What can I say? I'm passionate about architecture and I have a drive for the perfect building – that is, how all details of architecture come together: craft, art, culture, function, detail, etc.
I also have a passion for people, especially for the differences in our cultural perspective, which I find very enriching.
So when you search for the perfect building project, you really do end up working on a lot of different and non-traditional projects!
As a Swiss-born, Swiss- and American trained architect, I've had a lot of unique influences on my work.
My dad was an auditor. My mom escaped East Germany on her fourth attempt. I started my apprenticeship as an architect at the age of 15. As I child, I traveled the world with my family, explored it with my best friend when I was 20, then traveled for some unique project opportunities to different corners of the world. I got a degree in fine arts and oh yes, architecture. Being an architect is now a lifestyle for me.
Today, I have a strong personal belief that "nature is perfect" and that good architecture can only be achieved with a true understanding of place and its people. By incorporating our thorough, scientific process of Integrated Planning, I strive to create buildings that respect and celebrate the environment, not be in conflict with it. Of course it has to function well for its users, authentically reflect the qualities in its expression and make efficient use of resources.
The perfect building? I don't know. It's just what I do.