Simon Hartmann was born in 1974. He studied architecture at the EPF Lausanne, at ETH Zurich, and at the TU Berlin. He taught at ETH Studio Basel from 2002 to 2007. In 2003, he founded the company HHF Architects with Tilo Herlach and Simon Frommenwiler. HHF Architects is a Basel-based architecture studio with completed and ongoing projects in Switzerland, China, the US, Germany, and Italy. In parallel with his work at the company, Simon taught workshops at Universidad Iberoamerican (Mexico City) in 2006 and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2007.