Marc MIMRAM, ingenieur et architecte DPLG français (crédit ©Hannah-Assouline)

Marc Mimram (b. 1955, Paris) has a master’s degree in mathematics from the Université Paris VII (1976), an engineering diploma from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (1978), a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley (1979), an architecture diploma (DPLG) from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris (1980), and a postgraduate degree in philosophy from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (1982). He founded his own consultancy and architecture and engineering firm in 1992.

He has been an architect-engineer since 1981, and has completed many civil engineering structures and architectural projects in France and abroad, including bridges in France (Solférino Footbridge, Paris), in Germany (Strasbourg-Kehl), in Morocco (Rabat-Salé), which won the Aga Khan Award, in China (Beijing, Tianjin, Yangzhou), large sport facilities (Roland Garros Stadium, Paris), and infrastructure buildings (Airtime, Paris, and Montpellier Railway Station, France).

Mimram has taught at the École des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne, and Princeton University in the United States. He was appointed a Professor of Architectural Schools and currently teaches at the École d’Architecture de Marne-la-Vallée near Paris.

He has published several books, such as Structure et Formes (Paris, 1983); Passerelle Solférino (Basel, 2001); Architettura Ibrida (Milan, 2009); and Marc Mimram: Architecture & Structure (Munich, 2015). He has given numerous lectures all over the world, including lectures at Harvard University, Cornell University, Princeton, Tokyo University, as well as São Paulo, Venice, and Oslo.

In his work as an architect and an engineer, Marc Mimram has shown an interest in architecture that is intelligently built through the development of considered structures that relate to landscape, light, and materials. He feels that his work is about an attentive and generous transformation of the matter of which the world is made. In his hands architecture becomes an art of transformation, and materiality becomes the expression of culture.