School of Architecture

Chalmers University of Technology

School Website

Architecture at Chalmers has a 160-year history. It is thus the oldest of the four Swedish schools of architecture today.


Over such a long period both the profession and the teaching of it have of course changed several times. What follows is an attempt to describe these changes in very brief form, organized around ten moments in time that were of some importance for the development of the subject.


As manifold as such a development may be it is nevertheless tempting to try to summarize it and look for some typifying characteristics, however provisional. In economic history and human geography there is a concept called “path dependency.” The idea is that institutions (not only in the academic sense but also companies, for example, or cities or regions) have a certain built-in inertia that makes them continue along the same path. There is always a culture carried by people but also “institutionalized” in courses, faculty positions, administration, and buildings. History matters.

(read more)
Study Programs
General information
Fredrik Nilsson
Chalmersplatsen 4, 412 96 Göteborg
Email /
+46 (0)31 772 10 00
Social Media
Campus Location
The information of this School was extracted from the Official Website.
Related Schools of Architecture
Dipartimento di Architettura e Design (DAD)
Turin, Italy
Department of Architecture
Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Bartlett School of Architecture
London, United Kingdom
Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Milan, Italy

© BEST ARCHITECTURE MASTER’S Todos los derechos reservados | Nota legal | Política de cookies

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more