Hiromi Hosoya

Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design

HIROMI HOSOYA is a founding partner of Hosoya Schaefer Architects. She has bachelors in English Literature, Fine Arts, and Architecture as well as a Masters degree in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Afterwards, she worked for five years for Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects in Tokyo until she became independent in 2003. She has taught interdisciplinary design studios at Cornell University in 2005 and 2006, and was professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, in Vienna, Austria from 2007 to 2012. Furthermore, she has taught an advanced architecture design studio at GSD in 2011.

HOSOYA SCHAEFER is a Zürich based office for architecture, urban design and research. It was founded by Markus Schaefer and Hiromi Hosoya in 2003. With innovation as a core competence, the office is involved in building design and realization, urban design, and media installations. The office has won numerous international awards and is working on a wide spectrum of projects such as the new urban quarters in the HafenCity Elbbrücken and in Wilhelmsburg in Hamburg, Germany. In Switzerland, the office won first prizes for conversion of the Benninger Areal in Uzwil, the new national exposition in 2027 in Eastern Switzerland, or the station square project and area development of Herisau. By combining academia, practice, and research, Hosoya Schaefer Architects is able to bring solid perspectives on urbanism, systemic thinking, and innovative solutions to each project they take on. These pursuits benefit both clients and the office's prescient understanding of a common, urban future.