Academy of Architecture of the University of Italian Switzerland
Largo Bernasconi, 2-6850 Mendrisio – Switzerland
Phone: +41 058.666.50.00
Fax: +41 058.666.58.68
e-mail: info.arc @ usi.ch

The offices and educational facilities of the Academy of Architecture of the University of Italian Switzerland are located on the campus of Mendrisio, more precisely at Villa Argentina, Canavee Palace. The academy also has a library with a rich collection of books, an Archive of the Modern which supports the teaching and research, an exhibition gallery and a residential facility for students. All surrounded by an urban park, among the most beautiful in the region.

The Academy of Architecture of the University of Italian Switzerland is located halfway between Como and Lugano, and is easily accessible thanks to the excellent transport links by road, rail and air. Today is an excellent point of reference, which includes teachers from different backgrounds and of international reputation with students of different nationalities . His teaching has character multidisciplinary and alternates purely theoretical teaching with practical tasks.

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The course of study offered by the Academy of Architecture of the University of Italian Switzerland provides for a three-year course ( Bachelor ), one two-year ( master ) and, finally, a period of practical training lasting two semesters. At the end of the studies is offered the possibility to access to various research doctorates .

During the bachelor’s, plays a key role the design , which comes to occupy a large part of the activities of the student and is carried out in a workshop with about a dozen students. The curriculum of the course is split, moreover, is historical-humanistic and technical-scientific. The lessons take place in the Italian language, but some courses, workshops or individual lessons can be conducted in English .

The Academy of Architecture of the University of Italian Switzerland appears to be relatively active in the research, thanks to collaborations with institutions both local and foreign, and gives great importance to international relations through exchange programs that allow you to spend periods of study abroad. To integrate the training we are, finally, conferences, exhibitions and meetings, which include the participation of big international names.

The training level I of the Academy of Architecture of the University of Italian Switzerland

* Architecture

The training level II of the Academy of Architecture of the University of Italian Switzerland

* Architecture