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Numerous actors are involved in ensuring the successful implementation of NRP 81.

The Steering Committee is responsible for running the programme – from selecting projects, ensuring scientific quality, to producing a synthesis of the programme.

The programme managers and the president of the Steering Committee are responsible for the operational management. The head of knowledge transfer is responsible for the communication of the research results to target audiences. The representative of the federal offices brings their concerns to the Steering Committee and disseminates the findings throughout the administration.

The Programmes division of the National Research Council is ultimately responsible for the NRP. The delegate of the Research Council acts as a link between the Research Council and the Steering Committee.

Steering Committee Members

  • Prof Paola Viganò, Director of the Laboratory of Urbanism, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), EPFL, Switzerland, Professor at IUAV Venezia, Owner of Studio Paola Viganò, Milan and Brussels (President)
  • Prof Eugen Brühwiler, Head of the Laboratory of Maintenance, Construction and Safety of Civil Structures, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), EPFL
  • Prof Pierre Caye, Director of the Centre Jean Pépin, CNRS, ENS Ulm, Paris, FR
  • Prof Andri Gerber, Co-Head of the Institute for Constructive Design, School of Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering, ZHAW
  • Regula Lüscher, former Senate Director for Urban Planning and Architecture/State Secretary of the City of Berlin, DE
  • Prof Jonathan Metzger, Professor of Urban and Regional Studies, Department of Urban Planning and Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE
  • Prof Elli Mosayebi, Chair for Architecture and Design, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich, Partner at EMI Architekt*innen ETH SIA BSA AG, Zurich
  • Birgitta Schock, Dipl. Arch ETH SIA, Member of the Board SIA and "Bauen Digital Schweiz", chairwoman of "buildingSMART", co-owner of schockguyan GmbH
  • Prof Irmi Seidl, Head of Research Unit Economics and Social Sciences, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
  • Prof Arjan van Timmeren, Professor of Environmental Technology and Design, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft, NL

Delegate of the Programmes Division of the National Research Council

Prof Eleni Chatzi, Chair of Structural Mechanics and Monitoring, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, ETH Zurich

Head of Knowledge and technology transfer


Representative of the Swiss Federal Administration

Dr Anne Pfeil, Head of Policy and Projects, Baukultur Division, Federal Office of Culture (FOC)

Programme Managers

  • Dr Boris Buzek, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Yvonne Rosteck, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)