Peter Boelsterli was born in Winterthur, Switzerland. He studied architecture at ETH Zurich and founded his own practice for architectural design & research 1993. Today he combines higher education activities with research and his private practice. Peter was Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of Bern University of Applied Science and has been appointed as China Delegate of the Swiss Rector’s Conference of the Universities of Applied Sciences & Arts, where he is supporting the Development of Sino-Swiss Science and Technology Cooperation’s. With his wide field of activities he is one of the key persons of the Sino-Swiss Higher Education, Architecture and Urban Planning Landscape. He is an idealist with his main interests on the attention given to transformations in relation to sustainability, new life styles and cooperative development pathways.