Girot is Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the Architecture Department of the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zürich since 2001. He founded there the Institute of Landscape Architecture in 2005. The LVML (Landscape Visualising and Modelling Laboratory) directed conjunctly with ETH Professor Adrienne Grêt Regamey, has been in operation since 2009. It has enabled significant advances in landscape design, ecological analysis and point cloud modelling. The LVML has contributed to a broad variety of research projects in Switzerland and abroad ranging from the “Gotthard Landscape, Myths and Technology” Project exhibited at the 2014 Architecture Biennale in Venice, to the “Bits of Kyoto Gardens” exhibition shown at the Art Chiyoda Gallery in Tokyo in 2016.
Girot obtained the prestigious Fritz Schumacher Prize in urban design in 2003. His project, the artificial mound in Sigirino, Ticino, designed for the AlpTransit Company from 2003 to the present, tests the limits of topological design methods applied to landscape modelling in difficult alpine situations. The Sigirino Project was also exhibited at the 2014 Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam. He has published extensively, and his latest book entitled “The Course of Landscape Architecture” was published in 2016.