Niklaus Haller is a Research Assistant at the Chair of Building Systems, Institute of Technology in Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich).
He is also working on his PhD thesis, and his current research at ETH Zurich is dedicated to the architectural implications of LowEx Building Systems. Its main focus is the integration of hybrid solar collectors in roof construction.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne and a Master of Science in Architecture from the ETH Zurich. During his studies he spent time at the Technical University in Berlin (TU Berlin) and worked in the office of Sauerbruch Hutton Architects and the TU Berlin related pilot project “Die Baupiloten”.
Before he joined the research group of Hansjürg Leibundgut, he worked for the planning authorities of the City of Zurich and the architectural office of David Munz where he led the HPZ project on the ETH campus. This was the first refurbishment project following the ZeroEmission-LowEx Strategy.
Niklaus Haller was an Assistant in the Workshop “Local resources: Leveraging regional skills and metabolism” at the 4th International Holcim Forum held in Mumbai in 2013.