Andrea Deplazes (°Chur, 1960) graduated in 1988 with Prof. Fabio Reinhardt at the ETH in Zurich. Immediately after his studies, he founded an agency with Valentin Bearth. Since 1997, he serves as professor Architektur + Konstruktion at the ETH in Zurich.
Valentin Bearth (°Tiefencastel, 1957) graduated in 1983 with Prof. Dolf Schnebli at the ETH in Zurich. From 1984 to 1988 he worked at the Atelier Peter Zumthor in Haldenstein, after which he founded as an independent desk with Andrea Deplazes. Since 2000, he serves as a guest professor at the Accademia di architettura in Mendrisio.