Our work is created interdisciplinary and in dialog


sa_partners is a consulting firm for urban design and territorial planning in Zurich. The chief focus of our activity is on project development, process design as well as urban design at different scale levels. We are specialised in spatial strategies and design approaches for demanding areal and regional developments at the interface between urban design and spatial development at home and abroad.

Process innovation and future-oriented solution methods are an important part of our work. Here we depend on our nearness to research and development and our Spacelab, where we grapple with current questions pertinent to urban research and space-relevant trends in particular.

Our team stands for personal engagement, creativity and efficient implementation. We work interactively and interdisciplinary and cooperate depending on the task with a reliable network of dedicated experts from the fields of traffic, landscape, society and economics in Switzerland and abroad.


Dunja Kovári-Binggeli

Dunja Kovári-Binggeli

Dipl. Ing. TU (Technical University), Berlin

Founder and co-owner of sa_partners. Studies in urban and territorial planning, TU Berlin and TU Vienna. Erwin-Stephan-Prize-Winner. Collaboration for many years in international consulting firms and institutions in Zurich and Den Haag. Lecturer at the University of Applied Science, St. Gall. Member of different city building commissions in Switzerland.
Key competences: Integrated urban and territorial planning; strategic consultancy; spatial concepts and development strategies; trend research.

+41 44 515 25 21

Dr. Thomas Kovári

Dr. Thomas Kovári

Dipl. Arch. ETH (Federal Institute of Technology) / SIA (The Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects)

Founder and co-owner of sa_partners. Architectural studies leading to a Dipl. Arch. ETH, membership of SIA and doctorate in sciences, Dr. sc. ETH Zurich. Collaboration in internationally operating architectural offices in London, Munich and Zurich. Dissertation, research and teaching at the chair of Architecture and Urban Design ETH Zurich, Prof. Kees Christiaanse. Prize winner of national and international competitions. Planning and implementation of complex and large scale developments.
Key competences: Urban design and architecture; complex large scale developments; transformation of former industrial, railway and harbour areas; downtown revitalization and heritage preservation, hight-rise building developments; urban branding & revitalization.

+41 44 515 25 22


Dominique Erdin

M.Sc. Stadt- und Regionalplanung TU Cottbus

Lea von Moos

M.Sc. ETH in Raumentwicklung und Infrastruktursysteme

Angela Wiest

M.Sc. ETH in Architektur

Beat Lattmann

B.Sc. FHO in Raumplanung

Ipek Kahraman

M.Sc. TU Delft Urbanism

Nik Vögeli

Dipl. Ing. HTL Raumplaner

Aleksandra Scheifele

Dipl. Ing. TU Sarajevo

Saide Köppel

B.Sc. ZFH in Umweltingenieurwesen

Melania Marino

M.Sc. UNI Florenz in Urban Design und Planning

Ana Nesterova

M.Sc. TU Wien in Architektur

Former Staff

Philipp Mohr, Simon Kretz, Benno Agreiter, Anca Ungureanu, Jürg Bachofen, Christian Schubarth, Cristina da Silva, Jasmine Kastani, Beatrice Luna, Andreas Rupf, Christian Zäch, Kristina Strecker, Victoria Nuyaksheva, Vesna Ilic, Harry Leuter, Esther Frey, Elisa Brusa


Bundesamt für Raumentwicklung ARE
Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft SECO
Bundesamt für Energie
SBB Immobilien
Kanton Aargau
Aargau Services Standortförderung
Kanton Basel-Landschaft
Kanton Obwalden
Kanton Genf
Kanton St. Gallen
Amt für Wirtschaft St. Gallen
Stadt Karlsruhe [D]
Stadt Luzern
Stadt Chur
Stadt Genf
Stadt Yverdon-les-Bains, VD
Stadt Schlieren, ZH
Stadt Bülach, ZH
Stadt Kreuzlingen, TG
Stadt Sargans, SG
Stadt Buchs, SG
Stadt Rheinfelden, AG
Gemeinde Niederlenz, AG
Gemeinde Uznach, SG
Gemeinde Nesslau, SG
Gemeinde Bad Zurzach, AG
Gemeinde Bonstetten, ZH
Gemeinde Lindau, ZH
Gemeinde Lauterach [A]
Gemeinde Sarnen, OW
Gemeinde Reinach, AG
Gemeinde Engelberg, OW
Gemeinde Kriens, LU
Gemeinde Horw, LU
Gemeinde Bernex, GE
Gemeinde d'Ambilly, GE
Gemeinde Böttstein, AG
Gemeinde Quarten, SG
Gemeinde Flums, SG
Gemeinde Zumikon, ZH
Flughafen Zürich AG
Migros Genossenschaft Zürich
Häfen der trinationalen Agglomeration Basel [CH, D, F]
Shell Group Switzerland
Bracher und Partner AG
Frutiger Group
Rust Immobilien AG
Birchmeier Gruppe
Karl Vögele AG
Stiftung Gesundheitsförderung Bad Zurzach + Baden
SBB Immobilien
Bergbahnen Flumserberg AG
ETH Zurich
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (SNF)
Fachhochschule St. Gallen
Universität St. Gallen
Jointmasters of Architecture Burgdorf-Fribourg-Genf
TU Irkutsk [RUS]
Metropolitankonferenz Zürich
Gemeindeverband LuzernPlus
Regionalplanungsverband Baden Regio
Regionalplanungsverband Zurzibiet
Zürcher Planungsgruppe Weinland (ZPW)
Regionalplanungsverband ZürichseeLinth
Regionalkonferenz Nördlich Lägern
Regionalverband Hochrhein - Bodensee [D]
VSGU - Verband Schweizerischer Generalunternehmer