Pierre-Alain Croset (*1957, Geneva) was trained as an architect in Lausanne (EPFL), where he gratuated in 1982. Assistant editor of the architectural international magazine “Casabella” (Milan) from 1982 to 1996, he published many critical works on modern and contemporary architecture. From 1985 to 1993 he was a collaborator of Luigi Snozzi, first as an academic assistant at the Polytechnic School of Lausanne, and later as an architect in the office of Locarno. From 1995 he has worked as a professional architect in Brescia (Italy). Visiting professor at the Columbia University (New York) in 1994, in 1997 he won the position of full professor for architecture at the Technical University of Graz, where he was the dean of the Faculty of architecture from 2001 to 2002. From 2002 he has been professor for architectural and urban design and Director of the College of Architecture at the Polytechnic School of Turin. From 2015 he is professor for architecture and Head of the Department of Architecture at Xi’an Jiatong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China.