Valerio Olgiati, dipl. architect ETH/SIA
Valerio Olgiati studied architecture at ETH Zuerich. Having lived and worked first in Zuerich and later in Los Angeles for some years, in 1996 he opened his own practice in Zurich and in 2008 with his wife Tamara Olgiati in Flims.
Among his major buildings are the schoolhouse in Paspels, the Yellow House in Flims, a house for a musician in Scharans and the museum for the Swiss National Park in Zernez. Among his major projects are a winery for Carnasciale, Italy, a music auditorium for the manor Hohenbeilstein in Germany and a highrise in Lima, Peru. There are more then a dozen monographs about his work. The most recent solo exhibition about his work was at MoMa Tokyo in winter 2011/12.
As a guest professor he taught at ETH Zuerich, at AA London and at Cornell University, New York. In 2009 he led the Kenzo Tange Chair at Harvard University, Cambridge. Since 2002 he has been a full professor at the Accademia di architettura Mendrisio at the Università della Svizzera italiana.