Andreas Hofer was born in Lucerne. He studied architecture at the Swiss Institute for Technology in Zurich. In 2018 he was elected as director for the International Building Exhibition in Stuttgart (Internationale Bauausstellung 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart).
In Zurich he was partner in the planning and architectural office Archipel. He mainly worked as a consultant and project developer for innovative cooperative housing projects as Kraftwerk1 and mehr als wohnen (more than housing).
Andreas Hofer wrights regularly about city development and housing issues, is a member in juries of architectural competitions and lectures at universities.