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« Le propre de tout être devenu humain est sa conscience de l’Autre » : we are all members of a boundary-less community, sharing today’s planet with tomorrow’s children … the ensuing responsible approach necessarily materialized by positive impact not only upon each user (zoom in), but also upon the community as a whole (zoom out) … the consequent deliberation kindling a holistic and empathetic response encompassing sustainability globally.

architectesassoc. , directed by marc lacour and sabine leribaux, aims at expressing the needs at hand through the lens of social, political, economic, urban, human, emotional, environmental, cultural, or temporal, … context. This is reflected in the team’s broad outlook, essentially tapping into the wealth of exchanges encouraged between all players throughout the construction process … and equally, into each actor’s respective competencies.

Today, half of the Earth’s inhabitants live in urban settings, however we cannot yet offer a credible solution to the sheer scale of the situation. It is therefore paramount that our present think modes integrate this context to its full extent…

and in so doing address the diverse echelons wherein architect and urban planner work hand in hand : thus a city becomes a collective body of work in which our fundamental human right to live together with dignity notwithstanding our differences is upheld, where rules are necessary but do not constitute a guaranty of success, and where we are once again put face to face with real people and their real capacity for creating real things … for getting things done.

The studio is composed of professionals who employ their talents and skills to bring to life novel, flexible, concrete visions in architecture, based on their hands-on experience. Synergies and collaborations with other essential players of the building process (engineers, builders, urbanists, scenographers, artists, photographers,…) are encouraged to prosper thereby embracing the complexity and ambiguity of today’s society.

Team

Sabine Leribaux

partner
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licensed architect ISA saint-luc (presently UCL / LOCI), brussels (1990)

born on 24.09.1963 in ames, iowa (usa)

founding partner architectesassoc. since 2000

responsible for project development in coordination with the team of architects, the clients, the contractors as well as local administrations (city and regional councils)

collaboration with marc lacour since 1991

UK: mother tongue
FR: fluent
NL: conversational

Marc Lacour

partner
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licensed architect ISA saint-luc (presently UCL / LOCI), brussels (1975)
head of masters' studio cursus UCL / LOCI, brussels

born on 20.03.1952 in paulis (belgian congo)

founding partner architectesassoc. since 2000

responsible for project development in coordination with the team of architects, the clients, the contractors as well as local administrations (city and regional councils)

collaboration with sabine leribaux since 1991

FR: mother tongue
UK: fluent
NL: conversational

Sophie Vantieghem

architect - project leader
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licensed architect ISA saint-luc (presently UCL / LOCI), brussels (2006)
architecture engineering cursus UCL (2000 - 2001)

born on 01.02.1982 in mouscron, belgium

collaborator at architectesassoc. since 2006

project architect from conception through to site survey

FR: mother tongue
NL: conversational
UK: conversational

Laura Claeys

architect - project leader
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licensed architect ISA saint-luc (presently UCL / LOCI), brussels (2007)
advanced master in management from UCL Louvain School of Management (2013)

born on 07.11.1984 in liège, belgium

collaborator at architectesassoc. since 2008

project architect from conception through to site survey

FR: mother tongue
IT: bilingual
UK: fluent
NL: conversational

Sébastien Zigrand

architect - project leader
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licensed architect ISA saint-luc (presently UCL / LOCI), brussels (2007)
international exchange : McGill University, faculty of engineering, school of architecture of montréal (2006)

born on 10.02.1983 in luxembourg-ville, luxemburg

collaborator at architectesassoc. since 2007

project architect from conception through to site survey

FR: mother tongue
UK: good skills

Mattias D`Hooghe

architect - project leader
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licensed architect sint lucas (presently part of KUL), brussels (2007)
graduate in graphic design, arteveldehogeschool ghent (2002)

born on 30.06.1981 in uccle, belgium

collaborator at architectesassoc. since 2007

project architect from conception through to site survey

NL: mother tongue
FR: fluent
UK: fluent

Elodie Léonard

project leader
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graduate draftswoman from ESA saint luc in brussels (2004)
bachelor interior designer from EPS saint luc in brussels (2013)
teacher at ESA and EPS saint-luc, brussels

born on 26.04.1982 in tournai, belgium

collaborator at architectesassoc. since 2004

project leader from conception through to site survey

FR: mother tongue
NL: good skills
UK: conversational
IT: conversational

Corina Pitic

architect
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post-graduate master in architecture, energy and environment at ETSAB barcelona (2009 - 2010)
licensed architect UAU "Ion Mincu" bucarest (2009)
erasmus student at university of sheffield school of architecture (2005 - 2006)

born on 20.03.1984 in bucarest, romania

collaborator at architectesassoc. since 2011

RO: mother tongue
UK: bilingual
FR: fluent
SP: fluent

Sophie De Toffol

architect
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licensed architect UCL / LOCI, brussels (2015)
erasmus student at "CEU university San Pablo", madrid, spain (2014)

born on 05.03.1991 in etterbeek, belgium

collaborator at architectesassoc. since 2017

FR: mother tongue
UK: good skills
SP: good skills
NL: conversational

Thomas Maisin

architect
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licensed architect ISA saint-luc (presently UCL / LOCI), brussels (2012)
erasmus student at newcastle university (2011)

born on 10.06.1989 in uccle, belgium

collaborator at architectesassoc. since 2012

FR: mother tongue
UK: good skills
NL: conversational

Gaëtan Nimal

architect
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licensed architect UCL / LOCI, brussels (2016)
advanced master in management from ICHEC brussels Management school (2016-...)
erasmus student at "école nationale supérieure d'architecture de paris-malaquais", paris, france (2014)

born on 01.08.1992 in namur, belgium

collaborator at architectesassoc. since 2017

FR: mother tongue
UK: conversational

Simon Delvigne

draftsman
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bachelor draftsman from ESA saint luc in brussels (2013)
international exchange: CEGEP de chicoutimi, québec - canada (2012)

born on 05.09.1990 in brussels, belgium

collaborator at architectesassoc. since 2013

FR: mother tongue
UK: good skills
NL: conversational

Amina Hammani

office manager, accounting and human resources assistant
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office management - ONEM Brussels (1994)

born on 12.08.1964 in fès, morocco

office manager, accounting and human resources assistant at architectesassoc. since 2000

FR: mother tongue
AR: good skills
NL: conversational