The word atelier, of French origin, designates the working space of an artist or a craftsman. Also called a workshop or a studio, this is where the teaching of an art takes place, where traditionally a master conveyed his knowledge to his pupils, and these learned from him the practice and techniques of his metier.
In the specific case of architecture, despite the considerable evolution in working methods and organisation as well as in graphic representation technologies, the word atelier has been kept, especially in continental European tradition. This is not so much for nostalgic reasons, but because in some way there remains a conscience that the work of architecture, although involving a strong component of scientific techniques and large means and resources in its implementation, is still in essence an artistic and therefore subjective work.
In our Atelier the projects are coordinated by senior architects – the partners in the firm – and our teams are sized according to the demands of the ongoing works.