Manuelle Gautrand is the founder and principal architect of the agency MANUELLE GAUTRAND ARCHITECTURE. After working for 4 years in different architecture studios, she founded her office in 1991. She lives and works in Paris since 1994.
She mainly designs buildings in areas as diverse as cultural facilities (theaters, museums, and cultural centers), office buildings, housing, commercial and leisure facilities, etc. Her clients are public contracting authorities as well as private firms, in France and abroad.
In 2007 she designed the „C42“ Citroen Flagship Showroom on the Champs-Elysées Avenue in Paris which was widespread acclaimed in the international arena and from a large audience.
Manuelle Gautrand’s work has been recognized by many national and international architectural awards. Refusing to lock in an architectural style or type of program, Manual Gautrand claims „the luxury of being unaccustomed“ in her architectural production and seeks to re-enchant our environment.