Valéry Clavien graduated from the Fribourg School of Engineers and Architects in Switzerland. After his studies he worked at Carosio Architects in Zurich, then in Geneva at the office of Devanthéry and Lamunière.
Graduated from Fribourg also, Nicolas Rossier worked in New York at kiss+zwigard architects, then in Berlin at Daniel Liebeskind office. After several missions spent with ICRC as an architect, he follows a Master's degree in Architecture in Geneva where he is teaching at the present as a scientific assistant. With their diverse experiences, they join and start their own office in 2009 and are currently working on various projects in Switzerland, France and Niger.