Architect Lukas Baumann is currently working at the School of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW: For one year, he is accompanying the master’s program in architecture as a visiting professor.
The Institute of Architecture at the School of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics FHNW relies on new impulses from practice: Every year, an experienced expert from the field is invited to help shape an academic year as a visiting professor. The requested guests then head one of the three focal points of the Master’s degree program in Architecture: House, Settlement, Landscape.
Lukas Baumann, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Architecture FHNW
For the academic year 2022/2023, the Institute of Architecture was able to recruit Lukas Baumann, a former student. Born in Andermatt in 1980 and since 2011 working independently as an architect with the office Baumann Lukas Architektur in the Basel and Andermatt area, he playfully combines city and countryside, is interested in traditional crafts and their contemporary reinterpretations. He builds on existing buildings, attaches importance to the social context of the buildings and focuses as much on monument preservation repairs as on dense living space with multiple uses. In November 2022, he won the competition for construction site 2 in the Volta Nord area in Basel and has designed an eight-story building with a total of 80 affordable cooperative apartments on SBB construction land and on behalf of several cooperatives.
"With Lukas Baumann, we are successfully continuing our guest series launched in 2020. With his independent imprint, he expands the competencies in the master course in an exciting way. His versatile practice demonstrates his comprehensive commitment to building culture. I am also particularly pleased that with Lukas Baumann we can once again include a former student of our institute as a guest lecturer," says Prof. Dominique Salathé, Head of the Master’s Program in Architecture at the School of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics FHNW.