Christian Scheidegger studied architecture at ETH Zürich from 1998 to 2004. In 2004 he was awarded with the ETH Medal and in 2002 for the diploma thesis project "Leuk Congress Center" and with the Swiss Steel Construction Award (Schweizer Stahlbaupreis “Prix Acier”) for the "Office Tower on the Jelmoli Parking Garage" in Zürich-City. From 2004 to 2009 he led the "Leutschenbach Schoolhouse" in the architecture firm of Christian Kerez. He then opened his own architectural office in Zürich-Wipkingen. He has taught architecture and design at the ETH Zürich as a lecturer.
Jürg Keller studied architecture at the ETH Zürich from 1997 to 2004. In 2010 he opened his own office, after leading the project “House with one Wall” in Zurich-Witikon in the office of Christian Kerez from 2004 to 2006 and the “Residential Complex Grünwald (Ringling)" in Zurich-Höngg in the office Schneider Studer Primas from 2006 to 2009. From 2009 to 2016 he taught architecture and design at the ETH Zürich.
Atelier Scheidegger Keller was founded in 2012. The most important projects include “House with two Columns” in Wilen (2009-2014), “House on a Slope 1” in Gordola (2011-17) and the “Multi-family Houses Zwyssigstrasse” in Bern (2011-18). Atelier Scheidegger Keller has received numerous awards for its project, 2015 the “Bauwelt-Award” and 2017 the “Concrete-Award” (Architekturpreis Beton 17) among others.
Porto Academy is the result of an enormous passion for architecture as a discipline. We admire the figures that dream about it, who build, study and promote it. We believe that practice - as an exercise of the architect’s profession - is central to the future of the discipline, and therefore one of the reasons why we’ve founded Porto Academy. For a week period, one lives the passion for the discipline of architecture and enjoys intellectual freedom.