Modern look of Andreas Ramseier

Liked for his new designs combined to a great execution, Andreas Ramseier is a Swiss architect overbooked, way over the Swiss borders. He is the CEO of Ramseier & Associates Ltd. Andreas Ramseier says about his corporate’s philosophy: « develop an infallible technology, and then let your inspiration take over. » These words were from a Japanese architect. And for Ramseier it completely describes the philosophy of its company.

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He has been studying at the Zurich University of the Arts from 1970 to 1974 with architecture specialization. He get graduated in 1974: Diplom by Willy Guhl / Architect & Interior designer. He continues his studies at the Berklee College of Music (specialist subject: Film Music Composition) untill 1977. In 1977 he goes to the USA, and work as a design architect and interior designer in several offices. It is in 1980 that he creates his company and start working independently. He won several prizes.

The company he runs employs between 12 and 15 people. His work consists in prototypical architecture, interior design and corporate architecture for banks, insurance companies, museums, and shopping centers.

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« I sit, apart from a sensible choice of materials, a timeless modern yet welcoming architectural language. » That is how Ramseier describes his work. The materials he use the most are of great quality and esthetic value, he tries not to use metal or wood. He thinks that the Swiss architecture is unique because of its great functionality assets.

Most of his constructions have a clear architectural language, they are developed depending the user’s view.

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PRIZES & AWARDS

 Here’s the list of the different prizes or awards that Ramseier or his company won:

  • Iconic Awards 2014 Winner Architecture, for the Margarete Steiff Museum Giengen
  • Iconic Awards 2014 Winner Interior, for the VP Bank Bahnhofstrasse Zürich
  • Award “best architects 10”, for the VP Bank Bahnhofstrasse Zürich
  • Tageslicht – Award 2010 Velux Foundation and Department Architecture ETH Zürich
  • BPB Rigips Trophy ’03 – 2nd prize, for the Centre Commercial & De Loisirs De La Praille Geneva
  • Financial Institution of the Year 2001-02 – 1st prize, for the Kreissparkasse Munich Starnberg