As a Swiss institution recognized as being of public utility and established in Geneva since 1987, the Braillard Architects Foundation (BFA) focuses its activities on a quality built environment. With the primary mission of protecting and promoting the Braillard archives, the Foundation recognizes the current challenges that the accelerated urbanization of our planet poses to the ecological balance. Well-designed, managed and lived cities are an imperative for achieving the goals of sustainable development.

To this end, the BFA has launched, under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme, the multi-year research and culture program, The Eco-Century Project ® with its partners  (Canton of Geneva, FAS, FSU, Patrimoine Suisse Genève and les Rentes genevoises). This program examine the relationships between the disciplines of spatial planning and planetary resources.