Florence Lipsky, born in 1960 in Marseille, architect, has been a professor at the School of Architecture of École d'architecture de la ville & des territoires Paris-Est - Paris since 2000. During her training, she spent two years as visiting researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, sponsored by the Ministery of Foreign Affairs (Lavoisier grant). One of the results was the publication of the book : "San francisco, the grid on the hills" ed. Parenthèses. She has been a resident in "Kujoyama Villa" in Kyoto in 2002 on a French Foreign Affairs Ministry grant. She has completed her Ph.D thesis concerning campus planning, in a comparative approach between USA, Europe and Japan in 2016. She is member of the Architecture Academy.


PhD in Architecture. LéAV-University of Saint Quentin en Yvelines. 2014
— "Architectural and urban project" DEA, School of Architecture in Paris Belleville-University Paris VIII, 1992
— Post Master Certificate "Les Métiers de l'Histoire", School of Architecture in Grenoble. 1987
— Architecte DPLG, School of Architecture in Grenoble. 1985
— International Laboratory for Architectural and Urban Design in Sienna and Urbino, with Giancarlo De Carlo. 1983.


"Villa Kujoyama" Fellow in Kyoto, Japan. 2002 - Urban study of japanese campuses 
— "Villa Medicis Hors-les-Murs" Grant for an urban study of american campuses. USA. 1996
— Lavoisier Grant from French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Visiting Researcher at UC Berkeley from 1988 until 1990.


Professeur, École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture Paris-La Villette since 2020
— Adjunct Professor at École d'architecture de la ville & des territoires Paris-Est. 2000-2020
— Associate Professor at School of Architecture of Normandy, in Rouen. 1997-2001
— Associate Professor at School of Architecture of Grenoble. 1991-1993
— Visiting Professor at California College of Arts and Crafts - CCAC - in San Francisco. 1989-1990.
— Member of the Adivbois Association since 2018
— Member of French Academy of Architecture since 2010
— Member of "Mouvement" architectural association. Paris. 1996
— Member of Ile-de-France Regional Order of French Architects. 2002-2005.

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Florence Lipsky: PhD in Architecture

On september 23rd-2014, Florence Lipsky has defended her thesis work in front of a jury composed of Mr. Pierre VELTZ (USVQ), Antoine PICON (Prof. at GSD-Harvard University), Christophe GIROT (Prof. at ETHZ), Jean CASTEX (LéAV-ensaV), Jean-Yves MOLLIER (USVQ) and Benoit JACQUET (Prof. at Kyoto University. EFEO Director).She received a "doctorate in Architecture" with high honors and the congratulations of the jury for her research work: "The campus as a specific territory and living environment in 21st century. Japanese case studies (19th-20th century)." 

Summary:Within the field of Architecture and Environmental Design, and by applying Foucault’s “heterotopia” concept, this work examines the campus as a space that is different from other spaces. According to its defining principles, the American campus is a reference for highlighting major themes: community engagement, questions of Town and Gown, and nature’s role in university life.  This reflection, nourished by personal experiences and many years of professional practice in France, leads to the hypothesis that living on a campus is a spatial experience that contributes to an individual’s education, and therefore, must be fully understood on a human scale. The research develops a vision of university space design in the 21st century, based on the notion of environmental surroundings and beginning with territorial dynamics. An analysis of the Japanese campus helps support this reflection. History serves as a privileged tool for understanding how places were shaped at the time of Heian (794-1185), Meiji (1868-1912), and Heisei (1989-).


Conférence inaugurale de l'Ecole Nationale supérieure d'architecture de Nancy

Florence Lipsky marraine de la promotion 2023-2024


Résidence l'Archipel à Vénissieux

Interview croisée avec Mars architectes


Colloque Européen sur la place des Femmes Architectes

Intervention de Florence Lipsky, jeudi 27 mai 2021 (45'20'')


Florence LIPSKY, lauréate du prix Femme Architecte 2020 partage son expérience


PRIX FEMME ARCHITECTE 2020 - décerné par l'ARVHA


BATIMAT IN SITU - novembre 2013

le nouveau batiment de la maison de l'inde à la Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris