Grand prix national de l’architecture (1979), Officier de la Légion d'honneur (21 February 1990), Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur (13 July 2010)
Claude Parent (born 26 February 1923) at Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, is a French architect known for his buildings featuring sloped floors, an aesthetic initially inspired by Parent's discovery, with philosopher Paul Virilio, of World War II bunkers constructed along the Atlantic Wall that had accidentally slipped down sand dunes because of severe winter weather. "Inside [the fallen bunkers], you tumbled through a strange room; the floor was so sloped that you couldn't tell whether what you were standing on was a slanted floor or a wall," Parent has said. He won the Grand Prix national de l'architecture in 1979 and was elected at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 2005.
Parent is also an automobile aficionado, and owned many cars including Maserati and Bentley.