I am committed to the needs of clients, the public and private space, society and the environment of today and tomorrow.
I am committed to addressing the needs of those who are in acute distress due to crises, armed conflicts or natural disasters.
I am committed to the preservation of cultural heritage in public and private spaces as well as buildings and places of historical value.
My office mainly deals with new buildings and renovations in the residential sector. It is important to me to integrate both the clients’ individual needs and environmental optimizations into the projects. I focus on ecological materials and renewable energies. I carry out all phases of architectural planning: Pre-project, construction and execution project, construction management, cost estimates and control, contracts, consultations, real estate appraisals and precautionary evidence gathering. A careful time and cost control are always part of my work. The office works with a team of outstanding construction professionals as well as with esteemed architect colleagues when required.
I have many years of experience in the field of humanitarian aid, especially in the reconstruction of villages in the Global South (houses, schools, hospitals, infrastructure) that have been destroyed by conflicts and/or natural disasters. One of my specialisation are so-called cash projects, where the beneficiaries receive direct financial aid. The construction work is accompanied in technical and financial terms. As a member of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit, I am available for short assignments after disasters. As an independent consultant, I take on mandates in various phases of reconstruction programmes (project development, monitoring, evaluation).
Renovations of buildings of historical and artistic importance as well as investigations of archaeological and historical monuments are another passion of mine. Thanks to the practical work and theoretical foundation I acquired during my time as an assistant at the Institute of Construction History and Preservation at the ETH in Zurich, I have developed my skills in the application of appropriate techniques and materials as well as in the coordination with the relevant authorities.
Simone Schoenenberger, Dipl. Arch. ETH SIA OTIA
After studying architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), I was an assistant at the Institute of Construction History and Preservation (ETH). During my 20-year professional career, I also gained in-depth experience in the planning and implementation of construction projects in Switzerland, in the management of reconstruction programs in the field of humanitarian aid for the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs SDC and for the Swiss Red Cross SRC in Sri Lanka, as well as in cultural heritage projects in Egypt, Jordan and Brazil.
I am a member of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit and of the Board of Trustees of INNOVABRIDGE, a Ticino-based foundation active in the field of development aid. Also, I am a member of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) and the Association of Engineers and Architects of the Canton of Ticino (OTIA).
Ticino (Switzerland) is my home and I have been living in Malcantone again since 2012. From there, I accompany my clients in the realisation of their diverse projects.
I was born in Algeria in 1972 and grew up in Malcantone. I speak and write fluently Italian, German, English, French and Portuguese and a little Arabic. I am married and mother of a school-age son.