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Founder and Partners

Martin Rein-Cano, Lorenz Dexler, Francesca Venier, Dan Budik © Topotek 1

Martin Rein-Cano: Founder, Managing Partner, Creative Director
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1967. Studied art history at Frankfurt University and landscape architecture at the Technical Universities of Hannover and Karlsruhe.

Lorenz Dexler:
Managing Partner
Born in Darmstadt, Germany in 1968. Studied landscape architecture at Hannover Technical University.

Martin Rein-Cano and Lorenz Dexler both teach and lecture at internationally known universities and cultural institutions and participate regularly in competition juries.

Dan Budik: Managing Partner
Born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1974. Studied architecture at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and ETSA Madrid. He worked as project manager in Brussels and Rotterdam for several years. Between 2009 and 2016 he ran his own office in Zurich and taught at ETH Zurich.

Francesca Venier: Associate Partner
Born in Milan, Italy in 1971. First studied product design, then architecture and urbanism at the Polytechnic University of Milan and at State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. She is responsible for the project and competition department at Topotek 1 since 2010.