Manuel Herz Architects is an office for architecture and urban planning, based in Basel, Switzerland and Cologne, Germany.
Manuel Herz studied at the RWTH Aachen, and the Architectural Association in London. After teaching at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London, the Berlage Institute, Rotterdam and Harvard Graduate School of Design he was head of the teaching and research at ETH Studio Basel - Institute of the Contemporary City. After a visiting professorship at the ETH Zürich 2012-2014, he has been appointed professor of architecural and urban design at the University of Basel.
Besides his work as a practicing architect he researches and publishes on the relationship between architecture and nation building, and on refugee camps.