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About the Architects

Ueli Brauen and Doris Wälchli

Ueli Brauen began his career as a civil engineer in the Sultanate of Oman, where he managed irrigation projects for the Ministry of Agriculture. After studying architecture and working as an independent architect for several years, he founded Brauen Wälchli Architectes with Doris Wälchli. Away from the office, he works as an instructor at various architecture schools in Switzerland and abroad. He is a member of the Board of Education of the Swiss SEA and a member of the board of Werk, Bauen + Wohnen magazine.

Doris Wälchli studied architecture at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and subsequently worked for offices in Barcelona and Lucerne before founding Brauen Wälchli Architectes in collaboration with Ueli Brauen. She has taught at various architecture schools in Switzerland and internationally. She is currently chairwoman of the CUB, the Fondation Culture du Bâti, former chairwoman of the Geisendorfer Foundation for Architecture and a member of the Lucerne Urban Planning Committee and chairwoman of the Bern Urban Planning Committee.