- Maturite latin-science, Collège St. Michel, Fribourg
- Diplôme d'Architecture, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
It is with great sadness that the College of Environmental Design reports the passing of Jean-Pierre Protzen, Professor Emeritus, in Switzerland on January 10, 2021. His wife, Elsbeth, died a few days prior. https://ced.berkeley.edu/events-media/news/ced-professor-emeritus-jean-pierre-protzen-and-wife-elsbeth-protzen-have-died
Professor Protzen was author of Inca Architecture and Construction at Ollantaytambo and several other publications on design theory and methods, Inca architecture, and construction techniques. Honors include research fellowships from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the University of California, and an International Architecture Book Award. Professor Protzen taught courses on design theories and methods, logics of design, and research methods. Research interests included the logics of design, design, planning, and construction principles of ancient civilizations, particularly Pre-Columbian South America. Most recent research included the architecture and construction of the Tiwanaku in Bolivia and Tambo Colorado in Peru.
- Selected Publications
Inca Architecture and Construction at Ollantaytambo (1993)
Debate and Argumentation in Planning: An Inquiry into Appropriate Rules and Procedures. With Hans Dehlinger (1972)