Pessina Architects

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Grubenstrasse 9
8045 Zürich
+41 44 521 21 76
Via Carlo Maderno 23
6900 Lugano
+41 91 291 30 03


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.


Alesandro Luraschi
Luca Pessina
Aramis Vincenzi

Former employees

Denisa Balaj, Tyrone Coletta, Michele Cutolo, Renato De Ciccio, Nadia Dias, Darren Fanti, Luca Hüttenmoser, Michel Luppi, Veronica Marzorati, Francesco Piatti, Lorenzo Plebani, Tommaso Polli, Carlotta Sartorio, Olmo Viscardi


Concept & Design
Esther Rieser
Web Development
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