Roger Hubeli
Associate Professor

Dipl. Architecture, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland

Roger Hubeli has worked as an architect in Switzerland where he is a member of the Swiss Architecture and Engineering Association. He pursued his early academic career at the University of Michigan and later at the ETH in Zurich under the chair of Marc Angelil. From 2008 to 2012 Hubeli was an Assistant Professor Position at the University of Illinois School of Architecture at Urbana-Champaign. He has been a guest reviewer at the ETH in Zurich, Columbia University in New York, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Hubeli is co-principal of APTUM, a design office based in Switzerland and the USA that he founded in 2004. He and his partner have been actively pursuing built work, such as dance spaces for the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, award-winning competitions, and recent exhibitions in Chicago, Scottsdale, St. Louis, New York, and Brooklyn. Most recently, they collaborated with world-renowned contemporary choreographer, Tere O’Connor, to design a stage set for his piece ‘Cover Boy’ that premiered at the Danspace Project at the St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, New York.

Beyond the work in his office Hubeli’s most recent research, teaching, and professional design work revolves around the notion of the tectonic and its potential to mediate between architecture, systems and ecologies. In 2011 he was awarded the prestigious fellowship at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire for a 6-week speculative research project based initially on Tony Garnier’s project for his Cite Industrielle.

Buildings and Projects

  • Cover Boy, Stage Set, St. Marks in the Bowery, New York, 2011/12
  • Gowanus Lowline, Competition, 2nd Place, 2011
  • 10UP Atlanta, Competition, 3rd Place, 2011
  • Network Reset - Rethinking the Chicago Emerald Necklace, Competition, 2nd Place, 2011
  • Graduate Dance Rehearsal Center, Built, University of Illinois CU, 2009-2011
  • ANCI Creative Award ‘Out of the Box’, Competition,2nd Place, 2010
  • Arbon Sportshalle, Competition, 6th Place, 2010
  • Flip-A-Strip, Competition, 3rd Place, 2008
  • House Stadler, Built, Neerach, Switzerland, 2004


  • Greatest Grid Exhibition, Featured, Museum of the City of New York, NY, 2011
  • Gowanus Lowline Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Set-Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2011
  • Stress Test, Solo Exhibition, Washington University Sam Fox School of Architecture, 2011
  • Architecture of Crisis, Solo Exhibition, I-Space, Chicago, IL, 2009
  • Flip-A-Strip Exhibition, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ, 2008

Grants and Awards

  • MacDowell Colony Residency, 2011
  • University of Illinois Creative Research Award, “Mini-Me –Lineages Between Construction and Urban Form” Award: $3,535 , 2010
  • Student Sustainability Committee, University of Illinois, Grant Award: $58,000, 2009
  • University of Illinois Research Board, Design-Build Mobile Rehearsal Dance Space, Award: $12,455, 2008


  • Plym Booklet - Kenneth Frampton, University of Illinois, Co-Editor, 2012
  • LW Magazine, Gowanus Canal Competition and Network Reset Competition Results, 2011
  • New York Times, Claudia Rocco, ‘Tere O’Connor’s Cover Boy’, 11.14.2011
  • INTERNI, ANCI Creative Awards, November Issue 2010. P. 52
  • Chicago Sun Times, David Hoekstra, ‘Housing transition as seen through the art of sprawl’, 12.15.2009

Administration and Service

  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 2008-2012   
  • Assistant (Junior Faculty), Chair Prof. Marc Angelil, ETH Zürich Switzerland, 2007-2008
  • Lecturer, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2004-2007