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Journée de l'Architecture et de l'Urbanisme Neuchâtel ON FRI 10 MAY 2019 At the Patinoires du Littoral
In Neuchâtel
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Pierre-Alain Dupraz

Born on 8 June 1967 in Geneva, he began an apprenticeship as a draftsman-architect at the age of 15, then continued his studies and obtained his degree in Architecture in 1991. Alongside his studies and for a few further years, he worked at Archambault, Barthassat and Prati, then at Chantal Scaler, as a project manager, before starting his own business in 1994 in partnership with Christian Dupraz.


In 2002, he opened the PIERRE-ALAIN DUPRAZ ARCHITECT ETS FAS firm in Geneva and became a member of the Federation of Swiss Architects (FAS). In 2008, he joined the committee of the Geneva section (treasurer) and became a member of the central committee from 2010 to 2012. He is also a member of the Maison de l'architecture of Geneva_MA, a member of the architecture forum of Lausanne_F'ar, a member of the Architecture Forum of Friborg_FAF and registered on REG A of the Swiss Register of Architects.

 

Academic activities

In addition to his teaching work as professor at the School of Engineers and Architects of Friborg_EIAF as part of a civil engineering workshop from 2007 to 2012, Pierre-Alain Dupraz is regularly invited as an expert to critique student projects, such as:

  • The School of Engineers and Architects of Friborg_EIAF, Simonet/Ruffieux-Chehab workshop from 2002 to 2015
  • The School of Landscape, Engineering and Architecture of Geneva_HEPIA, Lotti and Aeby workshops from 2010 to 2015
  • The Federal Polytechnic of Lausanne_EPFL, Mestelan, Pictet and Perrault workshops from 2011 to 2013
  • The National School of Architecture of Lyon_ENSAL, Boyadjian/Bregman workshop in 2012
  • The Federal Polytechnic of Lausanne_EPFL, Muttoni and Weinand workshops from 2005 to 2008
  • The School of Engineers and Architects of Friborg_EIAF, Oribasi/Kramp workshop (civil engineering) from 2004 to 2007

 

Main juries

Since 2008, Pierre-Alain Dupraz has frequently been asked to take part, as a member, president or organiser, in competitions or parallel design mandates for architecture or urban planning, such as:

  • Expert panel member for the parallel design mandates to redevelop the Cornavin urban centre, Geneva, 2016
  • Member of the college of experts for the parallel design mandates to clean up and transform the City Hall, Friborg, 2015
  • Jury member of the competition for the construction of housing in the Adret district, Lots B+C in Lancy, Geneva, 2014
  • Jury member of the competition for the extension and restructuring of the "Les Berges du Léman" EMS in Vevey, Vaud, 2014
  • Organiser and jury member of the architectural competition for the extension of the Val d'Arve school in Carouge, Geneva, 2014
  • Jury member of the competition for the transformation and extension of the Pommier farm in Grand-Saconnex, Geneva, 2014
  • Jury member of the GPAUE Grand Prize for Architecture and Urban Planning and Environment in Lyon, France, 2013
  • Jury member of the competition for the extension of Collège Sainte-Croix, Friborg, 2013
  • Jury member of the competition for the transformation of two farms and a former school into housing in Cressier, Friborg, 2013
  • President of the jury of the competition for the construction of a community centre in Plateau, Lancy, Geneva, 2013
  • Jury member of the international competition for the construction of an industry/business hub in Petit-Lancy, Geneva, 2013
  • President of the Swiss jury of the international competition Europan 12, sites of Marly (FR) and Couvet (NE), 2013
  • Jury member of the competition for the construction of public facilities and extension of the "La Venoge" EMS in Penthalaz, Vaud, 2012
  • Jury member of the competition for the expansion and transformation of the "Les Fauvettes" EMS in Montagny-la-Ville, Friborg, 2012
  • Jury member of the competition for the construction of public facilities and housing in Anières, Geneva, 2011
  • Jury member of the competition for the construction of housing, an esplanade and parking in Vandoeuvres, Geneva, 2011
  • Jury member of the competition for the construction of a nursery at La Chapelle-Les Sciers in Lancy, Geneva, 2011
  • Jury member of the competition for the extension of the Central Compensation Office of the Confederation, Geneva, 2010
  • Jury member of the competition for the construction of housing, public facilities and a park at Pré-Grange, Corsier, Geneva, 2010
  • Jury member of the competition for the expansion and transformation of the children's centre in Pinchat, Geneva, 2009
  • Jury member of the competition for the transformation of Cousset local authority school in Montagny, Friborg, 2009
  • President of the college of experts for the parallel design mandates for the construction of the children's centre in Vernier, Geneva, 2008

 

  • On friday 10 May 2019
  • at the Patinoires du Littoral
  • in 2000 Neuchâtel
  • .