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Summit Speaker: Christophe Girot

Christophe Girot
June 10, 2016

Christophe Girot
Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich

Christophe Girot was born in Paris in 1957 and is Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the Architecture Department of the ETH in Zurich. He received a dual Masters in Architecture and Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley, and was Chair of Design at the Versailles School of Landscape Architecture. His teaching and research interests span new topological methods in landscape design, landscape perception and analysis through new media, and contemporary theory and history of landscape architecture.

At the ETH he co-founded the Landscape Visualising and Modelling Laboratory (LVML) with Professor Adrienne Gret-Regamey in 2010. His professional practice ( focuses on large-scale landscape projects, using advanced 3D GIS techniques that contribute to the design of more sustainable landscape environments such as the Alptransit Deposit in Sigirino and the Third Rhône River Correction in the Canton of Valais. He directed an advanced design research project on the Ciliwung River in Jakarta for the ETH Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore. He is a member of the Humboldt Foundation Evaluation Board.