Anne Lacaton

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Anne Lacaton (born 2 August 1955)[1] is a French architect and educator.

She was born in Saint-Pardoux-la-Rivière and graduated in architecture from the École nationale supérieure d'architecture et de paysage de Bordeaux (fr) and received a master in urban planning from the University of Bordeaux. In 1989, she formed Lacaton & Vassal with Jean-Philippe Vassal.[2] She has been academically active, as visiting professor at the University of Madrid, MCH Master in Collective Housing 2007-2013, 2017, at the EPFL Lausanne, 2004, 2006 and 2010–11, University of Florida, Ivan Smith Studio in 2012, University of NY-Buffalo, Clarkson Chair in 2013, at the Pavillon Neuflize OBC-Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in 2013-2014, at Harvard GSD : Kenzo Tange 2011 & Design critic 2015, at TU Delft, sem 2016-17.[3]

Lacaton & Vassal received the Grand prix national de l'architecture in 2008, a Royal Institute of British Architects International Fellowship in 2009.[4] a Rolf Schock Prize in the Visual Arts in 2014[5] and the Heinrich Tessenow Medal in 2016.[6] In 2018 his studio received the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture.[7]

Lacaton & Vassal designed the Palais de Tokyo gallery in Paris. In partnership with Frédéric Druot, the firm redesigned a housing tower in Paris, the Tour Bois-le-Prêtre (fr); the project was awarded Design of the Year by the Design Museum in England.[6]

Lacaton has been visiting professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, at Harvard University, at the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid and at the GSD Studio in Paris.[5] She has held the Clarkson Chair in Architecture at the University at Buffalo.[2]


  1. ^ Albert, Marie-Douce (2 February 2012). "Anne Lacaton, Jean-Philippe Vassal et les clés de la maison Latapie" [Anne Lacaton, Jean-Philippe Vassal and the keys to the Latapie House]. (in French). Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Anne Lacaton – Clarkson Chair in Architecture". University at Buffalo. March 19, 2013.
  3. ^ "Anne Lacaton". Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  4. ^ "Lacaton & Vassal Architectes". Nobel Center.
  5. ^ a b "Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal – the Visual Arts" (PDF). Rolf Schock Prizes 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Anne Lacaton". Lafarge Holcim Foundation.
  7. ^ "Winners by years".