ANNE LACATON, professor Anne manages together with her partner Jean-Philippe Vassal the international architecture practice Lacaton&Vassal based in Paris. Their work spans from public buildings and housing to urban planning. Main projects completed by the office comprise the regional contemporary art center FRAC in Dunkerque, the renovation of the contemporary Art museum Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Architecture School in Nantes, the Viennese Café at Museumsquartier, transformations of modern social housing like the Tour Bois-le-Prêtre in Paris or the Cité du Grand Parc in Bordeaux, as well as numerous collective and individual housing projects like the house Latapie in Bordeaux, the house in the trees in the bay of Arcachon, the Cité Manifeste in Mulhouse or the social and student housing in Paris. All projects are based on a principle of generosity and economy, serving the life, the uses and the appropriation, with the aim of changing the standard. Between 2000 and 2017 Anne was guest professor at various universities, for example in Madrid, Oslo, at EPFL Lausanne, Harvard GSD and TU Delft. Since July 2017, she is professor of Architecture and Design at the ETH Zürich. mail

SIMON DURAND, assistant Simon studied at the architecture schools of Rennes and Potsdam, and graduated from Paris-la-Villette in 2009. He was working in the office of Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal until 2012. Then, Simon joined the Swiss office LVPH until 2018. In parallel, he created the Bureau Mécanique with three partners, working mainly on educational or artistic projects. mail

CARINA SACHER, assistant Carina studied architecture at TU Vienna and ENSA Versailles, practiced since 2009 in Paris and Vienna in various architecture offices such as gaupenraub +/-, nonconform and Lacaton&Vassal. Her personal research and cultural work deals with fragile housing and working situations as well as sociopolitical relevant urban spaces. Currently, she is lecturer at the housing institute at TU Vienna. mail

ILONA SCHNEIDER, assistant Ilona received her architecture degree at ETH Zürich. From 2007 to 2010, she was working in several offices for architecture like Guillermo Vazques Consuegra in Sevilla, Meili Peter Architekten and office haratori in Zürich. Since 2010, she and her partner run the office Schneider Eigensatz Architekten in Zürich. Important realised projects are two residential buildings in Ardez, Canton of Graubünden. In 2018, they were awarded by the Ausserrhodische Kulturstiftung. Important current project is the revitalization of 23 heritage residential buildings in Ilona’s hometown with the aim of spatial and social impacts. mail

CLAUDIA JANZ, administrative assistant Claudia is the administrative assistant of three chairs, since 2009 for Christophe Girot at the chair of Landscape Architecture, and since 2017 for Jan De Vylder and Anne Lacaton. In addition to every-day work she is engaged as responsible for the basic vocational training of commercial assistants. mail

GRAZIELLA GINI, student assistant Graziella completed her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture at ETH Zurich, with an internship at Müller Sigrist Architekten AG. Since the beginning of the Master, she has worked as a student assistant at the chairs of Kees Christiaanse and Anne Lacaton. After an exchange at the TU in Delft, she returned to ETH Zurich to finish her Master’s degree.



Studio Anne Lacaton, Lacaton&Vassal 
Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich
design studio ONA G23
office G14/16
Neunbrunnenstrasse 50
8050 Zürich 




For application please send your portfolio and motivation letter (max. half A4) to:
Ilona Schneider