Alexander Felix

Manager (since 2023), *1970. Studied architecture at the Technical University of Munich and worked in an architectural office before he was drawn to writing. After working as a trade journalist at Detail and TEC21, he switched to the publishing side. From 2013 to 2023, he worked at Birkhäuser Verlag in Basel, where he oversaw numerous specialist books and drove forward collaborative and digitization projects. Alexander Felix lives in Basel and is active in architectural education on a voluntary basis at the Architecture Dialogues Foundation.


Karin Decurtins

Publishing Marketing (since 2022) *1971, is a trained printer and worked for several years in the graphic arts industry, on the publishing side and in agencies. At werk, bauen + wohnen she is responsible for marketing and general publishing work.

Fabienne Schneider

Publishing employee (since 2022) *1997. Completed education as multimedia producer. In the field of social media she was able to gain experience during several months at a marketing company. However, her work in the online editorial team of a local newspaper led her to publishing. Since then she is responsible for content management and general publishing work at werk, bauen + wohnen.

Cover photo series 2024

Gosia Olchowska designs the 2024 covers with her paper collages. Her cheerful depictions originate from paper bas-reliefs and are made by hand for each issue. She was born in Bartoszyce in northern Poland and studied architecture in Delft and printmaking in Ghent. She has been a freelance artist since 2016 and lives and works in Antwerp and Ghent.

Cover photo archive:

2023: Severin Kuhn, Zürich
2022: Tomas Fryscak, Lausanne
2021: Scanvision, Zurich
2020: Corina Flühmann, Zurich
2019: Studio Feixen, Luzern
2017: FLAG, Bastien Aubry und Dimitri Broquard
2016: Eik Frenzel, Lausanne
2015: Peter Tillessen, Zurich
2014: Katalin Deér, St. Gall
2013: Roman Keller, Zurich (6–2013 – 12–2013)

Editorial department & Design

Roland Züger, editor-in-chief a.i.

Dipl. Ing. Architekt HTL, (editor since 2011), *1975. Studied architecture at the ZHAW in Winterthur and at the UdK in Berlin. Worked in a number of architects’ offices in Vienna, Zurich und Berlin. Since 2007 Studio TZ+ in Dresden, since 2010 architecture practice with Florian Kessel in Berlin/Zurich. Various contributions to books and specialist journals such as Bauwelt, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui and Trans. Since 2007 lecturer in design at the ZHAW Winterthur.

Jenny Keller

Dipl. Architektin ETH / M.A. (editor since 2019) *1980. Diploma with Miroslav Šik 2006, followed by her first writing work, which was given an even sounder base by a second master’s degree in mediation and cultural journalism  («publishing & mediating») at the ZHdK. Until 2018 editor-in-chief at, parallel to this, as a freelance architecture journalist she has contributed to the NZZ, Bauwelt, Tec21 and Hochparterre. In the various book projects that Jenny Keller conceives and monitors with great commitment she focuses on the mediation of architecture, as her plea is: architecture affects all of us.

Lucia Gratz

Dipl. Architektin TU/ MAS ETH SIA (editor since 2022), *1980. Studied architecture at the TU Munich and ETSA Madrid, worked in development cooperation (Egypt/ India) and as project manager in various architectural offices in Switzerland. Studied journalism at the MAZ Lucerne, scientific assistant at the ETH Zurich and worked as a freelance author and editor. Research and publication on system building in Switzerland.

Christoph Ramisch

Dipl. Architekt MAS ETH gta (editor since 2023), *1980. Studied architecture at the Bauhaus University Weimar. Worked in architectural offices in Weimar and Zurich. 2016 graduation MAS "History and Theory of Architecture" at the Institute gta of ETH Zurich, since then contributions to journals and book projects, such as "Empathy as Function. The school buildings of Emil Jauch". Since 2018 lecturer for architecture-related writing at the HS Luzern.

Design, Art Direction

Every issue of werk, bauen + wohnen is individually designed – like a book. This variety is based on a concept for the issues that appears to be both contemporary and classic and is related to the design history of this periodical. In the current world of magazines this kind of quality is unique. Here our independent partner Elektrosmog, a studio for graphic design in Zurich, is responsible.  Together with Marina Brugger and Natalie Ricker art director Marco Walser has been designing the issues and the visual presence of werk, bauen + wohnen since 2013. Elektrosmog has regularly attracted attention with often surprising designs and high artistic standards and has received numerous awards.