The Centre for Conscious Design

Pierre Longhini

Member of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA)

Member of Swiss Engineers and Architects Association (SIA)

Ambassador of the Association des Climats du Vignoble de Bourgogne (Burgundy Climate Organisation UNESCO)

Member of Minds GE – Organisation promoting Mental Health Initiatives for Adults and Children in Switzerland

Passionate and inquisitive, I am a citizen of the world with a deep appreciation for travels, linguistics, and innovation. Having had the privilege of living in diverse cities such as Singapore, Paris, London, Geneva, and currently based in Lausanne, I have cultivated a global mindset that fuels my work and personal growth.

With a wealth of experience gained from prestigious firms including Mario Botta, One Works, Grimshaw, Ittenbrechbuehl, and Aubert Architectes, I bring a strong foundation of knowledge and expertise to any project. My time at these esteemed organizations has allowed me to develop a wide range of skills and a deep understanding of different architectural approaches. This adaptability and ability to learn on the spot have been instrumental in my professional journey, as I actively seek out diverse work environments that challenge and inspire me.

Three passions have defined me from a young age and continue to shape both my personal and professional life: music, architecture, and wine studies. These passions serve as powerful tools for self-reflection, constantly pushing me to question my choices and decisions. Music, with its ability to evoke emotions and communicate beyond language barriers, has taught me the importance of creating experiences that resonate with people. Architecture, as a means of shaping the built environment, has instilled in me a sense of responsibility to create spaces that enhance the lives of individuals and communities. Finally, my fascination with wine studies has nurtured an open mind, teaching me to appreciate the nuances and stories behind each bottle and encouraging me to approach challenges with a fresh perspective.

Driven by my enthusiastic and curious nature as well my deep love for neuroscience, I am committed to designing a world in which people can grow and develop in the healthiest way. My interest surrounding neuroscience and its relationship with architecture goes beyond the immediate impact of design on our mental health as I am deeply interested in how could we use the brain’s plasticity as a tool for design, could we make our own environments as plastic as our brains ? Could our built environment be a continued driver of development for our brain, reducing cognitive decline. Using the phrase “if we don’t use it, you lose it” to develop new ways in which architecture and buildings can help promote a healthy brain.

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