Alumnus of the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Edouard François has been an architect and urban planner since 1986. He established his own architectural, urban planning, and design studio in 1998.
Edouard François has taught in schools around the world, including the Architectural Association in London, the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris and the Design Academy in Eindhoven.
In 2011, Edouard François was elected Creator of the Year and the Royal Institute of British Architects also named him an honorary member for his contribution to international architecture (Int. Fellow RIBA).
In 2012, he was named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture.
The architecture of Edouard François reflects the tendencies of contemporary society. Sustainable development, the utilization of local materials and services, and the preservation and enhancement of existing buildings are all recurrent themes in his work.