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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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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

Open to the Public


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

Open to the Public

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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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BAC Fall 2016 design studio lecture series_ Claudi Aguiló Aran

BAC Fall 2016 lecture series



Thursday November 3rd at 12:45

BAC, Bruc 59, local

Open to the Public – limited capacity


Architect from ETSAV 2001.

Scholarship Research Staff Training END ETSAV 2002-06. Associate professor at the Architecture Department since 2006 and has worked in several universities ETSAB (Barcelona), LASALLE (Barcelona), UIC (Barcelona), University of Illinois Chicago (USA), UMEA School of Architecture (Sweden) and Ku Leuven University (Belgium).

Guest lecturer at various international workshops such as “Erasmus Intesive Program ” in Norway, Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, Poland and Catalonia.

He has been visiting professor at Auburn University Rural Studio in Alabama School of Architecture (U.S.) and assistant professor at the Barcelona Institute of Architecture BIArch 2010-2011.

Since 2000, co-founder of the dataAE. They have won several competitions in architecture and landscape. Among other prizes, they have been awarded the FAD Opinion Award in 2007 and 2015, FAD Awards finalist in 2009 and 2013, Catalonia Construction Awards 2015, finalist XII Biennial of Spanish Architecture and Urbanism in 2013 and 2016, Ex-aequo award Archmarathon Awards 2014 (Milan, Italy), AJAC awards 2012,  Sacyr’s awards for Innovation 2012,  Saie Award 2011 as the best concrete building’ (Bologna, Italy), marked ‘Green Building Challenge 2011’, selection JAE (Young Architects Españoles) 2008 .

His work has been selected in various exhibitions, such as Sensible Materia 2010-201 Lisbon, La Coruña and Berlin or the Spanish pavilion “Unfinished” the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016.

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BAC Spring 2016 lecture series_ ALBERTO VEIGA

BAC Spring 2016 lecture series


Monday April 4th at 10:00am

BAC, Bruc 59, local

Open to the Public

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Italian architect Fabrizio Barozzi and Spanish architect Alberto Veiga are partners of the young, Barcelona based firm Estudio Barozzi Veiga, which specializes in museums, institutions and other cultural centers. Their projects have been awarded locally and internationally and their competitions winning proposals combine aesthetics, functionality and sustainability. The recent project, Szczecin Philharmonic in Poland is the winner of Mies van der Rohe Award 2015.
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BAC Spring 2016 Lecture Series_KAZUMI KUDO

Last night our TAMU, CU, RWU and Japanese universities students had pleasure to assist at Japanese architect and professor KAZUMI KUDO conference at the Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC)
Thanks again prof. Kudo for coming to Barcelona to be a part of our Spring 2016 Lecture Series and the COAC for hosting last night’s lecture.

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