Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer

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Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer
Photograph by Jean-Joseph Weerts
Born 6 February 1829
Died 7 February 1914
Nationality French
Occupation Architect
Awards Prix de Rome (1854)
Buildings La Santé Prison,
Lycée Buffon,
Lycée Champollion,
Lycée Champollion at Grenoble
Central court of the Lycée Buffon in Paris

Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer (6 February 1829, Paris – 7 February 1914, Antibes) was a French architect. He won the prix de Rome and designed several public buildings in France, particularly in Paris.


Entering the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in 1847, he apprenticed in the practice of Guillaume Abel Blouet. Winning the lauréat du premier grand of the Prix de Rome in 1854, he resided at the French Academy in Rome at the Villa Medici from 20 January 1855 to 31 December 1858.

He spent his career as a public architect with several prestigious posts, including Architect of the City of Paris, inspector-general of buildings, member of the Conseil supérieur for prisons and of the Conseil for collèges and lycées, diocesan architect for several départements, and finally teaching at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, from which he also ran his own practice. Notable among his pupils were Jacques Hermant, and the Americans Louis Sullivan, Theophilus Parsons Chandler, Jr. and Arthur Rotch.

He designed several typical 19th century buildings in Paris : lycées (including the Lycée Buffon), churches (including Notre-Dame-d'Auteuil, and Saint-Pierre-de-Montrouge) and the Prison de la Santé.

In 1867 he was elected to the seventh seat of the Académie des Beaux-Arts, architecture section, succeeding Alphonse de Gisors. He is buried in the cimetière Saint-Véran at Avignon.



  1. ^ Notice and old photographs on the Base Mérimée
  2. ^ Online dossier on the Base Mérimée
  3. ^ Notice and photographs and dossier on the Base Mérimée
  4. ^ Notice and old photographs on the base Mérimée


  • (French) Alice Thomine, Émile Vaudremer (1829-1914), la rigueur de l'architecture publique, (Librairie de l'architecture et de la ville.) 382 p. Paris: Picard, 2004 ISBN 2-7084-0630-2 (published version of the author's thesis)

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