School to host “Architecture in Switzerland” Symposium
The School of Architecture + Design is hosting a symposium dedicated to “Architecture in Switzerland” in Hancock Auditorium and Cowgill Hall on October 11 & 12, 2011. Architecture produced in Switzerland has occupied a prominent position in the international discourse on architecture for some time. The intent of the symposium is to reflect on the current practices and theoretical positions of two important architects. The invited architects are Valentin Bearth, co-founding principal of Bearth & Deplazes and Professor and Dean at the Academia di Architettura of the Universita della Svizzera Italiana, and Emanuel Christ, co-founding principal of Christ & Gantenbein and Professor of Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.