Franziska was born and educated in Bern, Switzerland. After her Diploma in Architecture at the ETH Zurich she worked for I + B Architects in Bern and Zurich, specialising in hospital design.
After moving to London in 1999 Franziska worked on projects for the Great Ormond Street Hospital and the BBC.
In 2007 Franziska joined RIVA and accompanied the charity from its first pilot projects through to the recent multi-disciplinary projects.
Franziska lives with her family in London and is an active member of various orchestras and chamber music ensembles.