“The question is not what is the cost of architecture, but what is the cost of not having architecture.”

About us

Who we are

IMPACT Studio is a design practice dedicated to projects that focus on social architecture, green building and humanitarian architecture. Founded in 2015 by Mikhail Broger & Vincent Pittier and operating out of Switzerland, Our work includes educational, tourism, health, commercial and residential projects.

In an age when more individuals are looking for architecturally designed homes it’s easy to forget that the fundamental purpose of architecture is to provide shelter. For a significant sector of the world’s population, this is a struggle. That is why we also commit ourselves on finding solutions to basic community needs in humanitarian architecture.

What we do

We offer the full scope of architectural services, from inception to completion. Our engagement is not limited by a standard scope of services, but by the passion to deliver carefully crafted projects which make a difference to client and community alike.

We are part of a closely-knit team of building professionals. As a group, we offer a one-stop solution for comprehensive construction consultancy with a proven track record of successfully delivering complex projects in difficult environments.


Mikhail Broger ⎟ Architect EPFL-SIA

2019: shelter cluster coordinator following the Idai cyclone in Mozambique

2017-2018 : humanitarian aid mission with the High Commissioner for the Refugees in the Rohingya settlements, Bangladesh

2016-today : co-founder of IMPACT Architects

2011-2016: humanitarian aid missions with SDC-HA in Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines & Haïti

2011-today: Independent architect, Switzerland

2010: Technical consultant for the GIZ (German International Development Agency) in Albania

2004-2010: Project manager at Esposito & Javet Architects, Lausanne

2001-2002: Architect at Sanchéz Arquitectos, Mexico City

2004: master in architecture EPFL, Lausanne

Vincent Pittier, Architect EPFL-SIA

2016-today : co-founder of IMPACT Architects

2010-2011: humanitarian aid mission with l’UNICEF in Sri-Lanka

2009: training in rammed-earth construction in Auroville, India

2008-2009: architect at the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) in Pondichéry, India

2006-2008: Technical consultant for the Swiss based NGO’s Frères de nos frères and the Swiss Solidarity in India

2004-today: Independent architect, Switzerland

2001-2004: Architect at Ferrari & Associates, Lausanne

1999: Architect and urban planner  at Ricard Pié, Barcelona

1998-1999: Architect at Shaukat & Associates and with the NGO EPS in Mingora, Pakistan. Collaboration on an international research project funded by SDC and the FNRS

2001: master in architecture EPFL, Lausanne