FRAR Frei Rezakhanlou Architectes was founded in 2001 by Eric Frei and Kaveh Rezakhanlou, both graduates of EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). Both have been involved in teaching at EPFL as tutors. They are active members of the two main associations of architects in Switzerland: the SIA and the FAS. FRAR's work has been recognized through publications, prizes in competitions and awards, the most recent of which include Germany's Best Architect 14, DRA 2 and Velux Daylight nominations in 2010 and both Lignum (wood) and SZS (steel) nominations in 2009. FRAR has also extensive experience in urban design and in renovation of heritage buildings.