Bachelor Ministage Architecture

Get to know USI in two days

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We are looking forward to meeting you on campus on March 9-10

Registration to the Bachelor Ministage is closed.
The next event will be the  Bachelor Info Day on April, 25th.
Further updates will be published here:

In order to allow prospect students to know more about the Università della Svizzera italiana and its study programmes, the Study Advisory Service organizes the Bachelor Ministage: throughout two days, interested students can follow the lectures, visit the Campus and meet students and professors.

We will introduce you to our Bachelor's Degrees in Architecture on our Campus in Mendrisio.

The event is open to all interested students that are at the moment enrolled to an High School (liceo) in Switzerland. Isn't this you case? Contact us via email.

Participation in the event is confirmed within 48 hours (working) from registration. A certificate of participation is issued on the second day of the Ministage.

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

Studies at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture are divided into semesters. The first two offer introductory training, followed by four semesters to complete the Bachelor of Science (BSc, three-year degree) and another four for the Master of Science (MSc). The last semester is devoted to the Diploma project. They are supplemented by two semesters of practical work outside the school.

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