Professor

Jonathan Sergison

Graduated from the Architectural Association in 1989 and gained professional experience working for David Chipperfield and Tony Fretton before establishing Sergison Bates architects in 1996. 

The work of the practice has been extensively published and exhibited and many of their buildings have won awards. The practice has also won international recognition for ‘innovative developments in architecture’ (Erich Schelling Medal for Architecture) and architectural excellence (Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal for Architecture) and was invited to participate in the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2008 and 2012.

Jonathan Sergison has taught at a number of schools of architecture, including the Architectural Association in London, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne (EPFL), the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and the Harvard Graduate Design School. He has served on a number of international architectural competition juries and as external examiner at the University of Cambridge. Since 2008, he has been Professor of Architectural Design at the Accademia di Architettura, Mendrisio, Switzerland. In addition to his academic commitments, he lectures extensively both in the UK and abroad and writes regularly on architecture.

Cristina Roiz de la Parra Solano, Studio Assistant

studied architecture at the Accademia di Architettura, Mendrisio and at the ETSA, Madrid and graduated from the Accademia, under Prof. Jonathan Sergison in 2015. She gained experience in several offices in the UK and Switzerland and she has been teaching a design unit at Kingston University of Art in London from 2016 to 2020, recently she founded her own practice. She is currently undertaking a PhD at the ISUP in the Accademia di Architettura. She joined Studio Sergison as a teaching assistant in 2020.

 

 

Mirella Mascolo, Studio Assistant

studied architecture at the ZHAW Winterthur, ETSAB Barcelona and Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio where she graduated under Prof. Jonathan Sergison in 2016. She trained as a professional model maker and gained professional experience in several small offices in Switzerland. Since 2018 she has been working at Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin Architekten in Zürich. She joined Studio Sergison as a teaching assistant in 2020.

 

Liviu Vasiu, Diploma Assistant

studied architecture at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio and graduated in 2008 under Prof. Valerio Olgiati. He worked at Valerio Olgiati Architekturbüro in Flims before establishing UNULAUNU architecture practice in Bucharest in 2010. In 2018 he joined Studio Sergison as a diploma teaching assistant.

Taro Sakurai Diploma Assistant

studied architecture at the Accademia di Architettura, Mendrisio and ETH, Zurich and graduated with honours in 2010 from the Accademia, under Prof. Jonathan Sergison. He also holds a BA in music from Shobi University, Japan, which he obtained in 2004. He worked at Sergison Bates architects in London before establishing atelier nido in Mendrisio in 2011. In 2016 he joined studio Sergison as a diploma teaching assistant.