founder of Clement Blanchet Architects
former Associate at OMA
Clement Blanchet is a French architect, teacher and critic, actively practicing in the fields of architectural theory, urbanism, and cultural investigations.
Clement Blanchet is an ex -Associate of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, where he joined in 2004. In 2011, Blanchet was appointed Director of OMA France.During his 10 years collaborating with Rem Koolhaas, he has contributed to the development of OMA in France and led several winning project for the firm, including the construction of Serpentine Gallery in London, the design and construction of Caen Library (Completion 2016) in France, the design and development of winning entries like the Convention and exhibition Centre in Toulouse, the Engineering school of Centrale, master plans in Saclay and in Bordeaux, and lately the bridge JJ Bosc over the Garonne in Bordeaux.
In May 2014, CLEMENT BLANCHET ARCHITECTURE was founded in Paris. The practice is structured as a laboratory, researching, informing and generating architecture / urbanism in all its forms.
From a selection of projects, CBA is currently developing competitions for the redesign of the Ferry Boat Terminal in Toronto, major office headquarters in Toulouse and is designing a high rise in Nice, as well as continuing the finalization of Caen library in collaboration with OMA.
He graduated with high honors from the Architectural school of Versailles and has been an invited critic to Architectural schools in France, England, Holland, Denmark & Sweden. He currently teaches at Paris Val de Seine Architectural School and ESA. Clement Blanchet divides his time between this firm in Paris and the United States where he also teaches at the University of Michigan and Rice University.