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.


Markus Schaefer

MArch, MSc UZH / SIA, Reg A

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Hiromi Hosoya

Markus Schaefer

Alexander Kneer


Mélanie Jeannet

Valentin Ott


Martin Achermann

Gianni Arcangioli

Christian Calle Figueroa

Nick Däschler

Raphael Disler

Oliver Franz

Martin Glen

Iurii Goncharenko

Erwin Gruber

Pierre-Jean Holl

Steffen Hollstein

Corinne Huber

Ewa kaszuba

Damjan Kokalevski

Victor Lepik

Martyna Michalik

Viktória Molnár

Ekaterina Nagibina-François

Brigitte Odermatt

Theodore Perdios

Jonathan Perret

Toru Shimizu

Helena Sladovníková

Juris Strangots

Thorben Westerhuys

Yiran Zhang

Collaborators 2003-2020:

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, Sasha Cisar, Annabel Cremer, Ziyue Ding, 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, Katharina Keckeis, Thomas Kägi, 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, 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, Akihiro Yamamoto, Changho Yeo, Guillaume Yersin, Hyuck-Jin Yoon, Zane Zeivate



We are looking for an intern to work on competitions and other challenging projects. Starting from January 2021, 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 interested in working in a dynamic interdisciplinary architectural office. A professional handling of ArchiCad and common graphic software, and 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 by post or digitally with the subject “internship” to

Portfolios submitted by post will not be returned. They can be collected within a period of two months.



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 planning

Wilhelmsburg Rowing Club, 2020 –
Current phase: preliminary planning

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

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 planing

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

Herrliberg-Feldmeilen station, 2020 –
Current state: study

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 in fall 2020

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

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 603, 21 Sakaicho, Gojo-Takakurakado, Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600-819, Japan
T. +81 75 744 1503