Manuelle Gautrand is the Founder and Principal architect at MANUELLE GAUTRAND ARCHITECTURE in Paris, where she is responsible for the design and construction of a diverse range of buildings, including cultural facilities (theatres, museums, cultural centres), offices, housing, and commercial and leisure facilities. Gautrand works with large public clients and institutions in France and abroad. The Citroën showroom, « C42 », on the Champs-Elysées in Paris brought Gautrand international acclaim in 2007, and set the tone for the rest of her designs over the next years.
Current projects include a mixed hotel and housing project in Montpellier, the vertical extension of an office building in Stockholm; a community housing development in Toulouse; a shopping centre in Annecy; the Edison Lite housing units (as part of the ‘Réinventer Paris’ scheme); a ‘learning and civic center’ in Parramatta, Australia; two 4-star hotels at Paris’ Charles-de-Gaulle airport; the ‘flagship’ for one of France’s major transport companies in Paris, among others. Her firm recently completed the Hipark apartment hotel in Paris; a sports, community and events centre in Saint Louis, Alsace; and an Alésia multi-screen cinema in Paris.
Gautrand has received numerous awards and accolades for her work, including the Légion d’Honneur in April 2010 and Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government in December 2007. She has taught at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris (1999–2000), the Paris-Val-de-Seine architecture school (2000–2003), the Technische Universität in Vienna (2009) and the University of Florida architecture school in the US (2010). She has also given numerous lectures around the world, notably in Antwerp, Bangkok, Berlin, Budapest, Cologne, Dubai, Geneva, Lausanne, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Mexico, Oslo, Paris, Riga, Tel-Aviv, Toronto, Vienne, and Wroclaw.