Laurent Stalder
Curriculum Vitae

Laurent Stalder (b. 1970, Lausanne) studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, qualifying in 1996. From 1996 to 1997 he undertook a scholarship with the Swiss Institute for Archaeology and Architectural Research in Cairo, and from 1997 to 2001 served as an assistant at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) of the Department of Architecture of the ETH, where he obtained his doctorate in 2002. In the same year he became an assistant professor for architectural history at the History Department of the Université Laval in Québec / Canada. In 2006 he took up a post as assistant professor for architectural theory at the gta Institute, where he has served as an associate professor since 2011. In 2009 he was a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The main focus of Laurent Stalder’s research and publications is the history and theory of architecture from the 19th to the 21st centuries where it intersects with the history of technology. His most recent publications include Hermann Muthesius: Das Landhaus als kulturgeschichtlicher Entwurf (2008), Valerio Olgiati (2008), Der Schwellenatlas (2009), and God & Co. François Dallegret: Beyond the Bubble (2011). His articles have been published in various journals, including AA Files, Arch+, Grey Room, the Journal of Architecture, Werk, Bauen & Wohnen and the Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte.

Laurent Stalder is a member of the board of trustees of the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basle and the Werner Oechslin Library Foundation.
He is member of the scientific board of the Jaap Bakema Center in Rotterdam and the LIAT, of the ENSA-Paris-Malaquais.
2015 he was awarded the Golden Owl for his teaching at the Departement of Architecture.