Baumgartner + Partner was founded in 2016. We build our business on professionally experienced employees and collaborative structures. Thomas Baumgartner is founder and majority shareholder. Employees are invited to participate in the company. Since 2019, Emina Rastoder has been a partner and also holds individual power of attorney.

Thomas Baumgartner Gsell

Thomas Baumgartner Gsell is a trained draughtsman and qualified architect ETH/SIA. He studied with Valerio Olgiati, Flora Ruchat-Roncati and Herzog & de Meuron completed with internships with Miller & Maranta and the Luxembourg State Monument Conservation Agency. In 2001 he graduated with Andrea Deplazes.

After his training, he worked for seven years at Boltshauser Architects, where he was a project manager in charge of planning buildings for public authorities.

In 2007, he joined IE Industrial Engineering Zürich AG as a project manager, where he realized industrial buildings of high operational and technical complexity.

In 2017, he founded Baumgartner + Baumgartner AG with his brother Philippe. Since his resignation in August 2018, he has managed the company as Baumgartner + Partner AG as a main shareholder.

Thomas Baumgartner has a CAS in project management from the ZHAW and various further training courses in the areas of building law (SIA), personal development, negotiation, workshop moderation, and financial management (all ZfU).

Thomas speaks fluent French and English

Emina Rastoder

Emina Rastoder graduated in 2011 as Dipl.-Ing. Architecture at the TU Dortmund University and subsequently worked as a project architect at Kleihues + Kleihues Architekten in Dülmen. In 2014 she moved to Zurich. Until 2016 she worked as an architect at Althammer Hochuli Architekten.

Since January 2018 Emina Rastoder has been working for Baumgartner + Partner and manages projects with a focus on execution. Internally, she coordinates the awarding of contracts and manages the construction accounting. She has been an associated partner since spring 2019.

Emina speaks fluent German, Serbo-Croatian and Bosnia.

Jaime Gil Simoes

Jaime Gil graduated in 2014 as an architect from the Universidad de Alcalà, Madrid, with a specialisation in monument conservation. In 2010 he completed a year abroad at the TU Graz.

Via a job in the Engadin he came to Switzerland in 2015, where he has been living ever since. Until 2016 he worked as a planning architect at Lehmann Springer Architekten in Rapperswil, and for another year at Falbriard Architekten in Zurich.

Jaime Gil joined our company in autumn 2017. He is responsible for our BIM management and CAD system, from design to detailed planning.

Jaime speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.

Gisella Chacón Jo

Gisella Chacón studied at the Bauhaus University Weimar and graduated in 2007 with a degree in engineering in the field of architecture. After starting at AGPS Architecture Ltd., she joined Stücheli Architekten in 2008 and Müller Sigrist Architekten AG in 2010, where she spent more than eight years working on the design and realisation of various projects.

Since April 2019 Gisella Chacón has been strengthening our team as project manager with a focus on planning.

Gisella speaks fluent Spanish.