Thomas Hildebrand is the principal architect and owner of HILDEBRAND, which was established in 1999. Before graduating from the Architectural Association School in London, he had previously studied at the Technical University Biel in Switzerland. He has lived and worked in England, Holland, Germany and the USA before opening his practice in Zurich. Hildebrand has taught at the ETH both in the architectural as well as in the urban design department between 1997 and 2006. The office has gained international recognition and has won numerous prizes and awards such as the German Design Award or the North American Wood Design Award. He has also worked on juries, as a guest lecturer or guest critic in Switzerland and abroad.