HOSOYA SCHAEFER is a Zurich-based studio for architectural designs, strategies, and research. It was founded by Markus Schaefer and Hiromi Hosoya in 2003. With an international network of collaborators, the studio is involved in building design and realization, urban design, media installations, strategic planning, and consulting.


Hiromi Hosoya
Markus Schaefer
Alexander Kneer
Valentin Ott
Mélanie Jeannet

Partners :

Hiromi Hosoya

MArch Harvard / SIA, Reg A

Markus Schaefer

MArch Harvard, MSc UZH / SIA, Reg A

Alexander Kneer

MAS ETH, Dipl.-Ing. Arch

Associates :

Valentin Ott

Dipl.-Ing. Architekt

Mélanie Jeannet

MSc ETH Arch / SIA

Team :

Martin Achermann

MSc ETH Arch

Gianni Arcangioli

Dipl.-Ing. Architekt TU, SIA

Turi Colque

MSc ETH Arch

Madeleine Debaere

MSc Arch KUL

Oliver Franz

Dipl. Designer FH

Emils Garancs

MSc Arch

Martin Glen


Iurii Goncharenko

MSc Arch

Erwin Gruber

Dipl. Arch, ETH SIA

Pia Hartmann

M.A. Arch HCU

Pierre-Jean Holl

Dipl.-Ing. TU

Steffen Hollstein

MSc Arch KIT

Teppei Iizuka


Sophie Judson

BSc Arch UOB

Koosai Kitamura

Draftsman Arch EFZ

Urs Küng


Victor Lepik

MSc ETH Arch

Martyna Michalik

M.F.A., Dipl.-Ing. Arch

Ekaterina Nagibina-François

MSc Arch

Brigitte Odermatt

MSc ETH Arch

Toru Shimizu

M.F.A., Dipl.-Ing. Arch

Petra Simões


Helena Sladovníková

Dipl.-Ing. Arch. TU

Juris Strangots


Thorben Westerhuys

MSc ETH Arch

Corinne Huber - Office MGR

Dipl. Business Administration

Viktória Molnár - Asst. Office MGR



We are always looking for talented and hard-working individuals to join our team!
If you think that you have a captivating background, can think out of the box and want to grow with us, we look forwards to hearing from you. Basic knowledge of the Swiss and European planning process as well as advanced German and English language skills are prerequisites.

Please send your application with a cover letter, your CV, and your portfolio either digitally or by post with the subject “career” to


We are looking for an intern to work on competitions and other challenging projects starting from March 2022. The minimum duration of the internship is six months and can be extended for another six months by mutual agreement. You have a high design standard, are highly motivated and are interested in working in a dynamic interdisciplinary architectural office. A good handling of ArchiCad and common graphic softwares, adeptness in model making, as well as good English and German language skills are prerequisites. Experience in 3D rendering is advantageous.

Please send your application with a cover letter, your CV, and your portfolio either digitally or by post with the subject “internship” to

– Whilst all submissions are appreciated, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
– Portfolios submitted by post will not be returned. They can be collected within a period of two months.
– For all digital applications, please keep attachments under 8MB.


Collaborators 2003-2021:

Carlos Cordero Aguaded, Sarah Asseel, Christian Bandi, Albert Beele, Isabelle Bentz, Karlis Berzins, Charilaos Biskos, Marija Blagojevic, Mark Bol, Michael Bühler, Claudia Brunier-Ernst, Ricardo Cabrera-Nyst Garrido, Christian Calle Figueroa, Sasha Cisar, Annabel Cremer, Nick Däschler, Ziyue Ding, Raphael Disler, Maget El Sadek, Marcel Erismann, Elisa Forster, Michele Fumagalli, Daniel Angulo Garcia, Tota Goya, Yann Gramegna, Seung-Jin Ham, Dirk Hamdorf, Nils Havelka, Florian Heeb, Joy Hungerbühler, Teppei Iizuka, Ryoko Ikeda, Milena Isler, Marco Jacomella, Ewa Kaszuba, Katharina Keckeis, Thomas Kägi, Damjan Kokalevski, Lucas Krupp, Bavo Lauwers, Fabian Liszt, Radu-Remus Macovei, Eike Delia Martens, Khalil Mdimagh, Max Michels, Francis Moss, Wataru Nagatomo, Naohiko Murata, Karl Johan Nyqvist, Daniel Ostrowski, Anna Page, Deborah Park, Noelle Paulson, Theodore Perdios, Jonathan Perret, Stelios Psaltis, Ludovic Regnault, Yves Reinacher, Esther Reinhardt, Beatrice Roth, Yo Shimura, Axel Schmidt, Rafael Schmidt, Roland Schreiber, Florian Schrott, Frank Schwenk, Cindy Schwenke, Lukas Schwitter, Dagnija Smilga, Izumi Soeda, Lena Stäheli-Shinohara, Alisa Stepanova,Tanja Sussmann, Ryuhei Suzuki, Martin Tann, Mike Taylor, Dai Tomioka, Stefan Vetsch, Alain Vorlet, Simon Kramer Vrscaj, Pascal Waldburger, Shi-Yuan Wang, Andy Westner, Michael Wüllenweber, Akihiro Yamamoto, Changho Yeo, Guillaume Yersin, Hyuck-Jin Yoon, Zane Zeivate, Yiran Zhang



For the project “tech Cluster Zug, Switzerland” in the category of urban planning facilities.

