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An architect whose father and grandfather before him were also architects, Anthony-Emmanuel Bechu has a state-certified dual architecture degree and also graduated from the Centre for Higher Studies in the History and Conservation of Ancient Monuments. Passionate about the history and identity of places, his contemporary architectural research is an attempt to write a grammar that draws inspiration from the analysis of the culture, morphology and history of the subject matter: renovation projects and building projects, but also campuses and cities, with the overarching objective of linking their stories while also implementing sustainable project methods and strategies that address the issues of today and tomorrow.
Aided by his frequent travels, Anthony has been steering Agence d'Architecture Anthony Bechu in this direction since he took the reins in 1986, turning it into a specialist multidisciplinary firm capable of handling architectural and urban planning challenges to execute reflective yet practical projects on any scale, both in France and worldwide.
A humanist and engaged citizen, Anthony Bechu also volunteers his time as part of various associations. For example, he volunteers as the director of The Fontainebleau Schools' Architecture programme.
Clemence is the scientific soul of the 4th generation Bechu. Her career opened on the world and the human, led her to carry out studies, in economics first at the University Paris 2 Panthéon Assas then in finance at the University Paris Dauphine. Her thirst for discovery and culture led her to China for 2 years, where she studied Chinese at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and where she already accompanied the agency on the development of local projects, including the renovation of the Qianmen area. the extension of the city of Pingyao. Back in France, she finally completed her training with a Master in International Project Management at ESCP in 2007.
Utilizing her experience allied with a passion for research, new avenues of entrepreneurship, technology and the emergence of new markets, she trained her skills in strategy consulting at Capgemini Consulting before creating and developing a start-up of innovative logistics, "WineSitting" alongside her husband. She finally decides to join the family agency 5 years later in 2014 as Director of Development, to put at its service her synthesis ability, her innovative spirit, the creation of new strategic partnerships, and her taste to invent and design new projects with its teams and customers,
her referent projects: Econocom Group Headquarters, Vivendi Group Campus, Climate City, Coustayrac Eco District, the projects in China ...
What she likes in her job? See the world on an urban scale and phosphorous on the uses of tomorrow ... Use a bio-inspired approach as much as possible, and invent a story behind each project.
What she likes in general: Write and travel to escape, cook to make loved ones happy, burst out laughing and sing.
After 15 years of experience, this grandson and son of architect became our agency head almost 20 years ago. He is the man for the job when it comes to regulatory and legal matters but especially on the major environmental issues that are always at the heart of the major debates he raises with teams. Following an arts-focused secondary school education at St Luc de Tournai in Belgium, Philippe went on to obtain a degree in Urban Architecture from the same institution. He graduated as valedictorian in 1983 with first-class honours. This former swimming ace (Northern regional champion several times) and golf fanatic (French champion several times with his team) stands out thanks to his perfectionism and his will to face any test; this led him to complete his training by becoming successively a Security and Health Coordinator, a High Environmental Quality Coordinator, and finally an Architecture Manager with the Order of Architects.
What he likes in his job? To transmit to younger people old ideas that are younger than theirs!
What does he like in general? music, benevolently debating with his children, talking, exchanging and giving meaning to the substance as well as to the form.
Luca is our creative electron. He designs, organises and protects. This architect, photographer and globetrotter joined the agency in 2015 as a partner. Passionate about travel and the cultures in which our projects take root, his working approach allows him to create projects with a strong identity by seeking out solid and comprehensive solutions based on complex parameters. He is particularly attentive to the usage, design and organisation of space, fields in which he excels at maintaining a strong concept throughout the various phases of a project, all the way through to delivery. After graduating from the University of Ferrara in Italy with a degree in Architecture in 2004, he transferred to the Curitiba Research and Urban Planning Institute in Brazil in 2005 to begin his PhD.
A DFBA architect and urban planner originally from Romania, Georges (nicknamed Gigi) joined the agency in 1994. An architect with a big heart, he always brings joy to his colleagues. His simple, concise and highly creative drawings help him to always find the best compromise, even for the most complicated projects. His expertise in designing offices and hotel complexes makes him the agency's specialist in these areas. Experienced and passionate, he likes to pass on his knowledge and teach his teams, who see him as a real master.
Pablo is our sensitive and creative soul. Half-Italian and half-Argentinean, he is first and foremost a passionate and talented urban planner and architect-poet who has been with the agency for many years. Pablo is highly involved in our projects in China and Russia; his experience and ability to manage projects abroad is recognised and greatly appreciated by our clients and teams. His unique pencil drawing style allows him to bring his sketches to life, so much so that we often wish he would create a story from them, since his characters are so full of life...
Paulo is our 'Rubik's Cube Man' when it comes to housing. The more complicated it is, the more he wants it!
Mounir is the 'dad' of the office, an irrepressibly chatty guy who loves to pass on his expertise, which ranges from housing to sports equipment.
For more than 30 years, Régis has been our go-to man for major projects. A determined and organised architect, he knows better than anyone how to handle issues related to large-scale projects. His know-how and vast experience allow him to successfully bring to fruition even the most complex projects. Régis is also an indispensable coach for the teams he works with; he can lead his collaborators just like an orchestra conductor.