Monique Ruzicka-Rossier



In unit
SAR - Teaching Committee
Phone +41 21 69 34261
Postal addressEPFL ENAC-DO
BP 2238 (Bâtiment BP)
Station 16
CH-1015 Lausanne
OfficeBP 2238
In unit
Deanship ENAC

Position and activities

Monique Ruzicka-Rossier is an EPFL-SIA architect, a FSU Town and Regional Planner, and has a PhD in Economical and Social Sciences. In 1999 she joined EPFL, ENAC Faculty (Faculté de l’Environnement naturel architectural et construit) to develop researches on town and regional planning instruments whereas relations between the academic and professional worlds should be strengthen. Her major concerns are sustainable urban process and design in Europe and Asia, and focus on actors’participation. She teaches Urbanism, Urban and Regional Planning to ENAC students (sections of architecture, civil engineering, and environmental science and engineering).
From 2006 to 2013, she was member of the board of ENAC faculty – EPFL. Since 2012 she is co-responsible for the minor Territorial development and urbanism. Since 2015 she is head of coordination for the inter- transdisciplinary teaching program of the ENAC faculty "PROJETER ENSEMBLE".
She advises municipalities on urban and regional planning. She served as a juge assesseur in the Tribunal administratif of the canton de Vaud, as an officer in an executive Swiss communal government, and as a steering committee’s member of an institution for elderly. She is member of the SIA Kommission Normen für die Raumplanung, VNR-Verein Normen für die Raumplanung, and ASPAN-SO-Association Suisse pour l’Aménagement National - Suisse Occidentale.
Formely, she was partner in an urban and architectural office in Lausanne (1979-1998), thereby with Jacques Dumas architect she participated in numerous architectural competitions and realized institutional buildings including commercial, medical facilities, universities and hotels.

Monique Ruzicka-Rossier

senior scientist / Phd in economic and social sciences

Fields of Expertise

  • Urbanism
  • Urban process
  • Land Uses
  • Inter- transdisciplinarity