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French Architects : Architecture Studios in France

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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.

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.

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French Architecture
Grand Large Dunkirk
photograph : Stéphane Chalmeau

Links to French Architect Studio Informationarchitect offices listed alphabetically by surname

Major French Architect Practices

Jean Nouvel
Dominique Perrault Architect
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
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
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 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
HTA – Hervé Tordjman Architecte & Associes
Jean Paul Viguier SA d’Architecture
Moatti and Rivière

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Paris Architects

French Houses
Maison Bordeaux
French house photo : Hans Werlemann

World Architects

French Buildings

Contemporary Architects

Paris Architecture

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French Building Designs
La Grande Motte Building Montpellier
photograph : Paul Kozlowski

French Housing

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