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PHILIPPE MEIER

Philippe Meier, was born in Geneva in 1962, attended the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne between 1981 and 1987, the year in which he qualified as an architect. For the next ten years or so, he practiced as a naval architect in partnership with Sébastien Schmidt, the two sharing the Bourse Fédérale des Arts Appliqués in 1993. After gaining experience in Geneva (with J.-M. Lamunière and Brodbeck & Roulet), Lausanne (Atelier Commun) and Rome (A. Anselmi), he set up as an independent architect based in Geneva and Coppet (Vaud) in 1990. Philippe Meier was assistant to Professor Patrick Mestelan in the Architecture Department of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne between 1990 and 2000. From 2003 onwards, he has held successive visiting professorships at the Schools of Architecture in Strasbourg, Nancy and Lyon, and the Architecture Section of the EPFL. He also edited the magazine Archimade between 1993 and 1998. He is an occasional contributor to publications such as Matières (EPFL), AS (Architecture Suisse) and Werk, Bauen + Wohnen. A member of the SIA and FAS, he was affiliated to Oeuvre (OEV) between 1998 and 2003. 

The office is located on the north of Geneva, the workshop has invested on 2002 on a old lighters factory made on the sixties. Established since 1991in the same area, the agency has over fifteen years of professional activities in all areas of architecture.

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