Dominique Coulon is born in 1961. In 1989 he is graduate with the professor and architect Henri Ciriani and he created his own studio. In 1990, he receives a special prize for the international competition of The Japan Culture House in Paris. In 1991, he is the winner of «la Villa Medicis hors les murs» and travels in USA, South America and Europe. In 1996, he receives the «1ère œuvre» prize for the college Pasteur in Strasbourg.
He is several times nominated at the prize list of the «Equerre d’Argent» in 1999, 2002 and 2006 and receives in 2006 the prize of the «Florilège d'Etablissements d'Enseignement Exemplaires du PEB» organised by OCDE for the school Martin Peller in Reims. In 2008 the agency was nominated to the Swiss Architectural Award. During the same time it was nominated at the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – for the Mies van der Rohe Award in regards to its Centre Dramatique National de Montreuil.
Concepts for sustainable development, respect for historical context and responsibility towards the environment and its ecologies are amongst the main concerns for the agency.
Since 2008 the agency becomes “Dominique Coulon et associés” with Olivier Nicollasand Steve and Letho Duclos as partners. Benjamin Rocchi became partner in 2014.