Monadnock in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Stefano graduated with Professor Jonathan Sergison and completed his studies with a Master of Science at the Accademia di architettura di Mendrisio in Switzerland.
Furio joined Harry Gugger Studio in 2016.
Currently he is working on the façade design of the new building for the Arts and Design faculty of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences in Emmenbrücke as well as competitions and urban studies.
Prior to working with HGS he collaborated with Eric Lapierre Experience in Paris and as an intern with Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo.
He graduated in 2015 with a Msc of Architecture at Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Switzerland.
Furio is Italian and lives in Basel since 2016
Theo is an architect who joined Harry Gugger Studio in 2014.
His work with HGS includes a variety of studies and competitions, amongst others the High Schools Masterplan in Muttenz, the Studio Basel Residences and the Spenglerpark residential high-rise in Basel.
Theo holds a MArch from the National Technical University of Athens where he graduated in 2013 with honours and a MAS in Urban Design from the ETH in Zurich which he concluded in 2014.
Stanislava is a project architect who joined Harry Gugger Studio in 2014.
Her work in the studio includes urban studies, competitions and execution projects, amongst other the High Schools Masterplan in Muttenz and the Transitlager in Basel. She is currently working on the Spenglerpark residential high-rise in Basel.
Stanislava previously worked on projects within architectural practices in Belgrade, Graz and Zürich and as a teaching associate at the courses 3D Visualisations CAAD and Design Studio “Space and Form – Design Elements” at the University of Belgrade.
Stanislava holds a MArch from the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Architecture and a MAS in Computer Aided Architectural Design from the ETH Zürich.
Giovanni has joined Harry Gugger Studio in 2018 as an architect.
He is currently working on a farm development project in Devon, in the UK. His work with HGS includes also urban studies and competitions.
Prior to HGS, he was an architect at Christian Kerez in Berlin. Giovanni has graduated in 2017 with a MSc of Architecture at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Switzerland. During his studies, he collaborated as an intern with Made In (Zurich/ Geneva), Sangath (Ahmedabad) and NW Architekten (Basel).
Caroline joined Harry Gugger Studio in 2016 as a senior architect.
Caroline brings a wealth of knowledge in the field of design and execution to the studio. Between 2012 - 2015 she managed projects for private clients throughout all project phases at weberbuess Architekten in Basel and directly after graduating she worked on a variety of award winning urban design and housing competitions.
She is currently responsible for the execution planning for the new building of the Arts and Design Faculty of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences in Emmenbrücke.
Caroline studied at Technische Universität Darmstadt and EPFL and graduated in 2011 and is living in Switzerland since 2012.
Harald has joined Harry Gugger Studio in July 2018 as a senior architect.
He has completed a carpentry apprenticeship and worked as a journeyman in Bavaria, has then graduated as an architect at the University Regensburg followed by a master degree in timber construction at the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim. From 2006 to 2013 Harald worked for Herzog de Meuron (for projects such as Vitrahaus, Riehen Nature Bath, Ricola Kräuterlager), until 2016 at Burckhardt & Partner (for various competitions) and until 2018 at Miller & Maranta (Kindergarten Riehen).
Harald ist project leading architect for the the social housing development Hirtenweg/ Riehen and a multy-storey project for Medisuisse.
Gunnar is a senior architect and has been with Harry Gugger Studio since 2017.
In the past he acquired skills in planning and execution with projects of very different scales. This experience ranges from the furniture detailing to developing and running a housing estate.
His professional career led him in the architecture firm of Dan Pearlman and Mutabor Design, Holzer Kobler, Weberbuess and Bauart Architekten. At Bauart Architekten, he was a long-standing employee in the planning and execution phases of various buildings.
Gunnar studied at the University of Kassel and graduated in 2007. During his studies he supervised the interdisciplinary basic studies of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. Since 2007 he lives in Switzerland.
Victor is a French architect who started working at Harry Gugger Studio in 2017.
Before joining the office, he worked as an architect and project leader at DeA architectes, Mulhouse in France. There, he was in charge of multiple projects, including public buildings and housings. He also gained experience through two collaboration in Paris, with Cut Architectures and Philippe Rahm architectes.
Victor gratuated with honors from INSA Strasbourg, France in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Guillaume Delemazure.
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