Design-to-Production is a Zurich based firm that focusses on three key services: digital planning, consultancy and software development. As pioneers of building information modelling, they close the process chain that links a construction idea to its digital fabrication.
For more than a decade they have enabled projects of high complexity to take flight and have supported clients, architects, engineers, planners and fabricators in reaching new heights of efficiency, safety and quality.
Fabian Scheurer, Managing Partner
Fabian Scheurer is co-founder of Design-to-Production and leads the company’s office in Zurich.
He graduated from the Technical University of Munich with a diploma in computer science and architecture and gathered professional experience as CAD-trainer, software developer and new media consultant. In 2002 he joined Ludger Hovestadt’s CAAD group at the ETH Zurich, where he co-founded Design-to-Production as a research group to explore the connections between digital design and fabrication.
At the end of 2006 Design-to-Production teamed up with architect Arnold Walz and became a commercial consulting practice, supporting architects, engineers, and fabricators in the digital production of complex design.
Sylvain Usai, Planning & Software
Sylvain Usai is a trained Architect developing digital fabrication solutions for complex timber structures at Design-to-Production since 2014.
He works in close collaboration with Architects, Engineer and Contractors to precisely describe free-form buildings using custom-made software programs and allow for their realization.
Sylvain gathered experience on both programming and design for manufacture and assembly on free-form projects such as La Seine Musicale in Paris (2015-2017) and the Swatch Headquarter in Biel (2017-2019) or standard projects such as Krokodil Lokstadt Winterthur (2019).
Evy Slabbinck, Project Development & International Sales
Evy L. M. Slabbinck is a structural engineer and architect working for more than two years at Design-to-Production Zurich, and is responsible for International Sales, Project Development and Timber Consultancy. She is currently also teaching Structural Design at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Previously she was a Research Associate and tutor at the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design at the University of Stuttgart, where she currently finishes her PhD under Prof. Dr.-Ing Jan Knippers. She obtained the degree “Master of Science in Architectural Engineering” at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Universite Libre de Bruxelles, and also holds a Master of Science from the University of Stuttgart. She gained her professional experience in various international practices, where she worked as a membrane engineer and computational specialist in several international projects.
DESIGN TO PRODUCTION has been cooperating with renowned architects and architectural offices since 2005 – i.e. Foster + Partners, Marks Barfield architects, Zaha Hadid, X-Tu architects and Shigeru Ban— designer of the Swatch Headquarter in Biel (CH) shown in the images above and below.