Exhibit Times and Location

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 126

Opening Reception

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 126
Sponsored by Marcus Corporation Foundation

Exhibition Summary

Consisting of both documentation and original architectural explorations, Swissness Applied is part of a larger research project focused on the transformation of America’s European-immigrant towns, all of whom share the common aspiration of preserving and perpetuating the architecture of their cultural heritage.


Nicole McIntosh is an assistant professor of architecture (non-tenure track) at Syracuse University and co-founding partner of Architecture Office. In 2017, Architecture Office was one of six firms nationally to be awarded the Architectural League Young Architects Prize. McIntosh is a licensed architect in Switzerland and a member of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects. Prior to coming to the US, she studied at the ETH Zurich in Switzerland. In 2014-2015, she was a Teaching Fellow at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Taliesin West.

Her research and teaching focuses on the transcultural analysis of European-American towns that represent current challenges in architecture and urban design as examples of social transformations in global contexts. The work borrows from image and cultural theorists to explore these enclaves through cultural memories and preservation of building elements and uses their accumulation to question the cultural affiliations of these as an urban ensemble. The research currently involves looking at the building codes at the Planning Department of New Glarus, Wisconsin―codes that are derived from a collection of 1960’s picture book imagery from Switzerland―and analyzing and comparing built results against works from their country of origin.

For more information about this exhibition, contact AUP Gallery Curator Kyle Reynolds.

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Questions, comments?

All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
The exhibitions are displayed in the Architecture and Urban Planning Gallery in AUP 126 on weekdays, not including holidays, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.

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