We view our work as craftsmanship. We care about good craftsmanship, because it unites all of life. We set practical rules by ordering and classifying, comparing, and differentiating. Art and history provide important inspiration. Books expand our knowledge, and travelling broadens our horizons. Shifting perspectives from far to near, capturing the atmosphere, and detecting the mood bring us closer to the essence of craftsmanship.

Working persons

Daniel Ganz

Landscape Architect HTL/BSLA, Director

1961* in Zurich
Apprenticeship as a gardener
Studied landscape architecture at Interkantonales Technikum Rapperswil, Switzerland

Since 1995 owner of Ganz Landscape Architects
2008-2012 Lecturer at HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil on use of plant materials
2011-2012 Guest Professor at the Department for Architektur at EPFL
Since 2015 at Studio Tom Emerson at ETH in Zurich

+41 44 380 62 66
ganz@ganz-la.ch
«The forest became my studio» – Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

Maja Leonelli

Landscape Architect TU, Member of the Board

1976* in Bologna, I
Studied architecture at Accademia di Architettura, Mendrisio
12 years of professional as a landscape architect
Employed by Ganz Landscape Architects since 2020

T +41 44 380 62 78
leonelli@ganz-la.ch
«Idem est ergo beate vivere et secundum naturam.» - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Martin Aeschbacher

Landscape architect FH, Project team

1990* in Bern
Apprenticeship as a gardener
Studied landscape architecture at Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil
Employed by Ganz Landscape Architects since 2019

T +41 44 380 62 70
aeschbacher@ganz-la.ch

Laura Schwerzmann

Landscape Architect FH, Project Manager

1986* in Winterthur
Apprenticeship as a structural draughtsman
Studied landscape architecture at Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, Switzerland

2011 Internship at Ganz Landscape Architects
7 years of professional experience as a landscape architect

Employed by Ganz Landscape Architects since 2013

T +41 44 380 62 73
schwerzmann@ganz-la.ch
«Narren hasten, Kluge warten, Weise gehen in den Garten» - Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

Paul Junker

Landscape Architect FH, Project Manager

1983* in Dortmund, Germany
Studied landscape architecture at Fachhochschule Erfurt, Germany
11 years of professional experience as a landscape architect
Employed by Ganz Landscape Architects since 2016

T +41 44 380 62 71
junker@ganz-la.ch
«Am Anfang war der Garten ein Traum» - Karl Förster (1874-1970)

Mascha Schelten

Landscape architect FH, Project team

1990* in Wohmbrechts, Germany
Studied landscape architecture at
Fachhochschule Weihenstephan, Germany
4 years of professional experience as a landscape architect

Employed by Ganz Landscape Architects since 2018

T +41 44 380 62 74
schelten@ganz-la.ch

Heinz Trittibach

Accounting Clerk, Accountancy

1953* in Aarau
Commercial apprenticeship
Employed by Ganz Landscape Architects since 2012

T +41 44 380 62 78
trittibach@ganz-la.ch

Sophie von Schwerin

Dr. Ing. Landscape architect, Project team,

* 1978 in Marburg/ D

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Thomas Freivogel Dr. phil.

Art historian, Librarian

1954* in Basel
Studied art history, classical archaeology and Anglistics
Scientific officer and expert at library of art historical institute at university of Zurich
His main interests are seventeenth and eighteenth century art and the art history of the garden. For several years he served as a board member of the Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Gartenkultur (SGGK) and edited the SGGK News and, from 1986 to 2002, wrote the book review column in SGGK News. Thomas Freivogel is a member of staff of the online databases SIKART and HLS.
Publication list: www.khist.uzh.ch/de/bibliothek/bibliothek-mitarbeitende-neu/thomasfreivogel.html
Since 2009 responsible for the library of Ganz landscape architects

T +41 44 380 62 78
freivogel@ganz-la.ch
«Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, deerit nihil» - Cicero (106 B.C. - 43 B.C.)