Valode & Pistre architects

Valode & Pistre is an international agency, founded in 1980 by Denis Valode and Jean Pistre. Today, it is one of France's top architectural firms and is involved in projects around the world.

For Denis Valode and Jean Pistre, an architectural project is a social gesture made towards its future user. Every project involves profound research and reflection, which in turn makes each one unique – a creative act set in a particular context. “What interests us is creating structures that can only be imagined in a specific place. The architectural act thus has both meaning and roots.” To this end, Valode & Pistre includes engineering, design and urban planning divisions, and has – in addition to its Paris headquarters – offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Moscow and Dubai. The firm has built more than 150 buildings around the world.