Urs Peter Flueckiger
Professor of Architecture, Texas Tech University
About Urs Peter Flueckiger
Swiss-American Urs Peter "Upe" Flueckiger, was born in Herzogenbuchsee, Switzerland. He is a Full Professor in the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas USA, where he also maintains his architectural practice. Prior to 1998 he worked for several architectural firms in Switzerland including the office of Mario Botta in Lugano, Switzerland, and in New York City in the office of David Rockwell (Rockwellgroup). In 1998 he joined the faculty of the College of Architecture at Texas Tech. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. His design and research interests are economical ecological housing, minimalism in architecture, design build, and modernism in the 20th century to the present. In 2004 he and Artist Carol Fitzgerald Flueckiger, designed and built their current house and studio, basing it on Flueckiger’s design philosophy. For his work, Flueckiger has received multiple teaching, research, and design awards. He is the author of the book: “Donald Judd, Architecture in Marfa Texas.” (Birkhäuser 2007 and 2021, 2nd, expanded edition) His design work has been published in “The New York Times”, “Texas Architect Magazine”, among many other books, journals, and magazines. He completed a Sustainable Cabin, a design build project with his students and several projects for Charles Adams, Gallerist in Lubbock, Texas. In his book, “How much House? Thoreau, Le Corbusier and the Sustainable Cabin” (Birkhäuser 2016) he writes about minimal living, the Sustainable Cabin and its inspirations by Le Corbusier and Henry David Thoreau. In 2019 a Spanish edition of How Much House? entitled ¿Cuánta casa necesitamos? Thoreau, Le Corbusier y la cabaña sostenible was published (Gustavo Gili September 2019) When he is not thinking architecture or playing with his family, he loves riding his motorcycle across the High Plains of West Texas.