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Marianne Burkhalter


Has practiced as an architect in Florence (Superstudio), New York and Los Angeles (Studio Works), and been an auditor at the University of Princeton. She has taught at SKI-ARC in Los Angeles and the Lausanne Polytechnic. She currently runs an architectural practice in Zurich with Christian Sumi. The firm acquired an international reputation by, among other things, its innovative wooden buildings and distinctive use of polychrome colours. Currently it is engaged in restructuring industrial buildings and the urbanization of Alpine space, as well as designing exhibition installations: Gottfried Semper (Zurich 2004), Robots (Zurich 2009).