Günther Vogt (*1957) studied landscape architecture at the Intercantonal Technical College in Rapperswil after completing his training as a gardener. VOGT Landscape Architects emerged from the former partnership with Dieter Kienast in Zurich in 2000, followed by branch offices in London (2008), Berlin (2010) and Paris (2019). Since 2005, he has taught as a professor at the Institute for Landscape and Urban Studies (LUS) at the Department of Architecture (D-ARCH) at ETH Zurich. In 2012 he was a visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and was awarded the Prix Meret Oppenheim in the same year. In 2010 Günther Vogt opened the Case Studio VOGT as a platform for interdisciplinary projects between teaching and practice. As a passionate collector and curious traveller, he searches for ways to read, interpret and describe the landscape, finding answers to questions about future forms of urban coexistence. His work is characterised by an exchange between different disciplines and cooperation with artists.
Maren Brakebusch (*1974) studied landscape architecture at Leibniz Universität Hannover and has been Professor of Garden and Landscape Architecture at FH Potsdam since 2022. After working in Berlin and Hanover, she joined VOGT Landscape Architects in 2002 and heads the four offices in Zurich, London, Berlin and Paris as overall office manager and president of the supervisory board. She is passionate about supervising selected projects and has taught as a guest lecturer at FH Potsdam (2017-2021) and ETH Zurich (2020-21).
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Thomas Kissling (*1980) studied architecture at ETH Zurich after his apprenticeship as an interior designer and worked as a research assistant and senior assistant at Günther Vogt's professorship at ETH Zurich between 2010 and 2021. He taught future architects at FH Potsdam (2020/2021) and ETH Zurich (2022/2023) and is the editor of the publications "Landscape as a Cabinet of Curiosities", "Mutation and Morphosis" and "Solid-Fluid-Biotic" (all Lars Müller Publishers, Zurich). He has worked for VOGT Landscape Architects since 2021 and heads the four offices in Zurich, London, Berlin and Paris as overall office manager.
Laure Baretaud (*1979) studied geography and urban planning at Paris-IV La Sorbonne and landscape at the Academie Van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam and the École Nationale Supérieure du Paysage de Versailles. Before joining VOGT Landscape in London in 2013, she worked for the public and private sectors in China, Netherlands, and France. From 2015, she co-led the London office with Martijn Slob while volunteering for the botanical gardens in Kew and Chelsea and taught landscape at Kingston School of Art. She is currently the head of VOGT Paysage – Urbanisme in Paris and a member of the management team.