Ute Schneider


Ute Schneider graduated in 1997 as architect and urban planner from the University of Stuttgart Germany, after working with interior design and furniture making. During her studies she worked for various German and Dutch architects offices among which Neutelings Riedijk Architecten in Rotterdam where she continued her professional career until the end of 1999. In 1998 she founded the office Zipherspaceworks in Stuttgart, in cooperation with her three partners Ippolito, Fleitz and Weismann and worked on a variety of projects in the fields of architecture, urban design, public space design, furniture design and graphic design.

Next to several freelance commissions Ute started to collaborate with KCAP in 2003. Since 2006, she heads the Swiss branch office in Zurich and was appointed Director KCAP Zurich in 2008 and became partner in 2016. In this position she is responsible for the office management and the coordination of KCAP Zurich’s projects, ranging from architecture and urban planning to the design and development of masterplans and transformation strategies in various scales and contexts. Among a broad variety of projects Ute pursues a focus on transport oriented developments.

Next to her project related work, Ute was involved in various exhibitions and publications of KCAP. She is regularly invited to lectures, selection commissions and juries. She is teaching at the University of Liechtenstein and is member of the advisory board (Gestaltungsbeirat) of Campus Mainz.