The people who work here shape out studio. Each of us has their professional and technical expertise and strengths. This is how projects, with all of their challenges, are handled competently. Lively interest in others’ areas of expertise, pleasure in working together and mutual helpfulness define our daily work. This quality is reflected in our projects. We work on projects precisely, with an exchange of know-how, expertly and meticulously.

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 Lecturer at Studio Tom Emerson at ETH in Zurich
2022 Guestlecturer at the chair of Prof. Christian Inderbitzin at KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

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

Maja Leonelli

Dipl. Architect USI AAM, Member of the Board

1976* in Bologna, I
Studied architecture at Accademia di Architettura, Mendrisio
13 years of professional experience 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
2 years of professional experience as a landscape architect
Employed by Ganz Landscape Architects since 2019

T +41 44 380 62 70
aeschbacher@ganz-la.ch
«Überall geht ein frühes Ahnen dem späteren Wissen voraus» [Later knowledge is always preceded by an early instinctive idea] – Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859)

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
8 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
12 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)

Sophie von Schwerin

Dr. Ing. Landscape architect, Project team,

*1978 in Marburg/ D
Training as a perennial plant gardener at the Botanical Garden in Hamburg
Undergraduate studies in landscape design, TU Berlin
Doctorate, Leibniz Universität Hannover
Since 2012 Research associate at University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil
Since 2014 Curator at
Archiv für Schweizer Landschaftsarchitektur
Since 2019 Project team member at Ganz Landscape Architects

 

 

 

T +41 44 380 62 70
vonschwerin@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

Sarah-Louise Dechow

Landscape architect FH, Project team

1991* in Schaffhausen/ SH
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, University of Virginia/ USA (Highest Distinction)
Studied landscape architecture at Ostschweizer Fachhochschule Rapperswil (OST)
Employed by Ganz Landscape Architects since 2021

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

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.
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.)