皮埃尔·艾兰·克罗赛特教授是一位国际知名的建筑师、一位在学术界有着广泛影响力的研究者和教育家。他不仅是一位享誉国际建筑和城市规划领域的知名专家，他长期以来取得的跨学科的成就更进一步奠定了他的国际声誉。作为一名建筑师， Croset教授与几位世界知名建筑师均有合作，完成了许多意大利历史城市的房屋、复原和城市设计项目。他参与过建筑和城市设计领域的诸多竞赛并获得奖项，作品已在国际期刊上发表。作为一位教育家，Croset教授先后在瑞士、美国、奥地利、法国、意大利和中国等国的大学任教，并在高等教育界担任领导职位。自2015年1月起，他进入西交利物浦大学，成为建筑系系主任及教授。Croset教授研究成果已经通过约240份出版物的出版予以广泛传播，他的项目成果更在2006年威尼斯建筑双年展和2008年(UIA) 世界建筑师大会上展出。他最新完成的中国城市再生研究，是由清华大学和都灵理工大学学者共同开展的有关北京工业遗产的重要项目。
Professor Pierre·Alain·Croset has a long international experience as a qualified architect, as an original academic researcher, and as a talented educator. He is well-known as an expert in the international community of architects and urban planners, and his reputation is founded on a long record of interdisciplinary achievement.
As an architect, Professor Croset realized innovative buildings and projects, especially in the field of Housing, Restoration, and Urban Design for historical cities in Italy. He participated to many competitions in architecture and urban design, with some prizes, and his architectural work has been published in international journals.
As an educator, Professor Croset has experimented innovative teaching methods in Universities in Switzerland, USA, Austria, France, Italy and China, assuming positions of leadership in higher education. From January 2015, he is Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at Xi’an Jiatong-Liverpool University.
The research activity of Professor Croset is documented by 240 publications, mostly as single author, and relates to different fields of interest.
A first group of studies concern the history and the critical interpretation of the contemporary architecture production, from Le Corbusier to the work of some international protagonists of the post-war period (Gino Valle, Herman Hertzberger, Oswald Mathias Ungers, Alvaro Siza, Rafael Moneo, Alberto Campo Baeza, Guillermo Vazquez Consuegra, Luigi Snozzi).
A second group of studies concern some typical phenomena of late modernity in architecture and urbanism, with a special attention to the changes in the relations between urban planning and architectural design, especially in some European big cities as Berlin, Barcelona, Paris and Turin.
A third group of studies is directly related to the pedagogy of the architectural design. Through his intense activity as an innovative teacher, Professor Croset reflected critically on the necessity to reform the traditional “Design Studio” in terms of multidisciplinary teamwork, and moved recently his interests towards the transformations of the large Asian metropolis, with academic projects for Mumbai presented at the Biennale of architecture of Venezia in 2006 (First international prize of the Schools of architecture), and for Beijing (World congress of the International Union of Architects (UIA) in Turin in 2008).
This research interest for the urban regeneration in China has been implemented in the year 2014 through his active participation to an important research programme carried out by scholars from Tsinghua University and Politecnico di Torino, dedicated to the tangible and intangible heritage left by industrial Danwei areas in contemporary Beijing.
Other achievements of Professor Croset concern his activity as an expert in commissions and juries for international competitions of architecture and urban design in Europe, and his activity of curator of exhibitions for some prestigious cultural institutions in Italy, dedicated to important architects as Gino Valle (1989), Alvar Aalto (1998), Alvaro Siza (1999), Carlo Scarpa (2000), Cesare Cattaneo (2012). As an expert, Professor Croset is routinely invited for keynote lectures in international conferences, for the moderation of round tables, and for the peer-review of essays in international journals.