Research units | Research laboratories | Doctoral programs | Libraries, collections and archives | Published Thesis

The main objective of the Institute of Architecture and the City (IA) is the development of research. A fundamental task that implies that architecture, the quality of construction, the insertion in the surrounding environment, the respect of natural and urban landscapes as well as that of the cultural heritage are primarily of general interest. 

  • Research units

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

Design Studio on the Conception of Space
Prof. Dieter Dietz

Urban and regional community planning
Prof. Jérôme Chenal

Lab for creative computation
Prof. Stefana Parascho

Domestic City laboratory
Prof. Sophie Delhay

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

Laboratory of Construction and Architecture
Prof. Paolo Tombesi

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

Laboratory of Urbanism
Prof. Paola Viganò

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

Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies
Prof. Emmanuel Rey

Urban Sociology Laboratory
Prof. Vincent Kaufmann

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

Laboratory of Environmental and Urban Economics
Prof. Philippe Thalmann

Laboratory of Imagination and Fabrication
Prof. Jo Taillieu

Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design
Prof. Marilyne Andersen

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

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

Structural Exploration Lab
Prof. Corentin Fivet

Theory and Experience Architecture Studio
Prof. Eric Lapierre

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

Theory and Project of Domestic Space
Prof. Pier Vittorio Aureli

Laboratory of Urban and Environmental Systems
Prof. Gabriele Manoli

Laboratory of Numeric Cultures for Architectural Projects
Prof. honoraire Bernard Cache

Construction and Conservation Laboratory
Prof. honoraire Luca Ortelli

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

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

Techniques et sauvegarde de l’architecture moderne
Prof. honoraire Franz Graf

  • Research Laboratories

  • Doctoral programs

EPFL’s excellence in manifold research fields, as evidenced by its top academic rankings, means that it is an outstanding place for doctoral students to interact with internationally renowned researchers and to work in over 350 laboratories equipped with cutting-edge facilities.

The Doctoral School supervises 22 doctoral programs covering together all EPFL fields of research. Each programs is responsible for recruiting doctoral students, organizing their supervision and monitoring their progress. The doctoral programs also organize an offer of advanced level courses and create a community based in their scientific domain.

The Doctoral Program brings together in one doctoral program the world of architecture and that of social sciences concerned with the inhabited space and combines basic and applied research in an interdisciplinary perspective. Comprised of faculty members active within more than 30 laboratories of EPFL, the EDAR doctoral program receives three times a year new PhD Students interested in its scientific orientations which encompass three research areas across the researches conducted in the laboratories.

Direction ad interim
Elena Cogato Lanza
[email protected]
+41 21 693 62 14
BP 4133
Sandra Bottà
[email protected]
+41 21 693 21 91
BP 2130
  • Libraries, collections and archives

Discover the archives of scientific research works and doctoral theses conducted by EPFL Architecture.

  • Published Thesis

Quartiers rhodaniens en transition

S. S. Formery Regazzoni / E. Rey (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2024. 

Vers un projet territorial du vivant L’outil des réseaux écologiques comme projet urbanistique de revitalisation du paysage agricole

M. F. J. Villaret / E. Cogato Lanza; J. Baudry (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2024. 

Spatial Modeling for Building Design Evaluation: from Visual Landscape Quality Assessment to Devaluation Risk Estimation

A. R. Swietek / P. Thalmann (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2024. 

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