dieterdietz.org is a platform based in Lausanne and Zurich. We engage in public space, architecture, media and urban design. We build up teams specifically according to the needs of each project. We are therefore not hierarchized around persons but projects. Collaborators and partners are always co-authors.

We conceive of architecture as a discipline with accentuated responsibility towards society and the environment: Projects are always developed in open and holistic processes. This challenge we live and share with our partners and clients as engaged members of our societies.

Our open research environment ensures the fertilization of ideas across disciplines, projects and collaborators. As a solid foundation for the quality of projects at all scales and in all phases clients, collaborators and projects benefit from the knowhow and the infrastructure of a professional architectural practice and the ties to the research and teaching environment at EPFL.

We believe that excellence in design must be paired with common benefit.


Dieter Dietz

, Arch. dipl. ETH Zurich, associate professor EPFL Lausanne:

Dieter is an architect based in Zurich and Lausanne, founder of dieterdietz.org and professor for architectural design at EPFL in Lausanne, where he directs the ALICE laboratory (Atelier de la conception de l’espace). Projects on habitat, public space and the city serve as a point of departure for investigations relating landscape, urban environment and architecture to our embodied existence in space. The work conducted with ALICE and his practice has been awarded with the Swiss Art Award, the London Festival of Architecture Main and Signpost Awards, or the Design Preis Schweiz. Exhibitions include contributions at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, the São Paulo International Architecture Biennale, the Shenzen & Hong Kong Biennale of Architecture, the Beijing Today Art Museum, or Dwell on Design in Los Angeles. Dieter has been educated at ETH in Zurich and at Cooper Union in New York.

collaborators since 2012



Alexa den Hartog, Arch. dipl. EPFL

Vincent Mermod, Arch. Dipl. EPFL

Manuel Potterat, Arch. Dipl. EPFL

Guillaume Ottenin-Girard, Arch.Dipl. EPFL

Valeria Zamora Marco, Arch. Dipl. EPFL

Louis Chabod, studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

Pablo Astudillo, studied at University of A Coruña

Dani Boyd, studied at University of Kansas

Pierre-Adrien Ghiringhelli, studies at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

Nina Dubois, studied at the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris



werk, bauen + wohnen 9–2017, Wohnen in Stahl - Neue Konstruktionen, neue Denkräume / Tibor Pataky, Der A-Frame als Raumschiff - Ensemble in Chigny von Dieter Dietz, pages 78 - 79 / Photos by Joël Tettamanti