Biography Jean-Marc WEILL

  • Architect/Engineer
  • Prize of the Academy of Architecture 2012 in the Research and Technical category
  • Full professor at EnsaVT

Born in Metz in 1964, he graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nancy as a DPLG architect in 1989, received a Master’s degree in Design Studies (sciences and techniques applied to architecture) from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1990, and graduated as a Civil Engineer from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in 1999. In 2012 he was awarded the medal of the Academy of Architecture in the Research and Technique category.

Since 1994, he has been developing a structural and envelope engineering and architect-engineer activity within the office he founded. The subjects covered in this activity include the development of the design and calculation of structures in Ultra High Performance Fibre Concrete, the reinforcement of constructions in the event of earthquakes, the design and construction of crossing structures, the installation of works of art in the public space, the construction of housing and equipment.

The development of his practice now leads him to hybrid and reversible wood and fibre concrete structures.

He has taught at the Faculty of Planning in Montreal as well as at the Catholic University of Lima, the School of Architecture of Rouen and Paris Belleville. He is currently a full professor at the École d’architecture de la ville & des territoires de Marne la vallée where he teaches the 4th year architecture project within the Master “Matière à Penser”, as well as a series of courses dedicated to the making of Architecture in the Bachelor cycle.

Selection of recent projects: The French Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo with Jacques Ferrier Architecture, the Ring of Memory with Philippe Prost Architect (Equerre d’Argent in the Youth and Sport category in 2014 and the American Concrete Institute Prize in 2016), the restructuring of the Halle Pajol with Françoise Hélène Jourda Architect, the Aria in Cornebarrieu with Philippe Madec Architect (Prix National de la Construction Bois in 2017) Aqualagon Villages Nature® with Jacques Ferrier Architecte, the restructuring of the Lutétia Hotel in Paris with Jean-Michel Wilmotte Architecte, the restructuring of the Village de la Faisanderie in Fontainebleau with Eliet et Lehman Architectes (Équerre d’Argent in the rehabilitation category in 2015), the Learning Center on the Saclay Plateau with Laurent Beaudouin Architecte, and the elevation of the PB20-21 building in La Défense with Jean Luc Crochon and François Delafonta Architecte.