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French Architects : Architecture Studios in France

Key Building Designers – Links to Design Practices

post updated 11 February 2024

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This page contains a selection of major French architects, with links to individual practice pages. We’ve selected what we feel are the key French Architects, but additions are always welcome. The focus is on contemporary architects in France but information on traditional architecture studios is also welcome.

French Architects Offices

The most celebrated architect from the past is Le Corbusier, famous for Modernist buildings. Currently the most notable architecture practices in France are led by Jean Nouvel, Dominique Perrault and Christian de Portzamparc, all with a global reach beyond France.

Additions for the French Architecture Studios page welcome

French Architecture
Grand Large Dunkirk building design by French Architects
photograph : Stéphane Chalmeau

Links to French Architect Studio Informationarchitect offices listed alphabetically by surname

Major French Architect Practices

Jean Nouvel

Dominique Perrault

Christian de Portzamparc

Hérault Arnod Architectes

Swiss architect based in France for most of his life:
Le Corbusier

Major 20th Century French Architects

Pierre Chareau

Charles Garnier

Henri Labrouste

Claude Ledoux

Robert Mallet-Stevens

Jacques Soufflot

French Architecture
Louvre Pyramid, Paris – image © Adrian Welch

Key French Architects

Le Corbusier is the most famous of French architects, leading the Modern Movement.

Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre (House of Glass), completed in 1932, is one of the great works of the 20th century.
Henri Labrouste’s Bibliotheque Nationale in central Paris appears in most histories of architecture.

Currently Jean Nouvel is one of the most published French architects. Other dominant French architects currently are Dominique Perrault Architect and Christian de Portzamparc.

More recently architects in France such as Jakob+Macfarlane, Manuelle Gautrand (honoured in 2017 with Europe’s Highest Award for Architecture by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design) and LAN Architecture have received much acclaim.

French Architecture Offices

Paul Andreu

Architecture-Studio

Atelier d’architecture Christian de Portzamparc

Atelier du Pont (Paris)

AWP Architects

Beth Hughes

Chemetov & Huidobro

Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Du Besset-Lyon Architectes (Paris)

ECDM architects (Paris)

Edouard Francois (Paris)

Feichtinger Architectes (Paris)

h2o architectes (Paris)

Hellin-Sebbag architectes associés (Paris + Montpellier)

Jacques Ferrier Architectures

Jakob+Macfarlane

Anne Lacaton – Lacaton + Vassal

LAN Architecture (Paris)

Le Studio Milou Architecture

Lipsky + Rollet (Paris)

Manuelle Gautrand (Paris)

Marika Guerrazzi Architecte (Paris)

MCBAD Colomer Dumont (Paris + Valencia)

Odile Decq of Odile Decq Benoît Cornette

Philippe Chiambaretta Architectes

SAREA Alain Sarfati Architecture

Serero Architectes (Paris)

Francis Soler (Paris)

Vasconi Associes Architectes

Wilmotte et Associés SA

X-TU Architects (Paris)

French Architect Studios featured on this site but not listed in practice section
Arte Charpentier
Atelier Phileas
Chabanne & Partners architects
DGLa
HTA – Hervé Tordjman Architecte & Associes
Jean Paul Viguier SA d’Architecture
Moatti and Rivière

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Location: France, western Europe

French Architectural Designs

Paris Architects

French Houses

World Architects

French Buildings

French Building Designs

French Architectural Designs – architectural selection below:

French Architecture Design – chronological list

100% wooden house, Château de la Bourdaisière, Montlouis-sur-Loire
Design: LOCAL and Suphasidh Studio
100% wooden house Montlouis-sur-Loire
photo : Atelier Vincent Hecht
100% wooden house Montlouis-sur-Loire
LOCAL and Suphasidh Studio build a prototype of a 100% wooden house in the park of the Bourdaisière Castle. The project questions the flexibility and the usage of wood; it aims to modify the traditional codes of the individual housing.

Théâtre “Legendre” in Evreux
Design: OPUS 5 architectes
Théâtre Legendre Evreux building
photo : Luc Boegly
Théâtre Legendre Evreux
The highly respectful project aimed to restore this theater dating from 1903 to its former glory, in its original architectural style and including the design of a new décor for the lobby.

Contemporary Architects

Paris Architecture

French Building Designs

French Housing

Dominique Perrault Architect – a famous building designer based in Paris, France.

Additions / photos for the French ArchitectsDesign Studios in France on the e-architect website page welcome.

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