Ben Gitai

Ben Gitai

Research Associate | Doctoral Student

Ben Ori Gitai was born in Paris in 1985.In October 2007 he began studies at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, La Villette, and focused on social housing and design. In July 2012, he obtained his Diploma of Architecte d‘état in the degree of HMNOP. His additional activities include working as Director of Photography in various movies as well as flied photographer for National Geographic in Asia. From January 2011 to September 2014 he worked as an Architect at the Firm Diener and Diener in the Basel office on urban and architectural projects. In December 2014, he opened his firm Gitai Architects. Mainly, working on urban development and architectural typologies for housing and offices in conflicts territories. Since 2015 Ben works in teaching and research at the Institute of Landscape Architecture Chair of Christophe Girot at the ETH, Zürich. He has been working as research associate at the Design Lab. Since 2017 he coordinates the Landscape Architecture theme of Master thesis Projects. In 2017 he started his PhD on developing the field of Topo-politic in the landscape department of architecture in conjunction with GTA the institude for History and theory of architecture.