Sacha Menz

dipl. Architekt ETH/SIA/BSA/REG A Prof. ETH

Sacha Menz, born 25 May 1963 in Vienna, has been Full Professor for Architecture and Building Process at ETH Zurich since October 2004.

1989: Architectural degree at ETH. Starts profession with Prof. Dolf Schnebli, Tobias Ammann and Prof. Flora Ruchat- Roncati.

1990-1997: Establishes architectural firm Sacha Menz and Kuno Schuhmacher Architects, Zurich.

1991-1997: Establishes Joran Sport Co. for design and production of High-End bicycles in Zurich, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Since 1997: Co-Founder of sam architects and partners inc. in Zurich. Several architectural competitions and built projects in Switzerland and abroad.

Since 1997: Co-establishes the real estate firm Staub Holding Inc. in Switzerland. Several developments.

Since 2001: Member of numerous architectural juries, member of the Architectural Board of Consultants for the city of Ostfildern, Germany and member of several foundations in Switzerland.

2002: Member of the Board, from 2005-2011 President of the SIA (Swiss Engineers and Architects Association), Section- Zurich.

Since 2004: Member of the FSA (Federation of Swiss Architects).

2008-2011: Member of the Board «Platform Future Buildings», a Research Platform for Sustainable Building Technologies.

2008: Public release of »Three Books on the Building Process«, VDF Editors, English edition in March 2010. New edition published in 2014.

Since 2009: Establishes MAS (Master of Advanced Studies) and CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) at ETH-Zurich

2009 - 2017: Head of the newly established Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) ETH-Zurich. 2011-2015: Dean and Vice-Dean at the Department of Architecture, ETH-Zurich.

2012-2014: Leader of Module X (Housing) at the Future-Cities-Lab 1 in Singapore.

Since 2013: Establishes spin-off Arch_Tec_Lab Inc. in Zurich.

2014-2015: Deputy Director of the NCCR (National Centre of Competence in Research) in Digital Fabrication.

Since 2015: Co-Principal Investigator at Scenario 1 (Dense and Green Building Typologies) at the Future-Cities-Lab 2 in Singapore, presented at the Biennale in Venice.

2015: Publication of «Public Space Evolution in High-Density Living in Singapore».
Since 2015: Development of the MAP, a methodological application and platform for (future) architects at ETH Zurich:

2015-2018: Member of the Board of Directors of SIA (Swiss Engineers and Architects Association).

2016: Founder «digital_network_switzerland».

2017-2019: Member of Reviewing Board for Clusters of Excellence, DFG (German Research Foundation)

Since 2018: Member of the Strategy Commission at ETH-Zurich

Since 2019: Director and Co-Founder of the multidisciplinary ETH research program, Future-Cities-Lab Global – Zurich/Singapore,

Since 2020: Services Evaluation App (Value-App) development for architects and engineers at ETH-Zurich,

A selected list of publications and research activities is available under:

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