Maria Conen studied architecture at EPF Lausanne and ETH Zurich. After graduating, she was doing a MAS in History and Theory of Architecture at gta, ETH Zurich. In 2011 she founded Conen Sigl Architekt:innen with Raoul Sigl. The office won several prizes in competitions and the Swiss Art Award in Architecture. Working with existing structures is a key focus and main interest in their work. They deal with a wide range of building tasks. Currently they are planning projects in and around Zurich as a fire station, a cooperative housing and they just finished the renovation of the Kunsthaus Glarus. They worked on different exhibitions designs as for the Manifesta 11. She was teaching with Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich and as a guest professor at TU Munich, TU Dresden, EPF Lausanne and currently at the ETH Zurich.