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Bachelor Info Day

Half a day to get to know the Academy of Architecture


Let's meet on 15 December 2023 in Mendrisio.

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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 programme 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 15 December 2023 on the Mendrisio campus.

A certificate of attendance will be sent via email at the end of the event.

Event programme

The Bachelor Info Day will take place on 15 December 2023 in the morning. We are waiting for you starting from 9:45 for the check-in.

Time Programme Place
From 09:45 Check-in Palazzo Canavèe entrance hall. Academy of Architecture, entrance from Via Buffi
9:45-10:00 Division into groups (Italian/English)  
10:00-10:15 Welcome from the Director of the Academy of Architecture, Walter Angonese  
10:15-11:15 Presentation of the Bachelor in Architecture  
11:15-11:30 Q&A session  
11:30-12:30 Campus Tour  

Studying at the Academy

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 l'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.

Where to find us

The event will take place at the Academy of Architecture which is based in Mendrisio. 

We will be waiting for you in the entrance hall of Palazzo Canavèe. The exact address is via Buffi 5, Mendrisio (Switzerland).

Parking is very limited in the area, so we recommend using public transportation.

The Academy can be reached by foot in 7 minutes from Mendrisio FFS Station. Alternatively, you can take the bus Line 502 from the Mendrisio FFS station and get off at the stop "Ospedale". The timetable of the bus is available here

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