Great Architects – Peter Zumthor – 2009 Pritzker Prize Laureate

Peter Zumthor was born on April 26, 1943. in Basel, Switzerland. He trained as a cabinet maker from 1958 to 1962. Later he studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Vorkurs and Fachklasse with further studies in design at Pratt Institute in New York. In 1967, he was employed in the Department for the Preservation of Monuments working as a building and planning consultant and architectural analyst of historical villages, in addition to realizing some restorations.
Since 1996, he has been a professor at the Academy of Architecture, Universitá della Svizzera Italiana, Mendrisio.
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