Seventh Edition 2019-2020
France / Switzerland
Christophe Girot is since 2001 Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture and currently dean of the Department of Architecture of the ETH Zürich. He has directed the Institute of Landscape Architecture since 2005 and received the ETH Golden Owl Award for teaching excellence in 2016. He obtained a double Masters of Architecture and Landscape Architecture from U.C. Berkeley (1986-1988) as well as a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Planning from U.C. Davis (1981). He was Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the Versailles School of Landscape Architecture (Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage) in France from 1990 to 2000.
Christophe Girot holds a practice in Zürich with projects in Europe and in Asia. The Sigirino Mound project for the Alp Transit Company in Ticino as well as the Brissago Garden project in Ticino with SAM architects test current limits of topological design and modelling in challenging alpine situations. He is widely published and his Book entitled The Course of Landscape Architecture published by Thames & Hudson was released in 2016.