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Daniel A. Walser, studied architecture at the ETH Zurich and the Sapienza in Rome. On graduating in 1998, he worked as assistant to Professor Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani (History of Urban Planning) at the ETH in Zurich. From 1999 to 2004 he worked as a research assistant on the degree course in building and design at the University of Applied Sciences HTW in Chur.
He teaches architecture history, architecture theory and urban planning. From 2005 to 2009 he led the faculty of architecture at the HTW Chur. In 2006 he was involved in establishing the Chur Institute of Architecture, a new faculty of architecture on a master level in Switzerland till 2009. Besides teaching, since 2010 his focus is architecture research. Such projects include the exhibition for the HTW Chur at the «Langer Samstag» (2012) with the title «City Mountain, Mountain Agglomeration. Building Culture in Graubünden» (2012) and the exhibition «If Attitudes Form Space. Young Architecture from Graubünden» (2013). Appointed as professor from 2013 at HTW Chur.
Daniel A. Walser attaches great importance to his freelance work as a critic, in which he focuses on the relationship of tension between architecture, site and art in Alpine areas. He worked on the architecture of Bruno Giacometti (1907-2012) and also completed a piece of research on the architectural interventions and buildings of the architect Rudolf Olgiati (1910-95), Valerio Olgiati (1958-), Peter Zumthor (1943-) and Pfleghard & Haefeli in Uzwil (1898-1912). Daniel A. Walser received in 2007 the Swiss Art Award for Architecture Education and received in 2009 a study grant at the Nairs Contemporary Art Centre in Scuol. Daniel A. Walser lives and works in Chur and Zurich. Learn more on his personal home page here. Also, the university website is here.