About the Speaker
Philippe Rahm graduated as architect from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 1993 and received a Ph.D in architecture from the University of Paris-Saclay in 2019. He has held professorships at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia and Cornell Universities since 2010 in the USA.In 2008, he founded the internationally renowned architectural firm Philippe Rahm architectes in Paris. The practice is recognized in the field of architecture and sustainable urban development, their expertise is in the invention and practical implementation of technical, social and aesthetic solutions to meet the challenges of climate change, air pollution and new environmental standards.
His recent work includes the first prize for the Farini competition in Milan in 2019, the 70 hectares Taichung Gateway Park in Taiwan, completed in 2020, the First Prize for the 1800 m2 Agora of the French National Radio in Paris, and a 2700 m2 Exhibition architecture for the Luma Foundation in Arles, France. He has received the Silver Medal of the French Academy of Architecture in 2019 and was made a knight of the Order of Cultural Merit of Monaco in 2017.