School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC)

ENAC joins forces of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences and Engineering to help ensure a sustainable living environment for humanity through a sound and respectful integration of human activities into the biosphere.

The faculty grasps major challenges such as climate change, global digitalization, and rapid urbanization in its entirety whilst considering economic, technical, and social demands.

Value Proposition

ENAC contributes substantially to a sustainable transition of the built and natural environment.

Our mission and goals

ENAC Sustainability challenges

ENAC aims to play a leading role in the transition to a sustainable living environment by its inter- and transdisciplinary approach and its unique collaboration of architecture, civil and environmental engineering. ENAC focuses on 3 strategic challenges:

  1. Developing knowledge and innovations to anticipate, mitigate and adapt to climate change.
  2. Reap the benefits of digitalization to serve a sustainable development of cities and infrastructures.
  3. Adopt new approaches to urbanization and innovate to contribute to sustainable territories.

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ENAC three disciplines

ENAC bring together three transformative disciplines:

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences and Engineering

ENAC explores the potentials of interdisciplinarity to achieve excellence in the training of tomorrow’s architects and engineers as well as to place scientists at the forefront of research.


Three sections to train tomorrow’s engineers.

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Three institutes with over 70 laboratories.

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Innovation and knowledge transfer

ENAC promotes research partnerships with enterprises and public organizations. To encourage innovation and implement scientific knowledge, ENAC plays an active part in technology transfer and spin-off initiatives.

New initiatives by our partners and collaborators are warmly welcome! Special care is taken to establish long-term relationships of high quality. Collaborating companies and public authorities have access to state-of-the-art research teams, facilities, and equipment.

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"Overshoot Day" book selection


Place and room: Rolex Learning Center
Category: Exhibitions

ETH-EPFL Summer School: Transects Through Alpine Water Landscapes


With: Prof. Dr. Paola Vigano, EPFL Laboratory of Urbanism (LAB-U) Institute of Architecture (IA), Studio Paola Viganò Prof. Dr. Tom Avermaete, ETH Zurich, Chair of the History and Theory of Urban Design, Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies (LUS) &, Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) Prof. em. Dr. Rolf Weingartner, Professor Emeritus, Hydrology, University of Bern Dr. Karina Liechti, Senior Research Scientist, Sustainability Governance Impact Area, University of Bern
Category: Miscellaneous



Place and room: STCC 2 52
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Berges du Rhône, Lyon © EPFL / LAST / JACQUES Pierre

Forum des transitions urbaines – Réinventer les rives urbaines?


With: Frédéric Bonnet (Obras), Sara Formery (LAST), Amélie Noury (Atelier Parisien d’Urbanisme), Bertrand Vignal (BASE), Olga Bolshanina (Herzog & de Meuron), Brigitte Philippon (Philippon – Kalt), Nicolas Michelin (ANMA) et Emmanuel Rey (Bauart / LAST).
Place and room: Microcity
Category: Conferences – Seminars

students doing exercises - A. Hertzog

Teaching Toolkit for EXERCISES


With: Siara Isaac
Category: Internal trainings

PhD seminar "Neighborhoods in transition"


With: Herzog & De Meuron (Basel) Latz + Partner (Munich) Voies navigables de France 3Land (Basel) In Situ (Lyon) Flussbad Berlin
Place and room: A confirmer
Category: Conferences – Seminars

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