The office Bauart Architects and Planners Ltd is based in Bern, Neuchâtel and Zurich and was founded in 1987. Today it has around 60 employees, including almost 40 architects. Willi Frei, Raffael Graf, Stefan Graf, Peter C. Jakob, Emmanuel Rey, Yorick Ringeisen and Marco Ryter are the seven partners of the office.
The activities of Bauart cover many fields of architecture and urban development. The office is dedicated both to new buildings and converting existing structures. It is characterised by the initiation, development, supervision and implementation of creative, innovative and ambitious ideas. Achieving sustainable solutions that significantly contribute to improving the quality of the developed environment forms a special focus of operations. The office’s partners are also represented in various expert associations such as the Federation of Swiss Architects (FAS), the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA), the Federation of Swiss Planners (FSU), the Schweizer Werkbund (SWB), Swissolar, Cobaty international and the Association Ecoparc.