Monika Isler Binz studied architecture at the ETH Zurich. She initially worked as a employed architect and later as a project participant on the client side in Zurich. From 2003, she was a research associate at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture and later also at the Professorship of Arthur Rüegg, both at the ETH Zurich; in this context, she was involved in two research and publication projects. Between 2014 and 2020 beside freelance work, she wrote a dissertation on the architect Karl Schneider at the HafenCity University Hamburg. This work was supported by a PhD scholarship from the Sutor Foundation from 2014 to 2016. Since 2020, she has been a research associate at the Professorship of Recent Building Heritage Conservation.