Calendar: Scholl Lecture Series: Christine Binswanger of Herzog & de Meuron

Event Description

In celebration of our 35th anniversary, we welcome the lead architect of PAMM's world-renowned building, Christine Binswanger, senior partner at Herzog & de Meuron. Binswanger will detail the architectural principles of our building and will discuss its successes and challenges with PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans.


Herzog & de Meuron is a partnership led by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron with Senior Partners Christine Binswanger, Ascan Mergenthaler, Stefan Marbach, Esther Zumsteg, and Jason Frantzen.

Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron established their office in Basel in 1978. An international team of five Senior Partners, five Partners, 44 Associates and around 400 collaborators works on projects across Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Herzog & de Meuron have designed a wide range of projects from the small scale of a private home to the large scale of urban design. While many projects are highly recognized public facilities, such as stadiums and museums, they have also completed several distinguished private projects including apartment buildings, offices, and factories. Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have been awarded numerous prizes including the Pritzker Architecture Prize (USA) in 2001, the RIBA Royal Gold Medal (UK) and the Praemium Imperiale (Japan), both in 2007. In 2014, Herzog & de Meuron were awarded the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) for 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron were awarded the title of doctor honoris causa in 2018 by the Technical University of Munich.

Christine Binswanger
Senior Partner

Christine Binswanger joined Herzog & de Meuron in 1991, became a partner in 1994, and has been senior partner since 2009. She is responsible for projects in many countries, with particular focus in Switzerland, France, Spain, and the US. She has been in charge of many museum projects, including the expansion of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, USA; the Pérez Art Museum in Miami, USA, and the extension of the Musée Unterlinden in Colmar, France. The REHAB Basel, Centre for Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries in Basel, Switzerland, and the new Kinderspital Zürich, Switzerland, are notable examples of a number of hospital projects she leads. Her experience in urban development includes large civic planning projects in Lyon, France, and Burgos, Spain, as well as a large transformation project in the Dreispitz area of Basel, Switzerland. Housing projects she has led include the Rue des Suisses Apartment Buildings in Paris, France, and the Zellwegerpark in Uster, Switzerland. She was also in charge of the 1111 Lincoln Road project, a mixed-use structure for parking, retail, a restaurant, and private residence in Miami Beach, USA. 

Binswanger studied architecture at the ETH Zurich from 1984 to 1990 and received the Meret Oppenheim Prize in 2004 in recognition of her active leadership in the architecture and art community.