Photo credits: ©Philippe Ruault

born in France in 1955. Graduated from the School of Architecture of Bordeaux in 1980. Diploma in Urban Planning at the university of Bordeaux in 1984.
Professor at ETH Zurich since 2017.
Visiting professor at the University of Madrid, Master Housing since 2007, at EPFL Lausanne, 2004, 2006, 2010-11 and 2017, at the University of Florida: Ivan Smith Studio in 2012, at theUniversity of NY-Buffalo: Clarkson Chair in 2013, at the Pavillon Neuflize OBC-Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in 2013-2014, at Harvard GSD: Kenzo Tange 2011 & Design critic 2015, at Sassari University in Alghero 2014 & 2015, at TU Delft, sem 2016-17. 

Jean Philippe VASSAL 
born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1954. Graduated from the School of Architecture of Bordeaux in 1980.
Worked as urban planner in Niger (West Africa) from 1980 to 1985.
Professor at the UDK Berlin since 2012. 
Visiting professor at the TU in Berlin (2007-11), at the Peter Behrens School of architecture in Düsseldorf 2005, at EPFL Lausanne in 2010-11, at the Pavillon Neuflize OBC-Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in 2013-2014, at Sassari University in Alghero 2014 & 2015. 

Free Space, Lacaton & Vassal,
exhibition catalogue Biennale Venise, 2019
Lacaton&Vassal1993-2015,ElCroquisn°177-178 Monograph,Spain,2015,reedited2017
Lacaton & Vassal, 2G n°60 (2012), 2G Books (2010), 2G n°21 (2002), Monographs, Editorial GG, Barcelona
A+U, n°498, Monograph Japan, 2012
DNK-110823 Lacaton&Vassal Editorial FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France 2012
Druot, Lacaton&Vassal – Tour Bois-le-Prêtre Editorial Ika & Andreas Ruby, Berlin, 2012
Lacaton & Vassal Editorial HYX, France, exhibition catalogue, Paris, 2009
PLUS – Large scale housing development – An exceptional case Frédéric Druot, Anne Lacaton & Jean Philippe Vassal, Editorial GG, Barcelona, 2007 

Pritzker Architecture Prize, 2021
BDA – Grand Prize 2020,
Germany (Bund Deutschen Architektinnen und Architekten)
EU Mies van der Rohe Award 2019 – Transformation of 530 dwellings, Bordeaux, with Frédéric Druot and Christophe Hutin
Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, 2018, with Frédéric Druot BigMat’17 International Grand Prize, for the FRAC of the North Region, 2017
Simon Architecture Prize / Fondation Mies van der Rohe – The Living Places, 2016 – Transformation of 3 housing blocks, Bordeaux, with F. Druot and C. Hutin
Life Time Achievement – Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa, 2016
Académie de l’Architecture, France – Gold Medal, 2016
Heinrich Tessenow Prize – Gold Medal,
Germany, 2016
Rolf Schock Prize, visual arts, Sweden, 2014
Daylight & Building Components Award 2011, Velux Foundation Copenhagen Grand Prix National d’Architecture 2008, France
International Fellow of Royal Institute of British Architects, 2009
Erich Schelling Award 2006 – Fondation Erich Schelling, Karlsruhe
Award “Sustainability and Residential Innovation”, City of Madrid, 2006 Grand Prix National d’Architecture Jeune Talent, France, 1999
Lauréats des Albums de la Jeune Architecture, France, 1991
Equerre d’Argent Award in 2011, France With Frédéric Druot, architect, for the Transformation of the Housing block Tour Bois-le-Prêtre, Paris

©Philippe Ruault