Prof. 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.

In 2003, Ute Schneider began working with KCAP. In 2006 she established KCAP’s Swiss office in Zurich and was appointed director in 2009. Since 2016 she is one of the partners of KCAP.  In this position she is co-responsible for the management of the office and coordinates many of KCAP Zurich’s projects spanning 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.

Teaching and research is core to the work of Ute Schneider. In 2020 she has been appointed Professor at the Vienna University of Technology, assigned to the Institute of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture. From 2012 to 2018, she supervised the integration of urban development at the University of Liechtenstein. In 2018, she held a visiting professorship at the TU Munich. Throughout her years of practice, Ute Schneider was involved in various exhibitions and publications of KCAP. She is a frequent lecturer and a valued member of a wide range of international selection commissions, juries and advisory boards.