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Swiss House

Swiss House Mission Street will unite the Consulate General, Swissnex, Switzerland Tourism, and Switzerland Global Enterprise with one shared front door. A local neighborhood storefront with global presence and cultural relevance reflecting Swiss values, artistry, and innovation, the environment for Swiss House will be visually clear and physically accessible, with an identity that conveys the best of Swiss design through an economy of means and minimal structural adaptation. A sustainable approach will guide the project development including the adaptive resuse of the historic structure, a resilient interior programming plan to accommodate future transformation, and a priority on wellness with the introduction of a daylight filled shared atrium garden.


Federal Office for Buildings & Logistics, Switzerland


San Francisco, CA, US




Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee (Johnston Marklee); Emanuel Christ, Christoph Gantenbein (Christ & Gantenbein)

Project Team

Nicholas Hofstede (Project Director), Eli Arkin (Project Manager), Christian Szalay, Loren Li (Johnston Marklee); Cloe Gattigo (Christ & Gantenbein)


  • 1st Prize, International Design Competition
    Swiss House
    October 2022


Interior Architect: Christ & Gantenbein; Structural Engineer: Holmes Group; MEP Engineer: Buro Happold; Lighting Design: Buro Happold