Paris-based architect Edouard Francois lectures at the National Gallery of Canada

Part of Carleton University’s Forum lecture series, French architect Edouard François delivers a lecture on Monday, October 24 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Edouard François was born in 1957 in Paris, France. He studied at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris, and later architecture at the UP1 in Paris and at the Architectural Association in London. In 1998-99 he specialized in the master unit at the École Nationale Supérieure du Paysage in Versailles, France. François has become one of the protagonists of green architecture on an international scene. His work focuses on matter, context, use, economy and ecology, following the preoccupations of sustainable development. François’s European team of architects and urbanists are working also on landscape design and graphic design projects.

The office is based in Paris. François became known to the public in 2000 with “the building that grows,” built in Montpellier on the banks of the Léz and widely publicized by the Ministry of Culture’s campaign on quality in architecture, followed by the “flower tower” in Paris (a building, bordering a park, completely veiled in white bamboo) and the “fouquets barrière” (an 80-room hotel located on the Champs Elysees).

The lecture is presented by Lalande + Doyle Architect Inc., followed by a post-lecture discussion with Edouard Francois, J.Cook, B Lagace, and R. Connah (moderator).

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