From Switzerland To Wisconsin
Texas A&M architecture faculty members highlight the architectural heritage of a Wisconsin town in a traveling exhibit.

Deep in the Midwest, a small town presents an architectural surprise: Swiss-style residential and commercial designs that line the town’s main road, giving visitors an impression that they’ve arrived in a region of Switzerland.

This is the village of New Glarus, Wisconsin, a town settled by Swiss immigrants more than 150 years ago. Its design is the subject of research and a traveling exhibit created by Texas A&M University’s Jonathan Louie, assistant professor of practice, and Nicole McIntosh, assistant professor of architecture.

McIntosh, originally from Switzerland, and Louie, a Hawaii native, came across New Glarus on a cross-country road trip. Inspired by the intersecting of the Swiss-American worlds, an idea was born.

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