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Master Info Day Architecture

Discover the Masters of the Academy of Architecture.
Join us on 8 March 2024


Let's meet on 8 March 2024 in Mendrisio.

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Are you looking for a Master's Degree in Architecture or a Master in History and Theory of Art and Architecture?
Do you want to discover more about the programmes offered by Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)? Join us for Master Info Day of Architecture on 8 March 2024 starting from 9:45 on our campus in Mendrisio. During the event we will introduce you to the Master in Architecture and to the Master in History and Theory of Art and Architecture.

The Master Info Day gives the opportunity to get to know the Master programme offered at the Academy of Architecture of Università della Svizzera italiana. Participating in the event helps you to learn more about the contentsstructure and organization of the studies (duration, internship, thesis, teaching languages, etc. .), and to dive into the professional prospects of the Masters. Current students and graduates will also be available to talk about their studies and career experience.

Please note that registration for the event is mandatory and must be done on this page. The event will take place exclusively in person and will not be recorded.

Event programme

The Master Info Day will take place on 8 March 2024 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. Via Buffi, Mendrisio
9:45-10:00 Division into three groups  
10:00-11:00 Presentation in Italian of the Master in Architecture Room C0.64
  Presentation in English of the Master in Architecture Room C0.63
  Presentation of the Master in History and Theory of Art and Architecture Room C0.62
11:00-11:15 Q&A session  
11:30-12:30 Campus Tour guided by USI students  

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)


Key points

The guarantee of Swiss universities
The Academy of Architecture of USI benefits from international exchanges, renowned research, and student involvement, combining Swiss quality with an agile structure.
A place of cultural openness
Mendrisio, a crossroads between Como and Lugano, with historical architectural roots, now hosts an international Academy, promoting diverse cultural and educational exchange.
Internationally renowned professors in a family-like environment
The international faculty ensures quality and renown. The Academy, with careful attention to its size, provides a 'family-like' and engaging learning environment.

The Mendrisio campus

The Academy’s location in a setting close to yet outside the metropolitan areas facilitates student life, while the young people have easy access to the nearby cities. The various buildings on the Mendrisio campus are laid out around the park, Villa Argentina (with the faculty board and offices), Palazzo Canavée and Palazzo Turconi (teaching facilities) and the Library.
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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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