Adam Caruso studied architecture at McGill University. Together with Peter St John, he founded Caruso St John Architects in 1990.
Alongside Peter St John, Adam oversees the work of Caruso St John’s two offices in London and Zurich. He is closely involved with all projects, public and commercial, including projects in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and buildings of the highest listing in the UK.
Adam regularly contributes articles for international architectural publications, and has authored and co-edited a number of books, including The Feeling of Things; Rudolf Schwarz and the Monumental Order of Things; Asnago Vender and the Construction of Modern Milan; The Stones of Fernand Pouillon: An Alternative Modernism in French Architecture; and Hopkins in the City.
Adam teaches in parallel with his practice and, in 2011, he was appointed Professor of Architecture and Construction at ETH Zürich. He has previously taught at the University of North London, the University of Bath, the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, and the Cities Programme at the LSE.
Adam is invited to lecture internationally on wider themes relating to architecture, as well as the work of the practice.
In 2019, the Royal Academy of Arts elected Adam Caruso and Peter St John, in partnership, as a Royal Academician in the category of Architecture.
Adam is a member of the RIBA, the Federation of Swiss Architects, the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects, the Berlin Chamber of Architects, and the French Order of Architects.
Peter St John
Peter St John studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and at the Architectural Association.
Together with Adam Caruso, he oversees the two offices of Caruso St John in London and Zurich. He leads projects of all scales – from large urban developments and cultural projects, to intricate interventions in complex historic settings.
Peter has taught architecture throughout his career and is a Professor of Architecture at London Metropolitan University. He has previously been a Visiting Professor at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and at the ETH Zurich.
Peter lectures extensively on architecture and Caruso St John’s work in the UK and abroad.
He is a member of the London Legacy Development Corporation Quality Review Panel, an independent panel that advises the LLDC on planning decisions that affect new building and outdoor spaces in the area around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
In 2019, Peter St John, in partnership with Adam Caruso, was elected a Royal Academician. In November 2020, Peter was elected Treasurer of the Royal Academy, becoming the 31st Academician to hold this office.
Peter is a member of the RIBA, the Berlin Chamber of Architects, and of the Federation of Swiss Architects.
Rod Heyes, London
Rod Heyes studied architecture at the University of Cambridge, and at London Metropolitan University – formerly the University of North London. He joined Caruso St John in 1998 and was made a director in 2005. Rod oversees the management and strategic direction of Caruso St John’s London office, and leads several of the practice’s project teams.
Rod is a design fellow in the department of architecture at the University of Cambridge, and a visiting professor at TU Wien.
Alongside his practice and teaching, Rod is studying for an MSc in Building Conservation at the University of York.
Michael Schneider, Zurich
Michael Schneider completed an apprenticeship as a structural draughtsman, and then studied architecture at the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, and at the Universität der Künste Berlin. Before joining the London office of Caruso St John in 2006, he worked for Meili Peter Architekten in Zurich, and taught architecture at the ETH in Zurich under Peter Märkli and Markus Peter.
Michael was made an associate in 2009. He founded Caruso St John’s Zurich office in 2011, and he became a director in 2013. Michael runs the Zurich office alongside Florian Zierer.
Florian Zierer, Zurich
Florian Zierer studied architecture at the Technical University of Braunschweig and at ETSAM, the Higher Technical School of Architecture in Madrid. Before joining Caruso St John’s London office in 2006, Florian worked in Berlin for the practices of Hans Kollhoff, and of Professor Adolf Krischanitz. He also taught architecture with Adolf Krischanitz at the Universität der Künste Berlin.
Florian was made an associate in the London office in 2009. In 2013, he joined Caruso St John’s office in Zurich as a Director, and he runs the Zurich office together with Michael Schneider.