The close connection between practice, research and teaching characterises the career of Elli Mosayebi. Since 2004 she has led the Zurich-based architecture office Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin together with Ron Edelaar and Christian Inderbitzin. Through numerous projects won through competitions, housing and urban design assumed a special significance. From 2004 to 2008 she was research assistant at the Chair for Architecture Theory under Prof. Dr. Ákos Moravánszky, in which she completed her doctoral dissertation on the work of the Milanese architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni. From 2012 to 2018 she was Professor for Design and Housing at TU Darmstadt, where she conducted a comparative study of post-war European housing. In 2017, together with Ron Edelaar and Christian Inderbitzin, she led the design studio 'Ruins and Machines' at ETH Zurich. Since 2018 she has held the position of Professor for Architecture and Design at ETH Zurich.
Housing and the change it is currently undergoing are integral aspects of her fields of both practice and research.