Christophe Girot is Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the Architecture Department of the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zürich since 2001. He has directed the Institute of Landscape Architecture there from 2005 to 2014. His research addresses three topics: Topological methods in landscape architecture - New media in landscape analysis and perception - A history and theory of landscape architecture. Emphasis at the Chair has been given to large scale landscape design and modeling with particular attention to the topology of natural systems in cities. The recently founded LVML (landscape visualising and modeling laboratory) of the ETH funded since 2009 by the Swiss National Science Foundation, and co-directed with ETH Planning Professor Dr. Adrienne Grêt-Regamey has enabled significant advances in applied ecological design and point cloud modeling.