Markus Schaefer is a founding partner of Hosoya Schaefer Architects. He has a Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Master in Neurobiology from the University of Zurich. He worked for OMA in Rotterdam for four years, and was a director of AMO / Rem Koolhaas. He was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 2007 to 2009 and was a main tutor at the Moscow Graduate School of Urbanism at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in collaboration with the Strelka Institute teaching Advanced Urban Design. In addition, he taught an advanced urban design studio at GSD in 2018.