Hondelatte Laporte Architectes
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Hondelatte Laporte Architectes

Hondelatte Laporte Architectes

Hondelatte Laporte Architectes is a Paris based architectural French firm founded in 2002 by two joint managers with majority shareholdings: Raphaëlle Hondelatte and Mathieu Laporte. It works on a wide range of projects such as renovation or reconversion of old buildings, individual houses, social housing (individual, intermediary and collective), offices, centres for emergency housing and social integration (CHRS), student halls of residence, hostels for young workers, and public facilities (libraries, memorial to the history of the deportation, centres for young people with mental disorders (IME), police stations, university training and research units, nurseries and schools). Born on 24 December 1967 in Bordeaux (Gironde), Raphaëlle Hondelatte is a state-qualified architect and graduate of the Ecole d'Architecture et de Paysage in Bordeaux (1997). She was awarded the Nouveaux Albums de la Jeune Architecture (NAJA) prize in 2002 and in addition to her work at the agency launched a career in teaching, firstly as an assistant professor at the Versailles Ecole d'Architecture (2004 to 2010), then in 2011 as guest professor at the Peter Behrens Architecture School in Düsseldorf (Germany). She has been a tenured professor at the Nantes Ecole d'architecure since September 2011. Mathieu Laporte, also a graduate of the Bordeaux Ecole d'Architecture et de Paysage (1997), is a state-qualified architect born on 21 January 1969 in Versailles (Yvelines). From beginning his studies, he has worked with reputed agencies including in particular Jacques Hondelatte's agency (1993 to 1998), then with Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal (1998 to 2001). Hondelatte Laporte Architectes is currently made up, in addition to its two associates, of six qualified architects (Mario Bonilla-Huitron, Virginie Davo, Charlotte Fagart, Ronan Lacroix, Guillemette Mathieu, and Rozènn Ménard), and Miriam Gouttas, management secretary.