Hi! My name is Elena Nathani Badrutt and this is my portfolio, a personal blend of art and science: architecture design, photography and editorial design.

Trained by top professionals throughout Switzerland, Italy and the Rep. of Panama, I help creative professionals achieve simple, yet functional aesthetics by delivering high standard photography and design that generate a new, sophisticated impact.


In 2009 I completed my architecture studies at the Mendrisio Architecture Academy, with mentorship by international renowned architects like Mario Botta, Jonathan Sergison (Sergison + Bates), Peter Zumthor, Franz Oswald, Jonathan Woolf, Quintus Miller (Miller & Maranta), Peter Wilson (Bolles & Wilson), Josep Bonell (Bonell & Gil), Joseph Acebillo and Elias Zenghelis (OMA).

During my first academic years, I completed architecture internships at Mallol Arquitectos (Panama) and Groupement d’Architectes (Geneva).

After graduating, I worked in Switzerland and later in Panama, gaining experience in architecture design, photography, layout design, editorial design and sales.
Some studios where I was trained include Tarmac Publishing (Mendrisio), Studio Martinelli e Rossi (Mendrisio), Hache Uve Arquitectos (Panama) and Studio Light Pro (Panama), a photography business I opened in partnership with Fotex, representing the swiss high-end photography lighting brand Broncolor in Panama.

My photos were published in many Panamanian architecture magazines, architecture competitions and websites, as well as in the italian magazine Løcked, as part of a smartphone photography project led by renowned italian photographer and mentor Fredi Marcarini.

I currently work independently since 2014 and contribute with the Theatre Guild of Ancon as a volunteering photographer and designer since 2011.