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Michel Mossessian in 2010
Paris, Île-de-France, France
|Alma mater||Harvard Graduate School of Design|
|Practice||Mossessian & Partners|
|Buildings||ExxonMobil Technology Centre, Shanghai, China|
Musheireb - Heart of Doha, Doha, Qatar (in progress)
Michel Mossessian gained his diploma in architecture at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts UP N°8 in Paris, where he also engaged in philosophy under Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault. He was invited to be a Villa Medicis Hors les Murs fellow at the Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York, where he studied Advanced Design. He subsequently completed his masters in design studies at Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Mossessian worked for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) as Senior Designer in their Chicago and London offices. Along with Senior partner, Larry Oltmanns, they made a successful bid resulting in the design of the new NATO headquarters in Brussels. Mossessian was made redundant in 2004 before the project was completed. Oltmanns left SOM three weeks later.
In 2005, Mossessian established the architectural studio of Mossessian & Partners, where he serves as principal architect. His first building design in London was the Carmine Building, a 15-storey office building at Five Merchant Square. As part of the Paddington Basin Development, the building was topped off in 2009, by City of London Mayor, Boris Johnson.
In 2010, Mossessian & Partners completed three buildings: 5 Merchant Square in Paddington, London; ExxonMobil Headquarters in Shanghai, China; and a private residence in Sorede, France. In 2011, the company won an open international competition for an urban renewal project in the Medina of Fes, Morocco, which is now on site.
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- Place Lalla Yeddouna in Fes, Morocco - under construction
- Msheireb development in Doha, Qatar – under construction
- Carmine Building at 5 Merchant Square in London, UK – completed 2010
- NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium – with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
- Villa Olympica Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain – with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
- Broadgate in London, UK – with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
- "Armenian capital's mayor meets with architect Michel Mossessian". Armenian News. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
- Michel Mossessian. "My Kind of Town: New York, USA". Architecture Today. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
- George Hay (2004). "Architect Quits Over Troubled NATO Project". Building. Retrieved 7 October 2014. (registration required (. ))
- Europe in the UK. "Michel Mossessian talks to Lucy Lethbridge". Retrieved 15 November 2010.
- e-architect. "Mayor of London tops out landmark London building in Paddington Basin". Retrieved 15 November 2010.
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