Christophe Girot

Christophe Girot is Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the Department of Architecture of the ETH in Zürich since 2001. He has directed the Institute of Landscape Architecture since 2005 and received the ETH Golden Owl award for teaching excellence in 2016.

His research cover three domains:
– Methods in landscape architecture and topology
– New media in landscape analysis and perception
– History and theory of Western landscape architecture.

Emphasis at the Chair is given to large scale landscape design and modelling methods with particular attention to the topology of nature in and around cities. The LVML (landscape visualising and modelling laboratory) of the ETH and ongoing research with the NCCR in Digital Fabrication, the Kyoto Institute of Technology, CTI and SNF grants has yielded ground breaking results in point cloud design, modelling and acoustic sensing.

Christophe Girot received a double Masters of Architecture and Landscape Architecture from U.C. Berkeley (1986-1988) and 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 in France from 1990 to 2000 until he joined the ETH. He holds a practice in Zürich with projects in Europe and in Asia.