What is the Student Project House?

The Student Project House gives you an opportunity to think outside of your curriculum. Here, you learn how to identify a need, design solutions and test your hypothesis with real prototypes. We are convinced that combining the knowledge gained in your studies with the freedom to explore will lead you to great innovations.
Watch the trailer to learn more.

We are located in the ETH Hönggerberg Campus, HPZ Building.

It’s easy to find us. Once on the Campus, just head towards the HPH (hexagon) Building, take a left turn to pass the Food Market and then turn right on the path in between the two ponds.

Student Project House
HPZ F-Floor
John-von-Neumann-Weg 9
8093 Zürich

A space to be creative

We have created a space dedicated to collaborative project work, interdisciplinary exchange, courses and workshops.

If you are interested to host your event in our space, go to our eventspace to get more information and book a space in the Student Project House.

Get in Touch

You can reach us during our business hours at 044 633 29 21 or send us an email at sph@sph.ethz.ch. We will reply within 1-2 days.

General Opening Hours

Mon. - Fri. 08:00 - 20:00
Sat. 12:00 - 15:30
Sun. Closed

Makerspace Hours

Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sun. Closed
Tue. Open Hour (20.08.2019)16:30 – 19:30
Sat. Open Hour (24.08.2019)12:00 – 15:30

Student Project House Team


Martina Zinsli
Head Student Project House

Martina leads the programs and all operations of the Student Project House in the HPZ building. Contact her to discuss new courses, programs and partnerships.

Roby F. Dos Santos
Events & Finances

Roby is in charge of events in the Student Project House. Contact him if you have any question about the space or about running an event here!

Phone: 044 633 29 21

Moritz Mussgnug
Coordinator project support & programs

Contact Moritz if you have any idea for a project! Moritz is the first point of contact for student projects. He is in charge of the project support and runs programs in the Student Project House. He holds a PhD in product development and loves the early stages of new projects.

Phone: 044 633 89 07

Barbara La Cara
Lead Social Innovation Lab & Innovation Manager

Barbara is the founder of our Social Innovation Lab. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Innovation and has practical experience in social businesses and community participation. She is the contact person if you need support for your impact-driven project or advice on managerial topics.

Phone: 044 632 34 82

Lucie Rejman
Lead Food & Agriculture

Lucie runs programs and mentor projects in the area of food and agriculture.

Justyna Wojewoda
Marketing lead

Justyna is responsible for the marketing activities in the Student Project House. She came to ETH from industry, being passionate about the idea of a place to foster the creative thinkers of the future. Justyna is a creative person at the core, she loves to take inspiration from people stories and creating impactful experiences. She is also an avid film-maker!

Contact Justyna if you have questions regarding the marketing of your event in the Student Project House.

Phone: 044 633 44 75

Marvin Breuch
Makerspace Lead

Marvin leads the Makerspace team. He plans the further development of the Makerspace. When he is not managing all the things related to the Makerspace, he is studying for his BSc degree in Mechanical engineering at ETH.

Phone: 044 633 33 69

Mathis Först
Makerspace IT & Finances

Mathis is out IT Guru for the Makerspace. When he is not updating the machine use system or helping some students to make their prototype smart he is studying for his BSc in Computer science.

Renato Kessi

Renato is an industrial designer that has found his way to the Student Project House based on his passion for purpose-driven & energetic projects. He is responsible for the visual appearance of the Student Project House in the space and on social media. When he has a minute to spare, he supports project teams in their design work.

Phone: 044 633 31 06

Nicholas McDonald
IT manager

Nick is the designer and manager of our website. If you have suggestions for new features or improvement of the website in general, contact him!

Thomas Heinrich
Metal workshop manager

Thomas brings over 10 years of experience in the construction of advanced prototypes and advising student projects. At the Student Project House he is managing the courses and open hour sessions of the metal workshop. Please contact him if you have any question on construction!


Prof. Dr. Sarah Springman
Dr. Judith Zimmermann
Responsible Student Project House


The Makerspace is run by a team of BSc, MSc and doctoral students that enjoy building and creating stuff. The team consists out of students from different fields of studies and covers a broad range of interests. Through this the Student Project House is able to provide help on a vast variety of topics when it comes to making.

It all got started in HS 2016 when we heard about the initiative at ETH to start a makerspace open to all students. Together with the ETH team we drafted a concept for a student-run makerspace. In late 2016 we installed most of the tools and in February 2017 we were ready to open the Makerspace in the Pilot Station. Since then, many things have happened (and been built!). We grew our Makerspace team from 3 to 8 students, we got a laser cutter and a drillpress and expanded our space with an additional room. We also run the makerspace workshops, which were a real success and got many new users excited for making.Makerspace

Want to get involved in the Makerspace?

We are always looking to expand our team to make more possible in the makerspace, to increase the opening hours, offer more inspiring workshops and extend the offer of equipment. We are eager to hear about your motivation to join our team or to hold a workshop in the makerspace! makerspace@sph.ethz.ch


Marvin Breuch
Makerspace Lead
Mathis Först
Makerspace IT & Finances
Christian Engler
Makerspace Manager
Carmen Scheidemann
Makerspace Manager
Elise Aeby
Makerspace Manager
Marc Widmer
Makerspace Manager
Patrick Ziegler
Makerspace Manager
Matt Grau
Makerspace Manager
Peter Ganovsky
Makerspace Manager
Stefan Gstöhl
Makerspace Manager
Enrico Tosoratti
Makerspace Manager
Philipp Fisch
Makerspace Manager
Andrea Perissinotto
Makerspace Manager
Arthur Neumeister
Makerspace Manager
Mahmoud Jafargholi
Makerspace Manager
Pawel Orlewski
Makerspace Manager
Vince Castonguay-Siu
Makerspace Manager
Andri Bisaz
Makerspace Manager
Alexander Walzer
Makerspace Manager
Joan Puig Sallés
Makerspace Manager
John Zhang
Makerspace Manager
Lin Boynton
Makerspace Manager
Linda Jutzi
Makerspace Manager
Lion Raaz
Makerspace Manager
Oliver Harley
Pascal Zehnder
Makerspace Manager
Thomas Roth
Makerspace Manager
Xiao Sun
Makerspace Manager


We are very grateful for donations from the following companies and foundations. Thanks to their support we can realize the Student Project House at ETH Zurich.


The Student Project House has several dedicated sponsors, making it possible to buy new machines, tools and run programs. Contact us to become a sponsor today!

Support Us

Would you like to support the Student Project House? Please contact the ETH Foundation. Thank you!

Open Positions

Interested in working at the Student Project House? Check out our open positions.