• Dipl. Architect ETH/SIA | MAS Business Engineer ZHAW
  • Principal
  • Born: 05. July 1963 at Chur (Switzerland)
  • Company formation: KESSINGER Architektur und Gestaltung - 1994
  • Transition to LTD: KESSINGER Architektur und Gestaltung LTD - 2003
  • Member of Swiss Engineer and Architect Association SIA

Peter Kessinger's professional goals are focused on developing and providing profound expertise of international architecture and construction industry to his clients. For the past 15 years Peter has developed a wide experience as project manager and owner's representative for large construction projects such as hotels, schools, residential developments, hospitals and restaurants in Europe incl. GUS, Asia, Africa and North America. Peter is specialized in hospitality and residential developments with a responsible and respectful exposure to design and environment as well as a sustainable focus to our future. His extraordinary intercultural management capability combined with his professional competences and diplomatic negotiation and leadership skills are key factors for his successful work. Peter is a preferred construction professional for investors and owners when it comes to lead ambitious projects to life. 

Professional expertise

  • Numerous architectural and design projects (1994 - 2021)
  • Client's representative for Airport Zurich: The Circle, Hotel and Conference Center (since 2018)
  • Client's representative for Marriott products: Moxy / Residence Inn / Renaissance / Courtyard by Marriott (since 2016)
  • Owner's representation for foundation for senior residences SAW Zurich (2014 - 2016)
  • Client's representative and planning consultant for FRHI (Fairmont / Raffles / Swissôtel): global restaurant and hotel projects (2005 - 2014)
  • Lecturer for CAAD - Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur ZHW (1998 - 2001)
  • Teaching Assistant for Design and Construction (D&C) at ETHZ, Chair of Prof. H.E.Kramel (1993 - 1998)
  • Project manager - M&P Merkesteyn and Partner AG, Zurich (1991 - 1993)

Education & Awards

  • MAS Business Engineer ZHAW - Master 2016.
  • WI Award 2016 for the best nationwide master thesis in Business Engineering. 
  • Architectural studies at the ETH Zurich - Diploma 1990
  • Cantonal school Graubünden, Chur - matura Type B 1984