ENAC, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering
At ENAC, several scientific communities come together under one roof: environmental engineers, civil engineers, architects, and social scientists. Combining disciplinary depth and interdisciplinary breadth, our teaching and research activities contribute to the common goal of finding solutions for a sustainable future by engaging together about the quality of our environment.
ENAC School has a long tradition of interdisciplinarity, such as realized in the teaching program Design Together and different research activities. Furthermore, the School supports initiatives fostering interdisciplinary student projects, such as the Swiss Living Challenge and the Student Kreativity and Innovation Lab (SKIL).
There exist many interdisciplinary research and teaching collaborations between the different ENAC laboratories. These common academic activities are visualized by the Affinity Map, which uncovers cohesion within the School in terms of joint teaching activities, co-supervision responsibilities, and co-authored publications.
The latest news
EPFL architecture students bring La Buvette d'Evian back to life
Around 150 first-year EPFL architecture students will soon be crossing Lake Geneva into France to install new forms of architecture and gardens around the Buvette d'Evian. They have already tested their new architectural designs on the Swiss side of the lake. The revamped site will be inaugurated at a ceremony on 28 May, which will be attended by Evian city officials.
EPFL students envision the 2039 edition of the Fête des Vignerons
As the 2019 Fête des Vignerons prepares to kick off this summer, EPFL students presented their concepts for the 2039 edition of this winegrowers’ festival, a major local event held every 20 years in Vevey. The proposals, drawn up as part of a week-long interdisciplinary program and presented on Tuesday, echo the values their generation holds dear: decentralized, sustainable and social.
How your clothes influence the air you breathe
Dusan Licina, a tenure-track assistant professor at the Smart Living Lab, EPFL Fribourg, has taken a critical look at how much we really know about our exposure to particles and chemicals transported by our clothing. His study concludes that further research is needed and opens up new areas of investigation.
At ENAC, students are offered world-class undergraduate and graduate courses, allowing them to become specialists in their own domain of study. Throughout their bachelor education, students acquire the foundation upon which they build their specialization in the master’s degree program.
Hands-on design projects with deliberate exposure to other disciplines add unique value in preserving a broad approach to knowledge and recognizing how each discipline directly or indirectly connects to others.
Mandatory internships in industry and academia give students early exposure to what awaits them after their graduation. Early on in their studies, students experience for themselves the potential and the challenge of interdisciplinary breadth and plant the seeds for their budding careers.
Training the future architects by giving them a solid polytechnic training is the key role of the EPFL Architecture Section: the Bachelor's years constitute a common base, the Master phase crowning the personal development.
EPFL's civil engineering studies enable our students to acquire the knowledge necessary for the development of large-scale projects as well as for their management and realization. The first three years of bachelor's studies focus on acquiring the basics necessary for understanding concepts, mastering construction techniques, evaluating these techniques and integrating them into our natural and built environment.
Our planet faces multiple challenges to the environment, some of the major ones being - climate change, depletion of resources such as drinking water, increasing pollution, human population growth and the loss of biodiversity.
Research within ENAC shapes the environment we live. As part of a world-class science with a strong interdisciplinary culture, it addresses many of the major challenges faced by society today through collaborative research projects.
With over 80 laboratories, ENAC researchers work at the interface between human activities and the biosphere, from underground microbial ecosystems to complex human urban systems.
The Institute of Architecture and the city was established to promote research in architecture and urban planning. This fundamental mission reflects the fact that high-quality architecture, well-constructed structures and buildings that fit in seamlessly with their surroundings, natural and urban landscapes and cultural heritage are clearly in the public interest.
The Civil Engineering Institute at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne performs research in the core disciplines of Civil Engineering : Geo-engineering, hydraulics and fluids, structures and materials, transport and mobility, buildings and energy systems.
IIE research units pioneer adaptation to environmental changes as part of sustainable design. Our emphasis is on translational science based upon rigorous understanding our environment, seamless integration of data and models, humans as integral parts of environmental systems, and development of novel, leading-edge technologies.
To facilitate and encourage outreach and innovation, ENAC actively promotes research partnerships with public and private organizations, tech-transfer, and the launch of spin-offs.
A dedicated industrial liaisons officier and a strategic vigil work with EPFL's Technology Transfer Office to identify promising technologies and provide assistance drafting patents, raising funds, and getting start-ups off the ground.
By partnering with laboratories at ENAC, companies and public entities gain access to some of the most advanced research teams and equipment.
InnoSeed ENAC is an incentive program to encourage innovation and technology transfer at EPFL’s School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering.
ENAC's Industrial Liaison Officer facilitates the connection with private and public partners. All new opportunities are welcome and special care is taken to build high quality long-term relationships.
smart living lunches
Place and room:
smart living lab, Fribourg room
Category: Conferences - Seminars
INFINITY ROOM I - ArtLab Exhibition
Olivier Christinat, Bogdan Konopka, Catherine Leutenegger
Place and room: ArtLab pavillon central
Exhibition The Living City - Park Systems from Lausanne to Los Angeles
Place and room:
Just finished [ ERA-NET Active and Assisted Living (AAL) | Research funding on Sustainable Smart Solutions for Ageing well ]
Category: Call for proposal
Just finished [ SERI Exchange of young researchers with China – Extended Deadline | Research funding ]
Category: Call for proposal
Design Project - Présentations orales
Etudiants de Master, 1e année SIE
Place and room: GR A3 31, GR A3 30, GR B3 30 et GR A3 32
Just finished Hydraulic-morphological habitat assessment in rivers considering residual flow, sediment replenishment and artificial flood events
Place and room: CM 1 2
Category: Thesis defenses
Just finished From observations to 3D forecasts: Data assimilation for high resolution lakes monitoring
Place and room: PO 01
Category: Thesis defenses
Place and room: SG 1211
Category: Sciences Activities for Youth