Founded in 1990 by Philippe Ameller and Jacques Dubois, the firm has developed rapidly, and works prominently in the field of demanding public facilities and housing projects. It now figures among the most dynamic teams in French architecture.

A Few Milestones

Without falling into a specialization that might narrow architecture down to a routine, our firm developed over time its expertise in seven broad areas.

Offices and business premises have been our primary activity, with the development of Eurotunnel headquarters in Paris, and the design of Motorcycle Center in Trappes. Then, in 1990, Philippe Ameller and Jacques Dubois - guests and winners of their first common public competition (a kindergarten) - initiated more than two decades of designing educational buildings, from early childhood to university. Chosen by the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris for the restructuring of the geriatric hospital René-Muret, the firm addressed the health sector, which is now an important skill of its architects. Police and fire stations acquainted us with the very specific practice of safety facilities.

The range of our regular activities encompasses a thousand apartments in various regions, from the Atlantic Coast to the French Alps and the heart of Paris. In addition, our most recent growth axis are the large urban design projects and the design of culture and tourism facilities in France and abroad is .

 

Dates & data

1989

Jacques Dubois and Philippe Ameller team up for their first private commission: Moto Center near Paris.

1990

First public commission: a kindergarten in Asnières-sur-Seine, near Paris. Amelier and Philippe Jacques Dubois decide to become associates.

1992

The firm has four employees, and settles near La Bastille in the center of Paris. Completion of the Eurotunnel Headquarters and Information Centre in Calais.

1994

Following education, culture, commerce and offices, the agency now addresses the design of facilities for public safety : police stations in Sceaux and Villepinte. Ttwo years later, Ameller & Dubois wins the Montmartre Fire Station competition (completed in 2008). Mary Warburton, a young stage design oriented architect, joins the firm. She remains its most steady project manager.

1999

The turning of the computer era is irreversibly negotiated. The studio, which then has eight people, becomes the architectural firm Ameller, Dubois & Associés.

2001

The firm moves to its present premises in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine. The staff will raise from ten to thirty people within a decade.

2004

The ISIPCA college (Superior International College For Perfume, Cosmetics and Food Flavoring Technologies) in Versailles is nominated for the AMO Prize and is awarded the First Prize by the CAUE Des Yvelines for the 1995-2004 decade. Marc Pelé, who joins our staff as a trainee, will eventually win the EUROPAN 2010.

2006

The First Prize for High Environmental Quality Building in the Paris Area is awarded to our Center for Early Childhood, in Issy-les-Moulineaux. The firm adopts its current logo and graphic environment.

2007

In the next two years, the firm will harvest its core of new talents, bound to play a key role in its growth : Guita Maleki, Raphael Hénon, Arne von Seidlitz, Renaud Djian, Hélène Martin, Catherine Laroche, Claire Marrodal, Grégoire Seidel, Frédéric Allinne, Lotfi Amara, Haithem Oueriemmi, Pascal Bardi, Émilie Marx. To learn about more recent newcomers, please visit the THE TEAM page of this website.

2010

The firm celebrates its twentieth anniversary, with two commissions in a row for the City of Paris : an elementary school near the Arc de Triomphe, and 85 "green" apartments in the Boucicaut district.

2012

Ameller, Dubois et Associés enters the Top 100 of French architectural firms, ranking 88th in the chart of the largest and most profitable practices in France.

2015

Ameller, Dubois & Associés wins its first international urban design competition : the redevelopment of Pau city center. Our firm also gets to build its first tower, on the banks of the river Seine in the center of Paris.

2016

Philippe Ameller becomes a Member of the Académie d'Architecture. The firm is shortlisted for the WAN AWARDS in the Future Projects / Urban Design category. First museum commission, in Alsace. Our work is exhibited at the Galerie d'Architecture in Paris (download the catalogue at the bottom of the center column).

 

 

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