Martin Zünkeler is the principal of bau10, a design practice operating at the forefront of the profession providing design and consultation services for residential, institutional and commercial development clients and partners.
In 1997 Martin worked with Peter Zumthor on the Columba Competition in Cologne before he moved to Berlin to join Professor Hans Kollhoff. Intrigued by the opportunity to work in Berlin at its peak of new construction rising out of the German reunification, Martin worked on the “Leibnizkolonnaden” a mixed used project close to the Ku’damm, the “Newton Bar” in Berlin Mitte and the “Daimler Benz Building” at the Potsdamer Platz.
In 2000 Martin moved to Rotterdam to work on the Kop van Zuid Project for Prof Hans Kollhoff. After one year, in 2001, Martin moved to Rotkreuz, Switzerland where he helped establish another office for Prof Hans Kollhoff. During this time Martin worked on the “Tivoli” project and the competition “Rapid Dietikon”.
Martin moved to the US in 2002 to work with bau10 where he became partner. At bau10 Martin worked on Land and Master planning for Land Developments mainly in the Santa Monica Mountains, as well as designing and building residential and commercial buildings in Malibu, Venice and Silver Lake.
Martin earned his architectural Master Degree at the University in Braunschweig and is a member of the Chamber of Architects in Germany. Martin joined the AIA as an international associate. Currently Martin is in the process of completing his architecture license in California.