Fireside Chat: LIGHT & SHADOW with Daniel Heusser

Building up an Architecture and Project Management Office in China –
Join us for an insightful evening as Mr. Heusser discusses his successful journey in China over the past 25 years.

Event Details


swissnex China office
22F, Building A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China


April 08, 2019 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm Asia/Shanghai (UTC+08:00)


Free. RSVP required.

The Fireside Chat is a format where we invite seasoned Swiss speakers to share their insightful experiences in China. This presentation series, hosted at swissnex China, is a collaboration between the ETH Zurich Alumni Chapter, SwissCham and swissnex China.

For this edition, we have the pleasure to welcome Daniel HEUSSER, general manager at Virtuarch. Daniel is a passionate architect and experienced project manager, active in China since 1994. He is heading a team of more than 70 designers, architects, engineers and project managers realizing high quality projects in China and Southeast Asia.



Mr. Daniel HEUSSER

Chief Architect / GM at Virtuarch


After graduating in architecture from ETH Zurich, he has worked as senior architect and project manager in China for 25 years, first in the role of the Vice General Manager of a Sino-Swiss Joint Venture company for Architecture and Urban Planning in Shijiazhuang and Beijing, and from the year 2003 onwards as founder and managing partner of Virtuarch in Shanghai.

Daniel, as a typical founder of a company, found his role in building up and developing the company, managing the company while, for key projects, laying out the strategy for the projects and overlooking the entire project progress. With his background, he is especially involved in concept design,  detail  design  and  construction  design,  and of course in the crucial coordination with the owner.

Daniel believes that good projects need good Owners and are always the result of a teamwork.

Join us on April 8 to benefit from his valuable insight, as well as for some discussions and networking!


18:30 – Registration / Opening word

19:00 – Presentation by Mr. Daniel Heusser

20:00 – Q&A Discussion

20:30 – Networking Reception

21:30 – End


Organized by SwissCham and swissnex China in partnership with ETH Zurich Alumni Shanghai Chapter.