Be the Architect of Your Life - Luxury Architecture & Design meets Global Investment Boutique

VSWA Livestream
6/23/2021 Reading time: 1 minute(s)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
11:30am ET, 8:30am PT, 5:30pm CET

During the 45 minute-event, we would like to give you an overview of the global and US real estate market, look at the evolution of luxury residential real estate and shed light on trends in architecture and design values.

We have partnered with “Montalba Architects”, an award-winning, international architecture firm with studios in Los Angeles and Lausanne. Montalba Architects produces select architecture and urban design-related projects ranging in scope and context, from the rural landscapes in Wyoming and Switzerland to the dense, urban surroundings of New York and Los Angeles. With projects that emphasize experiences, Montalba Architects creates new forms of expression through space and scale that are both socially responsive and aesthetically progressive.



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David Montalba, FAIA, SIA

Montalba Architects

David Montalba, Founding Principal of Montalba Architects, is the driving force of leadership and design within the firm. Montalba Architects is a diverse architecture and design studio of over 60 designers based in Santa Monica, California with a satellite office in Lausanne, Switzerland. The firm is engaged in retail, residential and other select commercial projects across the US and abroad. Believing that architecture and ones environment can truly improve quality of life, David’s approach is a humanistic one, which often leads to solutions that are discrete, contextual, yet conceptual in their intent, effect, and appeal. David’s diverse background as an architect includes over 26 years of professional practice, and this work has been recognized in various publications and with numerous awards, including the AIA’s National Young Architect Award in 2008, a 2019 AIA Institute Honor Award and over 100 other design awards.


Thorsten Krauss, PhD

Chief Investment Officer

Thorsten Krauss, Chief Investment Officer, has been with Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors since 2018. He serves as the Chairman of the Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors Investment Committee and as the Head of Investment Management. Prior to Vontobel, Thorsten Krauss served first as a Senior Portfolio Manager and later as Head of Portfolio Management at Notenstein La Roche Privatbank. Earlier he was head of Portfolio Management at LBBW (Switzerland). Thorsten started his career at SGZ Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. Thorsten Krauss is a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA) and holds a PhD in Engineering from University of Karlsruhe, Germany.