Dr. sc. techn., Dipl. Arch. ETH/SIA/BSA


born: 26. February, 1954, Alexandria, Egypt / Master of Architecture, ETH Zurich, 1979 / Doctor of Technical Sciences, ETH Zurich, 1987 / Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University 1981-87 / Associate Professor, USC, Los Angeles 1988-96 / Full Professor, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich, since 1997 / board member of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction

Marc Angélil is Professor at the Department of Architecture of ETH Zurich.

His research at the Network City and Landscape  (NSL) and the Future

Cities Laboratory  (FCL) in Singapore focuses on social and spatial

developments of large metropolitan regions world wide. He is the author of

several books, including Cidade de Deus! City of God!  on informal mass

housing in Rio de Janeiro, Building Brazil!  on proactive urban upgrading of

informal settlements, Deviations – A Manual  on methods of teaching,

Indizien  on the political economy of contemporary urban territories, and

Cities of Change Addis Ababa  on urban transformation in developing

countries. He received his architectural degree from ETH Zurich where he

also completed his doctoral dissertation summa cum laude . He taught at

the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and at the University

of Southern California in Los Angeles. He was Dean and Senior Dean of

the Department of Architecture of ETH Zurich from 2009-2013, and is

currently the director of the Network City and Landscape of ETH Zurich.

He practices architecture with his partners Sarah Graham and Manuel

Scholl at agps,  an architectural firm with ateliers in Los Angeles and

Zurich. Recent projects include the headquarters extension of the

International Union for Conservation of Nature  (IUCN) in Gland-Geneva,

the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles  (CMLA), the Portland Aerial Tram

Incorporated  (PATI) infrastructure project in Portland, Oregon, the Zurich

International School  (ZIS), and a slum upgrading project in Addis Ababa,

Ethiopia. Marc Angélil is a member of the Board of the Holcim Foundation

for Sustainable Construction and of the Consultative Committee of the

Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal.



Practice and Projects

agps.architecture website

Sascha Delz
Guillermo Dürig
Matej Draslar
Alejandra Fries
Marcin Ganczarski
Rainer Hehl
Frederick Kim
Charlotte Malterre-Barthes
Ciro Miguel
Elena Schütz
Julian Schubert
Michael Stünzi
Cary Siress
Leonard Streich
Patricia Ventura