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Fall 2016 Design Studio Final Projects

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Spring 2017 Midterm presentations


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March 22, 2017 · 9:46 am

BAC Spring 2017 design studio lecture series_NICOLAS VAUCHER

BAC Spring 2017 lecture series


Burckhardt+Partner SA

Thursday March 23 at 12:45

BAC, Bruc 59, local

Open to the Public

Nicolas Vaucher s17 lecture series

Born in Geneva, 1965, Nicolas Vaucher studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) where he graduated in 1991. He gained professional experience abroad in Auckland (NZ), New York (Eisenman architects) and in Paris (François Roche).

In 1993, he co-founded BMW architects, winner of the Distinction of Romande architecture 2006 and recognized for the quality of its projects and competition entries.

He became a visiting professor at HEPIA school of architecture in 2007. As an active member of several professional associations, he defends and promotes architectural quality, for both our urban and social environments, convinced that a beautiful city is a city that promotes better living.

Since 2008, he is the Design director for Burckhardt+partner in Suisse romande (French-speaking cantons of Switzerland). He actively develops a common cultural knowledge for urban context and architecture in collaboration with his project teams.

Committee member of the Swiss Architects Federation (FAS) and member of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) and the Architectural Commission of Geneva (Commission d’architecture de Genève)

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BAC Spring 2017 design studio lecture series_ALEXANDAR IVANCIC

BAC Spring 2017 lecture series


Energy as a Design Driver in  Urban Design

Thursday, January 26th at 12:45

BAC, Bruc 59, local

Open to the Public


Aleksandar (Alex) Ivancic

Alex is a mechanical engineer and holds a PhD in Thermal Science. His main professional interest is positioned within energy systems and its environmental impacts, with a particular focus on buildings and urban scale. He is equally committed to teaching, researching, and practicing.

He is currently Senior Consultant at Aiguasol Engineering (Barcelona, Spain). He also serves as a member of the International Keio Institute for Architecture and Urbanism at Keio University (Tokyo). Alex is elected member of the Scientific Society of Serbia. He is member of the editorial team of

Alex has published more than sixty papers relating to energy systems, urban infrastructures, renewable energies, energy planning and computational fluid dynamics. He also published the book titled EnergyScapes (2010 Gustavo Gili).

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fall 2016 Design Studio 3rd quarter presentations.

During our last presentations before the finals, we were honored to have with us Clemson University Professor and Chair Emeritus Jose Caban, one of the founders of the Clemson University program in Barcelona.
Thank you for the visit and we’re looking forward to many other future ones!


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BAC Fall 2016 design studio lecture series_ALBERTO VEIGA

BAC Fall 2016 lecture series

ALBERTO VEIGA, Barozzi / Veiga

A Sentimental Monumentality

Monday, November 28th at 12:45

BAC, Bruc 59, local

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Barozzi / Veiga is an architectural office devoted to architecture and urbanism, founded in 2004 in Barcelona by Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga.

Barozzi / Veiga has won numerous prizes in national and international competitions among them, the refurbishment of the Palacio de Santa Clara in Úbeda, the Auditorioum of Águilas, the Headquarter of the D.O. Ribera del Duero in Roa, the Philharmonic Hall in Szczecin,
the Musée de Beaux-arts in Lausanne, the extension of the Bündner Kunstmuseum in Chur, the School of Music in Brunico and the Tanzhaus in Zürich.

The work of Barozzi / Veiga has been presented in different exhibitions and has been published in a wide range of specialist literature.

Barozzi / Veiga has won many international awards and citations for design excellence among them the Ajac Award 2007 granted by the College of Architects of Barcelona, the International Architecture Award “Barbara Cappochin” 2011, the Gold medal for Italian Architecture 2012 granted by the IV edition of the Triennale Milan, the Young Talent of Italian Architecture 2013 Award granted by the National Council of Architects, Planners and Landscape architects of Italy. In 2014 the studio was selected to be one of the 10 firms in this year’s Design Vanguard by the Architectural Record magazine.

Recently the studio has won the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015.

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BAC Fall 2016 design studio lecture series_JAUME MAYOL

BAC Fall 2016 lecture series

JAUME MAYOL, TEd’A arquitectes


Thursday November 24th at 12:45

BAC, Bruc 59, local

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Jaume Mayor with Irene Pérez forms TEd’A arquitectes, a tiny practice based in Mallorca, Spain.

TEd’A arquitectes is a workshop and an studio. TEd’A arquitectes try to move forward while looking back, without losing sight of the past and tradition. They strive to improve on tradition, our undeniable heritage. They defend the regional identities in front of the globalizing uniformism. They prefer evolution to revolution.

They have been teaching  at the ETSA Vallés (Barcelona), at the IE School (Madrid) and at the ETSA La Salle (Barcelona). They have been  invited as juries in different international schools, such as the Cornell University in Ithaca (New York) or the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (Switzerland).

TEd’A arquitectes has received several awards, among with stand out: shortlisted for the FAD awards 2011 and 2013, First Prize in the Mallorca Architectural awards 2011-2013, First Prize in the AJAC awards for the best built work, and also First Prize for the best non-built project. In 2014 they won the First Prize for an international competition for building a school in Orsonnens, Switzerland. Recently they have been selected as one of the finalists in the FAD awards 2016.

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