Christian Leuner was born in1961 in Lucerne. He studied at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, North-western Switzerland (previously HTL), where he graduated in 1986 under Klaus Vogt and Michael Alder. His first job was working from 1986 to 1988 in the office of Klaus Vogt. Up until 1990 he undertook lengthy study and educational travels to India, South-east Asia, Australia, and the USA. In Sydney he worked for Harry Seidler from 1988 to 1989. While there he had the opportunity to work on the high-rise “Shell Headquarter” in Melbourne and taught as an assistant at the University of New South Wales under Professor John Roberts. In 1990 he founded his own architecture office and worked together with several architects, including Danilo Zampieri. From 1991 to 1993 he was design assistant to Professor Dolf Schnebli at the ETH Zurich. His collaboration with Danilo Zampieri led in 1995 to the founding of the firm Leuner & Zampieri Architekten AG, which was based in Aarau and Zurich.
For his work as a practicing architect Christian Leuner has received numerous competition prizes and awards, including in 1995 the SIA-Preis “Priisnagel” from Canton Aargau. In 1995 he began a post-graduate course in “Architecture and Urban Planning” at the ETH Zurich under Professor Mario Campi, which he completed successfully in 1997. After years of collaboration between the firms of Leuner & Zampieri Architekten AG and Fischer Architekten AG, in 2002 in the context of organising the handover of responsibilities in the old-established firm, these two offices merged under the direction of Christian Leuner as the main shareholder.
Today Christian Leuner is managing director of Fischer Architekten AG, where he heads the design department together with Simon Edelmann.