Team

Tom Emerson

Founded 6a architects with Stephanie Macdonald in London in 2001. Recent projects include two contemporary art galleries in London: Raven Row in Spitalfields and the South London Gallery in Peckham. He studied at the University of Bath, the Royal College of Art in London and the University of Cambridge. Before joining the eth, he taught in Cambridge (2004–10), the Architectural Association (2000–04) and in the Department of Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art. He has been guest lecturer and critic in many schools of architecture in the uk and Europe and has published articles on architecture, art and literature.

emerson@arch.ethz.ch 6a architects

Boris Gusic

studied at the eth Zurich, fadu Universidad de Buenos Aires and ensa Paris La Villette. After graduating in 2008 he joined 6a Architects where he worked on numerous refurbishment projects. In 2010 he set up the architecture collaborative gruppe with Christoph Junk and Nicholas Lobo Brennan. With gruppe he won the Swiss Art Award for Architecture in 2012, was nominated for the Iakov Chernikov Prize 2014 and was finalist for the Debut Award at the Lisbon Triennale. He has been teaching and lecturing throughout Europe. Since 2016 he runs his own practice Boris Gusic Architekt.

gusic@arch.ethz.ch Boris Gusic Architekt

Christoph Junk

studied architecture at eth Zurich and graduated in 2008 with a free diploma about theatre typologies. He developed the new ‘Kameratheater’ with director Hartmut Wickert. Since 2008 he was working on several architecture, writing and art projects in Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands. In 2010 he formed Gruppe with Boris Gusic and Nicholas Lobo Brennan. Gruppe is based in Zurich and is working on architecture, art, theatre and publishing projects. Since 2011 he is teaching assistant at Tom Emerson’s Chair for Architecture and Design at eth Zürich.

junk@arch.ethz.ch

Nemanja Zimonjic

is an architect based in Zurich and Lausanne. He was educated at ETH Zurich where he graduated in 2013 with free diploma “Hidden Zurich", and Faculty of Architecture University of Belgrade where he graduated in 2009 on Master studies in Architecture. Since 2007 he worked with Prof. Branislav Mitrović in Belgrade on numerous projects and competitions, and has been awarded Gran Prix of Serbian Salon for Architecture in 2011. Currently collaborates with several Swiss and UK architects and artists on various projects. In 2013 he joined Tom Emerson’s Chair for Architecture and Design at ETH Zurich as a teaching assistant. He has been a guest critic and a lecturer at various architecture schools. He is one of the founders of TEN and Architecture Unit, involved with publishing, teaching, drawing and building.

zimonjic@arch.ethz.ch ten

Philip Shelley

studied at the University of Cambridge and eth Zurich, graduating with an independent diploma project on San José, Costa Rica. He has previously worked in offices in the uk, Germany and Switzerland; collaborating with Marcel Baumgartner in Zürich 2011–18 and since 2017 independently. He has served as guest critic at several schools of architecture, practices as a translator and editor of architectural writing, and writes about buildings, language and landscapes.

shelley@arch.ethz.ch

Daniel Ganz

Founded the Zürich-based office Ganz Landschaftsarchitekten in 1995, whose projects include the landscape architecture of the renovated eth Polyterasse, the garden of C.G. Jung’s house in Küsnacht and the gardens of Terminal E at Zürich Airport. Originally trained as a gardener, he studied landscape architecture under Dieter Kienast in Rapperswil, afterwards working for several years in Kingston, Jamaica. Alongside his practice he regularly lectures and has previously held teaching positions as Guest Professor at the epf Lausanne 2011–12 and at the Hochschule für Technik in Rapperswil 2008–12. He joined Studio Tom Emerson in 2015.

ganz@arch.ethz.ch

Guillaume Othenin-Girard

studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, the Cooper Union in New York City and the Istanbul Technical University. He has worked in Switzerland and the United States on projects within the domains of architecture, carpentry and publishing. In 2010 he extended the field of his independent research through travels in Japan and Mongolia. He was a studio director in the alice laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne from 2012-14. He is a co-founder of TEN and Architecture Unit and collaborates with artists and architects on various design, writing and exhibition projects.

othenin@arch.ethz.ch ten

Thomasine Wolfensberger

studied at eth Zürich. After graduating in 2003 she joined Herzog & de Meuron in Basel to work on the National Stadium Beijing. During the following years she was responsible project manager for the VitraHaus, in Weil am Rhein, Germany, the Actelion Business Centre in Allschwil, Switzerland and Beijing Film Academy Quindao, China. In 2008 she became Associate of Herzog & de Meuron. She was then among others also in charge of the Guadalajara Museum in Guadalajara, Mexico and the Gasklocka, Residential Tower in Stockholm, Sweden. In August 2011 she joined Tom Emerson's Chair for Architecture and Design at eth as teaching assistant.

wolfensberger@arch.ethz.ch


Amy Perkins

studied architecture at Cambridge University and London Metropolitan University, graduating in 2013. A founding member of Assemble Studio in 2010, she has worked on the Cineroleum and Folly for a Flyover self build projects. She worked for Caruso St John in London for a total of six years working on a range of projects including the renovation of the Tate Britain, Stockholm City Library, Hospitalfields Arts and Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. She taught undergraduate unit 2 at Cambridge University Department of Architecture from 2016-2017 with Rod Heyes and joined Tom Emerson's Chair for Architecture and Design at the eth as teaching assistant in 2018.


Current Student Assistants

Lucio Crignola, Julius Henkel, Sophie Keel, Myriam Marti, David Moser

Former Assistants

Céline Bessire, Nick Drofiak, Iela Herrling, Adi Heusser, Nicholas Lobo Brennan, Philipp Imboden, Steffen Jürgensen, Karl Rühle, Lucy Styles


Former Student Assistants

Theresa Behling, Christian Gork, Florence Willi, Kevin Dröscher, Bianca Kummer, Karl Rühle, Lukas Mersch, Cristina Bellucci, Karlis Berzins, Lorenza Donati, Florian Ringli, Hanna Schlösser, Timo Töws, Lukas Fink, Martin Zwahlen