Architect and historian. Member of the prize jury.
Architect and historian specialising in the history of architecture in the city and in the landscape. He taught architecture at the University of Paris-La Défense and Paris-Belleville, partly at the National Institute of History of Art (INHA). He has also been Director of Research at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He is a founder member of the French Association of Architecture Historians, of which he was president in 2005, and since 2008 he has been a member of the Commission du Vieux-Paris.
He is the author of numerous books about the history of urban composition, especially in the 18th and 19th centuries, and archaeology and architecture. His works include Forme et déformation des objets architecturaux et urbains (Broché, 2006), Paris détruit: Du vandalisme architectural aux grandes opérations d'urbanisme (Parigramme, 2011) and Atlas historique des rues de Paris (Parigramme, 2016).
Last updated: March 2019