Markus Breitschmid

Virginia Tech
203 Draper Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(tel) 540-231-5547
(fax) 540-231-5761

Markus Breitschmid is an internationally active architectural theoretician, historian, and author on architecture. A trained architect and architecture historian, Breitschmid received his education in Switzerland, the United States and Germany. He is a registered architect and a member of the Swiss Institute of Architects and Engineers. He received his Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.) in Engineering Science from the Technische Universität Berlin. Breitschmid’s scholarship focuses on the aesthetic mentality of modernism and post-modernity, in particular its promulgations in architecture and philosophical aesthetics. He has authored and edited several books on such subjects as Friedrich Nietzsche, Valerio Olgiati, Bruno Taut, Contemporary Swiss Architecture, Tectonics in Architecture, and Theories of Interpretation.