Pessina Architects

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Dreikönigstrasse 7
8002 Zurich
+41 44 521 21 76
Via Giuseppe Motta 12
6900 Lugano
+41 91 291 30 00


The practice includes an heterogenic body of projects both in scale and program, favouring interdisciplinarity over specialization. The project process is developed across all phases of work, from conception to final realization, constantly investigating the potential of the project on multiple levels, constructive, spatial, material and immaterial, in order to provide a clear response to the complexity of the issue.

Luca Pessina

Luca Pessina (1981) grew up in Bellinzona and graduated with honours from the ETH Zurich in 2007. After working in Lugano, New York and Zurich, he founded Pessina Architects in Zurich in 2010, in parallel with his academic work. Following the construction of the new USI/SUPSI university campus in Lugano and the new Emergency response Station in Bellinzona, he opened in 2015 the Lugano office, continuing his activity along the axis between Ticino and Zurich.


Denisa Balaj
Tyrone Coletta
Michel Luppi
Luca Pessina
Francesco Piatti
Carlotta Sartorio

Former employees

Michele Cutolo
Stefano Neto da Silva
Renato De Ciccio
Nadia Dias
Veronica Marzorati
Lorenzo Plebani
Olmo Viscardi


Concept & Design
Esther Rieser
Web Development
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