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Urs Primas

Urs Primas

ZHAW School of Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering
Tössfeldstrasse 11
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 76 46

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Lecturer, School of Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering

Professional development teaching

Expertise and research interests

Urban morphology, Space Syntax, Development in fine-grained allotment structures, post-war housing areas, settlements and natural hazards.

Educational background

1991 Diploma in Architecture at ETH Zurich with Prof. Alexander Henz

Professional milestones

Amsterdam (1995-2002): project leader for Bosch Haslett Architects, Dutch correspondent for «werk, bauen + wohnen», lecturer at AvB Amsterdam and TU Delft. Since 2002 architectural practice in Zurich, teaching assignments and research projects at ZHAW. Since 2006 Partner at Schneider Studer Primas, 2017/18 visiting professor at ETH Zurich with Franziska Schneider und Jens Studer.

Membership of networks



Books and monographs, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
  • Primas, Urs,


    Nested networks [paper].


    Feliciotti, Alessandra; Fleischmann, Martin, eds.,

    Urban Form and the Sustainable and Prosperous City (ISUF 2021), Glasgow, Scotland, 29 June - 3 July 2021.


    University of Strathclyde Publishing.

    pp. 219-228.

    Available from:

Other publications