Senior Associate Etienne Gillabert (Lausanne, Switzerland) studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.
Etienne has been working with L'Observatoire Intl. since 1999, working on iconic projects such as the Pont du Gard with artist James Turrell, Abaye de Fontevraud with Agence Jouin Manku and Under One Roof with Kengo Kuma and Associates.
Etienne says architecture as he learned it was about building walls, but lighting design allowed him to discover how to treat the void created between the walls. For him, the best unexpected reward is when someone says they feel good in a space we helped to design.