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 joined 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 celebrated “Newton Bar” in Berlin Mitte and the iconic “Daimler Benz Building” at the Potsdamer Platz.
In 2000 Martin worked on the Kop van Zuid Project in Rotterdam for Prof Hans Kollhoff. Just a few years later Martin helped to establish another office for Prof Hans Kollhoff in Switzerland . During this time Martin worked among other projects on the “Tivoli” project and the competition “Rapid Dietikon”in Zürich.
Martin started his US career in 2002 with bau10 where he eventually became partner. At bau10 Martin’s projects include land and master planning for Land Developments in the Santa Monica Mountains and Malibu, as well as designing and building residential and commercial buildings in Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice and Silver Lake.
Martin earned his architectural Master Degree at the University in Braunschweig, the oldest institute of technology in Germany and is a member of the Chamber of Architects in Germany. Martin is a licensed architect in California and member of the AIA.