Eric Lapierre and Jo Taillieu appointed Associate Professors
Both renowned in their respective fields, Eric Lapierre and Jo Taillieu will strengthen the education of architects at EPFL from 1 January 2020.
Eric Lapierre was named as Associate Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC)
Eric Lapierre has achieved considerable international renown as an architect and critic. He is also well-known as a curator, having served as Chief Curator of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2019, for example. The residential and public buildings that Eric Lapierre designs at his own architecture firm attract widespread attention. His appointment will strengthen the training of architects at EPFL and boost the university’s international reputation.
Professor Jo Taillieuwas namedas Associate Professor of Architecturein the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC)
Jo Taillieu is one of the best-known representatives of the new wave of Belgian architecture, which has made its mark on the European stage in recent years. As an advocate of critical architectural awareness and a proponent of social responsibility in architecture, and in his role as an architect and partner in a well-known firm, Jo Taillieu has attracted considerable attention in the world of architecture. His appointment enables EPFL to incorporate new approaches to original spatial design into its teaching.