Catherine Gay Menzel
Architecte epfz fas
Born in Zurich in 1974, Catherine Gay Menzel grew up in the Valais. She studied at the ETH Zurich and graduated as an architect in 1999 with Prof. Andrea Deplazes. The same year, she moved to Berlin where she worked at the office of Hans Kollhoff. In January 2003, she moved to New York and worked for Leslie Gill Architect and collaborated with Götz Menzel. She returned to Europe in 2005 where she worked with Sabarchitekten AG and François Fasnacht Architekt in Basel. She worked at Herzog & de Meuron in Hamburg on the Elbphilharmonie project from 2007 to 2008. In 2009, she joined the office of Roland Gay Architectes in Monthey, Valais. In 2013, she co-founded the architectural firm GayMenzel. Since 2018 she is Vice-president of the cantonal building commission of the Valais. Since 2020 she is visiting professor at EPFL.
Dipl.-Ing. Architekt fas sia
Born in Hamburg in 1973, Götz Menzel grew up in Germany and England. He studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart and at the EPFL. After graduating from Stuttgart in 2000 with Prof. Peter Cheret, he worked in New York at CDR Studio for five years and in parallel with Catherine Gay Menzel. He returned to Europe in 2005 where he worked at Herzog & de Meuron in Basel and Hamburg on the project of the Elbphilharmonie. In 2009, he joined the office of Roland Gay Architectes in Monthey, Valais. In 2013, he co-founded the architectural firm GayMenzel. As a member of SIA, he was a member of the board of the architecture professional group (BGA) from 2014 to 2017. From 2010 to 2013, he was Head of Teaching to Prof. Harry Gugger at the EPFL. Since 2017, he has been appointed Associate Professor at the Joint Master of the HEIA Fribourg. He is visiting professor at EPFL since 2021.