Prof. Daniel Walser
Prof., Dipl. Architekt ETH / SIA
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 of the Grisons FHGR. He teaches architecture history, architecture theory and urban planning. Between 2005 and 2009 he led the faculty of architecture at the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons. 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 University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons at the «Langer Samstag» (2012) with the title «City mountain, Mountain Agglomeration. Building Culture in Graubünden» (2012), the exhibitions «If Attitudes Forms Space. Young Architecture from Graubünden» (2013), «Rethink the Modular. Teaching as Research» (2016), «The present and the dear cattle . Territory is Changing» (2017) and «Exhibiting Architecture: The Building as Exhibit» (2018). 2013 appointed as professor at University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons. 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 (1910-1995), Andres Liesch (1927-1990) 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. 2018 founding of his of his own architecture publishing house. Daniel A. Walser lives and works in Chur and Zurich.