Jean-Marc WEILL

Biography Jean-Marc Weill

  • Architect/engineer
  • Awards from the Académie architecture 2012 in the category Research and Technique
  • Tenured professor at EnsaVT

Born in Metz in 1964, Jean-Marc Weill graduated as a DPLG state-certified architect in 1989 from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Nancy followed by a Master’s degree in Design Studies (sciences and techniques applied to Architecture) from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1990 and finally a Civil Engineering diploma from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in 1999. In 2012 he was awarded the medal of the Académie d’Architecture in the Research and Technique category.

Since 1994, he has been developing structure and shell engineering and architectural engineering activities at the firm he founded. The subjects discussed as part of this activity include developing the design and calculations for Ultra High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete structures, reinforcement of constructions to provide earthquake protection, the design and construction of bridges and overpasses, the installation of works of art in public spaces and the construction of housing and facilities.

His firm is now developing wooden and concrete fibre structures that are hybrid and reversible.

Jean-Marc Weill taught at the Faculté de l’Aménagement de Montréal as well as at the Catholic University of Lima, the École d’Architecture in Rouen and Paris Belleville. He is currently a tenured professor at the École d’Architecture de la Ville & des Territoires de Marne la Vallée where he teaches the 4th year architecture project as part of the “Matter for Thought” Masters degree course, as well as a group of bachelor degree level classes given over to the production of Architecture.

Choice of recent projects: The French pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai with Jacques Ferrier Architecture, the Ring of Memory with architect Philippe Prost (Equerre d’Argent award in the Youth and Sports category in 2014 and an award from the American Concrete Institute in 2016), the restructuring of Halle Pajol with architect Françoise Hélène Jourda, the Aria performing arts theatre in Cornebarrieu with architect Philippe Madec (National Award for Wooden Construction in 2017), the Aqualagon Villages Nature® with architect Jacques Ferrier, the restructuring of the Hôtel Lutétia in Paris with architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the restructuring of the Village de la Faisanderie in Fontainebleau with architects Eliet and Lehman (Équerre d’Argent award in the rehabilitation category in 2015), the Learning Center on the Saclay plateau with architect Laurent Beaudouin, the raising of the building PB20-21 in La Défense with Jean Luc Crochon and architect François Delafonta.