Bachelor Info Day

Half a day to get to know the Academy of Architecture

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We are looking forward to meeting you on April 25th.

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We are happy to invite you to the Bachelor Info Day of the Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio.

It is a unique opportunity to discover our academy, meet teachers and students, visit our laboratories and learn about our training offer. You will have the opportunity to participate in the presentation of the curriculum, as well as to explore our academic spaces and modern equipment.

The Bachelor Info Day allows you to get to know the Bachelor program of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and to meet some of the current students to have a direct testimony of the study experience. The next appointment is on April 25, 2023 on the Mendrisio campus.

A certificate of participation is issued at the end of the event.

Architect based in London, he received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, where he studied under the main guidance of Mario Botta and Peter Zumthor. He has gained international experience in Italy, Japan, Switzerland, United States and United Kingdom. From 2012 to 2014 he worked at Richard Meier & Partners in New York City. His most notable involvement was with the Reforma Towers, an over 1 million square feet mixed use office and hotel complex in downtown Mexico City. In 2015 he joined Foster + Partners in London. Furthermore, he has also been part of the team designing the next generation of Apple Global Flagship Store, developing an innovative carbon fiber roof.

Giorgio Villa, Graduate of the Academy of Architecture (Class of 2009)

Why Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)?

Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) is one of the 12 certified public universities in Switzerland and member of swissuniversities. It is organised in six faculties and is active in several study and research areas. USI is a young and lively university, a hub of opportunity open to the world where students are offered a quality interdisciplinary education in which they can be fully engaged and take centre stage, and where our researchers can count on having the space to freely pursue their initiative.

Why study Architecture in Mendrisio?

An architectural faculty which boasts an innovative, interdisciplinary, humanistic and generalist teaching method. Seeking to counteract the fragmentation of knowledge threatened by over-specialisation, the Academy of Architecture will ensure that the future architects will acquire skills based on an open and critical approach, ranging from various types of architectural design to urban planning and landscapes, from the rethinking of historical heritage to developing sustainable designs.

The study programme

The Master education in Architecture lasts two years and must be supplemented with an additional period of 9 consecutive months of internship. A total of 120 ECTS must be obtained. Entry into the program is only possible in the fall semester. Instruction occurs mainly in Italian, but courses in English are also offered. Proof of English language proficiency is not required to enter the MSc program.

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