ETH Zurich, Department of Architecture
Director of Design
Melanie Fessel, Ph.D. Candidate, is Principal of Terreform X, Director of Design at Terreform ONE, Lecturer and Doctoral Researcher at ETH Zurich, Member of urbanthinktank_next. Previously, she headed Design Development Alice Aycock Ltd., Member at ONE LAB, Editor of Ecogram, and Associate Fellow at Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design. Her awards include; LafargeHolcim Acknowledgement Prize, AIA New York Urban Design Merit Award, Zumtobel Award, and Victor Papanek Social Design Award. She curated Designing Urban Imaginaries, 9th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) Shenzhen, China. She co-curated Vienna Biennale for Change 2021, MAK Museum for Applied Arts. She co-authored “Ecotarium: Unlimited Lifecycle Design” (Moncaster Press). Her work has been published in; “Design with Life: Biotech Architecture and Resilient Cities” (Actar), “XXL-XS New Directions in Ecological Design” (Actar), and “Architecture of Nature: Nature of Architecture” (Applied Research & Design). Melanie received a M.Arch at Cooper, Dipl.- Ing. at Technical University of Berlin and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.