Overview of module images of the MAS LA program at Professor Girot, ETH Zurich.

MAS LA 2014-15: Welcome Day: 24th September 2014!

Landscape Architecture Design Simulation

Over 5,000 people from Switzerland and abroad attend our 150 continuing education programmes each year. They can choose between some 15 Master of Advanced Studies (MAS). Enrollment period for MAS LA 2014-15 starts in January 2014.

The focus of the Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture is on the use of the latest modeling and visualization possibilities as well as the 3D illustration of landscape architecture.

Through intensive work with the latest software in the area of modeling and visualization, graduates are capable completing complex design tasks as well as developing new forms of design method. The chosen CAD programs (i.e. Rhino) are particularly appropriate for the visualization of large-scale landscape designs and offer the possibility for export to computer-steered milling machines.

In addition, superior competency enhancement in the area of 3D GIS and the use of photography as a design tool and video as tool for illustration and design round off the goal-oriented program.


The course of studies is intended to be completed part-time over two semesters and is divided into theme modules, workshops and 1 concluding synthesis module. The modular structure allows a concentration on individual themes, which can be combined within the framework of an individual project as the concluding synthesis module.
M1 Landscape Modeling
Workshop 1: 3 Days to Amaze
Workshop 2: Rhino and Grasshopper Input
M2 Landscape Visualization and Analysis
Workshop 4: Working with Laubwerk
Workshop 5: Design Input
M3 Programming Landscape
Workshop 6: Intensive Milling
Workshop 7: Landscape Szenography
M4 Applied Programming
Workshop 8: Design Input
M5 Video & Photography
M6 Final Synthesis



  • The program is geared towards university graduates in the areas of architecture and landscape architecture.
  • Applicants should have at least 3 years of professional experience.
  • Applicants should be familiar with various visualization and modeling techniques.
  • The number of participants is limited to 16.
  • Application period: Jan – April 2014



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MAS LA student blog 2013-14 
have also a look at the MAS LA student blog of 2012-13