Elli Mosayebi is Associate Professor of Architecture & Design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland.
She is a member of the Academic Committee of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.
She forges a close connection between practice, research and teaching. In her research she explores European residential construction since 1945, looking at the forms of housing found in model dwellings and examining the conditions under which they came into being.
She is a co-founder with Ron Edelaar and Christian Interbitzin of Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin Architekten, based in Zurich (2004-). The architectural practice places particular emphasis on urban design and residential construction and won the Swiss Art Award in Architecture (2019).
She studied architecture at ETH Zurich (1997-2003).
She was a research assistant at the professorship for architectural theory with Prof Dr Ákos Moravánszky (2004-08). In her dissertation, she researched the work of Milan architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni. She was professor for design and housing at the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany (2012-18), where she carried out a comparative study of post-war European housing.
She headed the “Ruinen und Maschinen” design studio at ETH Zurich together with Ron Edelaar and Christian Inderbitzin (2017); and has been an associate professor of architecture and design at ETH Zurich since 2018.
Elli Mosayebi was a member of the Holcim Awards jury for Middle East Africa in 2020.