Roman Sokalski (born in 1973) is a contemporary architect living in Zurich. He began his career in Switzerland where he studied medicine and architecture. His career took him to Basel, Boston and Beijing in order to collaborate with Herzog & de Meuron. Sokalski’s early work is often considered to be influenced by minimalism. However, since establishing his own practice in 2005, he has designed many subtle interventions within protected historic sites and natural landscapes. His compositions reflect their environment - not by simple adaptation but in their own natural way. Sokalski puts emphasis on the emotional influence a building has on us. His latest work investigates the correlation between architecture and “Heimat“ as a trinity of parentage, community and tradition.