Thomas Hildebrand, AA Dipl. RIBA, Arch. FH, SIA, is the principal architect and owner of HILDEBRAND. Before graduating from the Architectural Association 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 in 1999. The office has gained international recognition and has won numerous prizes and awards such as the German Design Award and the North American Wood Design Award.

After teaching at the ETH for many years (1997-2006), he now teaches at the ZHAW Winterthur at the Institut of Urban Landscape. He is on the board of the Architekturforum Zürich and Zentrum Architektur Zürich (ZAZ), where he actively contributes to a continuous architectural discourse. He is regularly invited as a jury member in architectural and urban design competitions and has presided over numerous proceedings.