> Tech Cluster Zug

iF Communication Design Award

For the project “MobiGlobe 3” in the category Corporate Architecture - Communication Media in Architecture and Public Spaces.

> MobiGlobe 3

Red Dot Communication Design Award – Grand Prix

For the project “MobiGlobe 3” in the category Interface Design.

> MobiGlobe 3

iF Communication Design Award – Gold

For the project “Universum der Ozeane” in the category online / offline application.

> ZDF – Ocean Worlds

Red Dot Communication Design Award – Gold

For the project “Universum der Ozeane” in the category online / offline application.

> ZDF – Ocean Worlds

Design Preis Deutschland

The application "Universum der Ozeane" is nominated for the Design Preis Deutschland.

> ZDF – Ocean Worlds

International Serious Play – Bronze

For the project “Universum der Ozeane”.

> ZDF – Ocean Worlds


Special Award “New Generation” at the Contractworld Awards 2008 for the project ANAN in Wolfsburg.

> AnAn

Event Design Awards – Silver

For the project Mobiglobe 2006 together with Ralph Appelbaum Ass., New York, and Henn Architekten, Munich in the category “Permanent Installation”.

> MobiGlobe 1




Primary School Christoph Merian, Basel, 2019 –
Current phase: construction project

Airport Engadine, St. Moritz, 2020 –
Current phase: construction project

Mobility Hub, Zug, 2019 –
Future Parking Facility with retail component
Current phase: execution

Station Square and Roof, Herisau 2015 –
Current phase: public vote

MEWA-Areal, Wädenswil, 2018 –
Transformation Project from the former industrial estate to the mixed-use development with housing
Current phase: framework plan

Viererfeld, Bern, 2018 –
Current phase: on hold

Office Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: execution

House Renovation, Zug, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary design

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary design

Cooperative Housing, Wetzikon, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary design

House Renovation, Geneva, 2021 –
Current phase: preliminary design

Urban Design

Salina Raurica / Salinenhofquartier, Pratteln, 2018 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Metalli, Zug, 2017 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Tech Cluster Zug, 2015 –
Current state: transformation plan

Elbinselquartier Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, 2015 –
Current state: design guidelines

Bahnstadt Nürtingen, 2017 –
Current state: design manual

Urban Space Development Concept for SBB Basel Station, 2018 –
Current state: public consultation

KNZ Wil West, Thurgau / St. Gallen, 2011 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Station Area Dietikon, 2019 –
Current state: study with recommendation for further development

Areal Dübendorf, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Oerlikon, 2020 –
Current state: study

Areal Dierikon, 2015 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Station Herisau, 2013 –
Current state: areal development

Innovation Park Bergedorf, 2020 –
Current state: urban framework

Seetalstrasse Meierhöfli Emmen, 2020 –
Current state: test planning

ZHA, Boulevard, Hönggerberg Campus, 2020 –
Current state: ongoing (with Studio Vulkan)

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: study

Port City Riga, 2020 –
Current state: Urban design commission

Wankdorffeldstrasse, Bern, 2020 –
Current state: urban design study

St-Karli Brückenköpfe und Reussinsel, Luzern, 2020 –
Current state: urban design study

Campus Bochum, 2018 –
Current state: urban framework plan

Masterplan HB / Central 2050, Zurich, 2020 –
Current state: test planing (with Studio Vulkan)

Urban System Research

cividi gmbh – civic data intelligence, 2019 –
Digital tools for the analogue city
Current state: ongoing

The Industrious City – Book Publication, 2017 –
(Lars Müller Publishers)
Published / available on Lars Müller Publishers website and in bookstores.

Workplace Area Development, Winterthur, 2019 –
Current state: ongoing

Network strategy 2040 and
future public transport 2050, Zurich, 2020 –
Current state: ongoing (with IBV Hüsler)


Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 43 243 6313F. +41 43 243 6315

CAREER: (Please refer to our OFFICE > CAREER section for further information)

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 603, 21 Sakaicho, Gojo-Takakurakado, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-8191, Japan
T. +81 75 744 1503