Sophie Delhay and Corentin Fivet nominated as Associate Professors
Sophie Delhay, architect and founder of Sophie Delhay Architecte in Paris, will focus her research on sustainability. Corentin Fivet, a member of the Smart Living Lab, will pursue his pioneering research on circular construction.
Sophie Delhay, architect and head of the architectural firm Sophie Delhay Architecte in Paris, currently visiting professor at EPFL, is nominated as Associate Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC).
Sophie Delhay’s work interrogates the design and construction of social housing. Her practice places particular emphasis on the perspective of the residents, which she aligns with ecological dimensions. A winner of numerous prestigious awards, she will in the future explore broader sustainability issues in connection with adaptive re-use, new relationships between urban and rural areas, and the critical revision of the concept of living as a result of changing lifestyles. Sophie Delhay has just been nominated "Chevalière de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres" by the French Ministry of Culture. She was also rewarded with the Schelling Price 2022 (DE), nominated at the Mies Van Der Rohe 2022 Award (SP) and was awarded with the Equerre d’argent 2019 - Habitat Category (FR).
Professor Corentin Fivet, currently Tenure Track Assistant Professor at EPFL, as Associate Professor of Architecture and Structural Design in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC)
Corentin Fivet develops computational methods and design processes for increasing the circularity of building structures. He heads the Structural Xploration Lab (SXL), which is part of the Smart Living Lab, located in Fribourg. The SXL, which excels in the fields of structural optimization and the realization of innovative large-scale demonstrators, has forged a solid international reputation under his leadership. Corentin Fivet has won numerous awards and is considered a pioneer in circular construction research.