Jean-Michel Wilmotte

Architect, city planner and designer, Jean-Michel Wilmotte was born in 1948 in Soissons (France). He founded his own architecture practice in Paris in 1975. Jean-Michel Wilmotte is recognised for his eclectic approach to architectural design and for continually striving to design and create with the highest quality materials and detailing. He undertakes projects at all scales and enjoys designing a light, a shop or a tramway as much as designing a museum, a high-rise building or master planning a new town. He never ceases to expand and diversify his knowledge, taking lessons from both France and abroad.

In 2005 Jean-Michel Wilmotte created the Wilmotte Foundation to encourage the highest standards of contemporary design and architecture amongst a new generation of architects. The Foundation aims to help detect and support young talents, to encourage the diffusion of our European architectural culture.

Wilmotte & Associés S.A. is an international architecture and design practice wich provides services in architecture, interior design, urban planning, product design and museum design. Wilmotte & Associés has offices in France, UK, Italy, Brazil and South Korea and employs 187 staff from over 20 countries.

Wilmotte & Associés S.A. is a major presence in the public building, workplace, high-end residential and luxury hotel sectors. Key buildings currently on site include a 500,000 sq ft office building at King’s Cross Central in London, The Allianz Riviera Nice Stadium in France (35,000 seats). Recently completed projects include the School of Law in Paris, The Brain and Spinal Cord Institute in Paris and The Ferrari Sporting Management Center (Formula 1) in Maranello-Fiorano, Italy.  Wilmotte & Associés recently won an international competition to master plan Greater Moscow, an area which covers 260,000 hectares.

Wilmotte & Associés S.A. is one of the most influential architectural practices in the world and was ranked number 76 in the world top 100 according to Building Design magazine’s 2012 survey.