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Eytan Levi

Eytan is pursuing a dual degree between the MSRED and the Master of Architecture programs at MIT, where he is exploring financing and ownership systems that support architectural renovation. 

Originally from Paris, France, he received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland and spent a year as an exchange student at the University of Tokyo.  

Prior to MIT, Eytan worked at Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, Switzerland, where he was involved in the design of a 70,000 sqm office building in Geneva as well as in an urban study for a major city in the South of France aiming to gradually transform a former industrial neighborhood into a mixed-use development. This time in the industry made him aware of architectural design and real estate financing’s interpenetration, and of the necessity to understand both disciplines in parallel for an enhanced impact on the built environment. 

After MIT, Eytan seeks to connect architectural design and real estate development through renovation projects. He is a co-founder of Roofscapes, a startup launched at MIT DesignX in 2020 that transforms untapped pitched roofs into green roofs as a way to mitigate climate change in European city centers. Eytan is involved in a research project about the renovation of mass housing from the 1960’s in former Soviet countries, and is one of the co-founders of What Are We Doing Radio, a radio station that brought MIT Architecture together when the campus closed down due to the covid-19 pandemic.