Reto Gmür

Reto Gmür

Conférence Suisse des Architectes
Architect, ADC Expert

c/o REG - Hirschengraben 10 | 3011 Bern
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I am a committed Swiss architect who runs his own atelier in Basel.
The size of the office is limited by the Demand for Quality we try to reach.
The Office has its focus on healthcare design, but is also active in the field of public buildings and housing design, transformations and cultural heritage.
Participating in a lot of Architectural Design Competitions, as a participant or jury member gives me a good base in various volunteer commitments promoting high quality of architecture in competitions.

Professional Experience
25.06.1976 Born in Basel, Switzerland
1996 – 2002 Studies of Architecture at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Diploma with Prof. Patrick Berger and Luigi Snozzi
1998 – 1999 Internship 1 year at Dominique Perrault Architecture, Paris
2002 Entry in the architecture office of Silvia Gmür
2005 – New Formation of the office ‘Silvia Gmür Reto Gmür Architekten’, Managing director
2015 – Jury Member in AD Competitions in CH, DE an AT
2017 – Lecturer at the University of Stuttgart, Master’s Degree Program
From 2018 – Chairman of the Management Board of ‘Silvia Gmür Reto Gmür Architekten’

BSA Bund Schweizer Architektinnen und Architekten
SIA Swiss society of engineers and architects
CSA Conférence Suisse des Architectes – Board Member

Volunteer Experience
2011 – 2017 Standards Commission eBKP-H (eCC-BC Element-based cost classification for building construction), SKP (Building Cost classification hospitals), BKP (BCC Building Cost classification)
2018 – 2023 Founding Member and President of the BWAnw (Beobachter für Wettbewerbe und Ausschreibungen, Nordwestschweiz), an association evaluating the quality of AD competition and tender documents
2018 – 2023 Board Member of the Swiss coordination and harmonization of market monitoring for AD competitions and tenders
2021 – (2024) Workgroup for the KBOB (Conférence de coordination des services de la construction et des immeubles des maîtres d’ouvrage publics) Guidelines for AD Competitions, Study Commissions and Planner selection procedures
2023 – (2024) SIA Standards commission/ work group revision of the Regulations for Architecture and Engineering Design Competition and Regulations for Architecture and Engineering Study Commissions
2023 – Board Member of CSA (Conférence Suisse des Architectes)

Key projects
 Holiday house, Greece
 New built atelier and appartement house, Frobenstrasse Basel
 New laboratory building for pathology and legal medicine, cantonal hospital in St. Gallen
 Project for a children’s hospital Bioistanbul, Istanbul Turkey
 Masterplans for the cantonal hospitals of Graubünden, cantonal hospital of Luzern, cantonal hospital of St. Gallen
 New cantonal hospital of Solothurn (Bürgerspital)
 Extension of the geriatric hospital of St. Gallen
 New chamber music hall in Vitznau
 Masterplanning for the Charité, Campus Benjamin Franklin Berlin
 Masterplanning for the Charité, Campus Mitte Berlin

Exhibitions (Selection)
2014 – 2015 ‘A Hospital is a house for man’,
Solo Exhibition in Harvard GSD, Palazzo Ducale Venice, Paris
2015 ‘The Façade as a space’,
Solo Exhibition at the Architekturforum Zürich
2023 ‘Das Kranke(n)haus, Wie Architektur heilen hilft’,
Pinakothek der Moderne München

2002 SIA-Prize for the best diploma thesis of the year
2008, 2011 Good building Award Basel-Stadt/ Ostschweiiz
2011, 2012 Best architects
2013 Architecture Prize Beton
2022 German Design Award Nominee

German Mother tongue
French good language skills
English good language skills

Personal Interests
Reading, Photography, Snowboard, Handball