Vogt Landscape Architects was founded in Zurich in October 2000. Today about 30 employees are working in our main office, including landscape architects, architects, product designers and horticultural experts.
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). From 2005 to 2023, he 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.
Lars Ruge (*1969) completed an apprenticeship as a gardener - specialising in tree nursery - and then studied landscape architecture at Leibniz University in Hanover. After working in Hanover and Darmstadt, he has worked for Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten since 2005 and has been managing director of the Zurich office since 2016. With a great passion for plants and the diversity of scale, he leads numerous projects and competitions and writes about these topics, for instance, as co-author of the publication "Mutation and Morphosis". Since 2017, he has been a member of the Landscape Architects' Honorary Commission of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA).
Simon Kroll (*1984) studied landscape architecture at Leibnitz University Hanover and has worked for VOGT Landscape Architects Zurich since 2010. In 2020, he was a research assistant in Maren Brakebusch's guest studio at ETH Zurich, focusing on changing climatic conditions of today's urban landscapes and possible landscape architectural and urban design interventions of different scales. Since 2017, he has been a member of the management team and, as head of Case Studio VOGT, is responsible for research projects, product development and exhibitions.
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