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  • EPFL Architecture

EPFL Architecture at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne is the architecture school at university level in the French speaking part of Switzerland. Its profits from a pointedly transdisciplinary environment, being embedded at ENAC Faculty, where architects, civil engineers and environmental engineers are engaging in research and education with the mission to find new ways to engage knowledge and action for our societies.

Our vision
We are convinced that in order to answer to these urgencies we must review and diversify the role of the architect. To do this, we have two fields of action, teaching and research.

Our mission
With our activities we aim to address the systemic challenges posed by the continued climate crisis, rapid urbanization, and the threat of collapsing eco-systems. Teachings in the school prepare students to respond to these emergencies, right from the first year of study.

  • Organisation

Architecture Section
EPFL ENAC SAR-GE 
BP 2231
Station 16 
1015 Lausanne
[email protected]
+41 21 693 32 11
Architecture Institut
EPFL ENAC IA-GE
BP 2233
Station 16
1015 Lausanne
[email protected]
+41 21 693 27 89
Section Director
Prof. Dieter Dietz
Institut Director
Prof. Jeffrey Huang

Section Deputy
Laure Kochnitzky Palluel
+ Responsable passerelle HES
Section administrator
Gesualdo Casciana
+ Responsible internship
Institut administrator
Marie-Christine Lehmann


Invited teacher administrator
Corinne Chaumont Ganty
Coordinator
Corinne Waridel
Coordinator
Sophie Lufkin
ENAC-IT service
Jérôme Zufferey
Model workshop
Antoine Gagliardi

Graphics devices
Isabelle Mancino
Concierge service
Alan Defrance
  • Research units

ACHT
Architecture, Criticism, History and Theory
Prof. Christophe van Gerrewey


ALICE
Design Studio on the Conception of Space
Prof. Dieter Dietz


CNPA
Laboratory of Digital Culture for Architectural Projects
Prof. Bernard Cache


CRC
Laboratory for Creative Computation
Prof. Stefana Parascho


EAST
Laboratory of Elementary Architecture and Studies of Types
Prof. Anja Fröhlich, Prof Martin Fröhlich


FAR
Laboratory of Construction and Architecture
Prof. Paolo Tombesi


HITAM
History and Theories of Architecture, Technology and Media
Prof. Alfredo Thiermann


LAB–U
Laboratory of Urbanism
Prof. Viganò Paola


LAPIS
Arts of sciences laboratory – Archives of imaginary
Prof. Nicola Braghieri


LAST
Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies
Prof. Emmanuel Rey


LASUR
Urban Sociology Laboratory
Prof. Vincent Kaufmann


LDM
Media and Design Laboratory (ENAC/IC)
Prof. Jeffrey Huang


LEURE
Laboratory of Environmental and Urban Economics
Prof. Philippe Thalmann


LIF
Laboratory of Imagination and Fabrication
Prof. Jo Taillieu


LIPID
Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design
Prof. Marilyne Andersen


MANSLAB
Laboratory for spatial manufacturing
Prof. Marco Bakker, Prof. Alexandre Blanc


RIOT
Research and development for innovation on architecture, urban design and territory
Prof. Charlotte Malterre-Barthes


SXL
Structural Exploration Lab
Prof. Corentin Fivet


TEXAS
Theory and Experience Architecture Studio
Prof. Eric Lapierre


THEMA
Theory of Environment, Material, and Architecture
Prof. Sarah Nichols


TPOD
Theory and Project of Domestic Space
Prof. Pier Vittorio Aureli


TSAM
Laboratory of Techniques and Preservation of Modern Architecture
Prof. Franz Graf


URBES
Laboratory of Urban and Environmental Systems
Prof. Gabriele Manoli

LCC
Construction and Conservation Laboratory
Prof. honoraire Luca Ortelli


LTH3
Theory and History of Architecture Laboratory 3
Prof. honoraire Roberto Gargiani


LTH2
Theory and History of Architecture Laboratory 2
Prof. honoraire Bruno Marchand

  • Academic referents

Post-doctoral researchers, scientific collaborators, scientific assistants and PhD assistants.

  • Commissions & Students representatives

The teaching committees propose, according to the directives of the Vice President for Education, the study plans and the regulations of control of studies of their respective section.

Commission presidency
Prof. Dieter DietzSection Director
Mrs Laure Kochnitzky PalluelSection Deputy

Professor and MER
Prof. Nicola BraghieriENAC-IA-LAPIS
Prof. Franz GrafENAC-IA-TSAM
Mr. Luca PattaroniENAC-IA-LASUR
Dr Andreas SchuelerENAC-ICC-LESO
Prof. Jo TaillieuENAC-IA-LIF  

Corps intermédiaire
VacatDoctorant·e
VacatDoctorant·e
Mrs Paule SoubeyrandENAC-IA-LAPIS
Mr. Jérôme ZuffereyENAC-IT, chargé de cours SAR

Students
Mrs Esther ChatelainPropaedeutic year
Mrs Nour Keller
Mrs Ambre Lassus2nd year bachelor
Mrs Magali Hölzl
Mrs Anna Hausel3rd year bachelor
Mrs Selen Karakoc 1st year master
Mr. Karl Valfells
Mrs Lara Baumgartner2nd year master
Mr. Sébastien Weber

Composition et mode de nomination (art. 18 *)
Chaque section de la Faculté possède sa commission d’enseignement.
Les commissions d’enseignement se composent de membres faisant partie de la section correspondante, soit :

  • du·de la directeur·trice de la section, qui préside,
  • de maîtres, d’assistant·e·s, de collaborateur·trice·s scientifiques et de candidat·e·s au doctorat,
  • d’étudiant·e·s.

A l’exception du·de la directeur·trice de section, les membres des commissions d’enseignement sont nommé·e·s par la direction de Faculté après approbation de la proposition par le conseil de Faculté. La durée des mandats est de deux ans; pour les étudiants, elle est de un an. Ces mandatssont renouvelables.

Compétences, convocation et décision (art. 19*)
Les commissions d’enseignement proposent, selon les directives de la Vice-Présidence pour la Formation, les plans d’études et les règlements de contrôle des études de leur section respective.

  • Elles évaluent la mise en application des plans d’études et du contrôle des études et proposent des améliorations ou des adaptations.
  • Elles coordonnent leurs activités entre elles au sein de la Faculté, au travers de leurs présidents. Elles peuvent créer un groupe de coordination.
  • Elles règlent les questions courantes liées au déroulement des études.
  • Elles donnent leur avis à la direction de Faculté sur toutes les questions touchant l’enseignement.
  • Elles conseillent les directeurs de section.
  • Elles se réunissent au moins une fois par semestre, sur convocation de leur président ou à la demande de trois de leurs membres.
  • Elles prennent leurs décisions à la majorité simple des membres présents.
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Extrait du Réglement d’organisation de l’ENAC du 3 mars 2003

The representation of the student body at EPFL is carried out by the student representatives at the school assembly, the faculty councils and the teaching commissions, by the class delegates, as well as by the general student representation association of EPFL.

Mrs Esther ChatelainPropaedeutic year
Mrs Nour Keller
Mrs Ambre Lassus2nd year bachelor
Mrs Magali Hölzl
Mrs Anna Hausel3rd year bachelor
Mrs Selen Karakoc 1st year master
Mr. Karl Valfells
Mrs Lara Baumgartner2nd year master
Mr. Sébastien Weber

  • Community life

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