Future Students

Upcoming visit days for high school students

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Program for Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 November 2021

These worikshop days present in a pictorial and illustrated way some important aspects of the profession of architect, and the foundations of the training given in our school.

The professional opportunities are also discussed, and with the help of students, we answer all your questions concerning these different points.

Program for Thursday 25 and Friday 26 November 2021

As an introduction to the world of architecture, we have chosen a formula that is very close to the teaching method applied throughout the studies: learning by doing.

A very concrete exercise will therefore be the subject of the course.

The aim of this exercise is to give you a first impression of the fundamental issues that concern the architect, i.e. spatial notions, through observation and representation.

In the afternoon, the work will be discussed.

This experience will allow students to face a collective approach, in which the results will contain the originality of each student.

The Thursday and Friday workshops are organized by the teachers Patricia Guaita and Raffael Baur, in collaboration with the ALICE lab.

For these workshops, please bring the following equipment:

fixpencil/pencil, pencil sharpener, white eraser, warm clothes and rain gear if necessary depending on weather conditions.

Detailed program


Welcome (Foyer SG level 2, SG 294.22).


Lake Geneva _ Observation/drawing: horizon / gravity / materiality / measurement.


Lunch break


Discussion and conclusion(s), Foyer SG level 2.


Visit to the architectural studios.

– End of the workshop at 15.00. –