The Studio

Nicolas Laisné Architectes was founded in 2005 The firm develops urban planning, architecture and interior design projects, from design to execution and site supervision. It works for public authorities, as well as private players and individuals, in France and abroad. Nicolas Laisné is the founder.

The firm has taken part in a number of international events, including the Venice Biennale in 2021 It was recognised in the ‘Habitat’ category of the Equerre d’Argent in 2019, and received an Award from the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) of Chicago in 2020.

Based in a former 3-storey industrial building in the heart of Paris, converted into a workshop, Nicolas Laisné Architectes now has a team of more than 20 people, architects and designers from all backgrounds. The team’s expertise ranges from design to execution, to site supervision and even extends to interior design.

The firm is part of a prolifically creative ecosystem, where the dialogue also includes philosophers, agronomists, botanists, artists and data scientists. Each project gives rise to a dedicated multi-disciplinary team

The firm Nicolas Laisné Architectes is the reflection of the welcoming and generous personalities who are part of it. It functions on collaboration and exchanges, which enable every individual to express their own wealth of talent. With the shared purpose of designing projects that are both simple and ambitious, where technical innovation is at the service of sustainability.


Its achievements and current projects (‘L’Arbre Blanc’, the ‘Arboretum‘ in Nanterre, ‘L’Atelier de l’Arsenal’ in Paris, ‘Nice Méridia’…) bear witness to its desire to open up architecture. To create more space for all, including nature, in ever denser cities. To cater to new habits in society, and the way they so rapidly evolve. To make the sharing of space a joyfully convivial experience.


Sensitivity, inventiveness and common sense enable the firm nicolas laisné architects to resolve complex equations with accessible solutions. Open-minded and daring, the firm develops its projects on the international scene to accompany evolving urban lifestyles, wherever they may be.

The team

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Nicolas Laisné (FR)


Steve Benoudiz

Steve Benoudiz (FR)

Legal Manager

Thibaut Blondet

Thibaud Blondet (FR)

Interior Design Team / Architect

Marina Breka

Marina Breka (HR)


Antoine Buton

Antoine Buton (FR)

Project Manager

Sophie Darras

Sophie Darras (FR)

Projects Director

Marianna Haas

Mariana Haas (BR)

Project Manager

Nicolas Henry

Nicolas Henry (FR)

Project Manager

Elizabeth Mantua

Elizabeth Mantua (PHL)

Maintenance Officer

Marta Moreno Malpartida

Marta Moreno Malpartida (ES)


Lien NGuyen

Thuy Lien NGuyen (CZ/VN)


Tristan Ponsot

Tristan Ponsot (FR)

Interior Design Team / Manager

Marie Pontnau

Marie Pontnau (FR)

Project Manager

Gabrielle Pottier

Gabrielle Pottier (FR)

Human Resources Officer

Estelle Sabatier

Estelle Sabatier (FR)

Director of Strategy & Business Development

Cinzia Scandurra

Cinzia Scandurra (IT)


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Jalpa Thanki (GB)

Operations Manager

Mirella Verdes Montenegro

Mirella Verdes Montenegro (ES)

Projects Director

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Elisa Vernazza (IT)

Project Manager


Kenya Virtos (FR)

Development & Communication Officer

They worked with us

Camille Alause(FR), Carlos Andres Hurtado(ES), Paula Aranda(ES), Alejandro Ayllon Blanco(ES), Vadim Babij(FR), Lucia Baratella(IT), Martino Barducci(FR), Sophie Barré(Fr), Louis Bauchet(Fr), Julia Behot(Fr), Maria Antonia Bernal(Co), Henri Bienaimé(Fr),Edouard Bettencourt(Fr), Johanna Bleicher(Fr), Cécile Bleux(Fr), Martina Bonardo(It), Marie Aglaé Boukouvalas(Fr), Léo Bourillet(Fr), Marc Brabant(Fr), Jules Brisson(Fr), Zoe Bruce(Gb), Stella Buisan(Fr), Marco Busani(It), Edoardo Caizzi(It), Justine Cassaigneau(Fr), Lorenzo Cavallero(It), Elena Chatzilari(Gr), Federico Chaubet(It), Liane Cheung(Hk), Hugo Chevassus(Fr), Martina Ciet(It), Carola Cocci(It), Serena Coticchia(It), Charlotte Couderc(Fr), Romain Courier(Fr), Javier Cuenca Solana(Es), Truong Dao Anh(Vn), Aude De La Barre(Fr), Quentin Delépine(Fr), Victor Deplus(Fr), Margaux Desombre(Fr), Mélisandre Devilliers(Fr), Marija Dimitrievska(Mk), Jeremy Dojcinovic, Milana Marie-Anne Ducrocq(Fr), Pietro Franceschini(It), Alberto Maria Ficele(It), Tamàs Fischer(Fr), Nathalie Fournier(Fr), Francesca Frigau(Es),  Valérie Gilouin(Fr), Orlando Gonzalez Gonzalez(Es), Elena Grajera(Es), Agnieszka Haligowska(Po), Franck Handgraaf(Fr), Kima Harring(De), Mickaël Hassen(Fr), Maria Hevilla(Es), Jérémie Jouve(Fr), Klara Jörg(At), Lien Juttet(Fr),Thomas Jochem(Fr), Michal Karol(Pl),Maria Koeva(Bg), Dhruv Kohli(In), Maria Kolodziej(Pl), Cécile Marguin(Fr), Oleksandra Kryvtsova(Ua), Corentin Langlet(Fr), Erwan Lanoue(Fr), Jordan Launay(Fr), Charlotte Le Gouvello(Fr), Kate Le Masurier(Gb), Clémence Le Morvan(Fr), Vânia Leandro(Pt), Cathy Li(Ca), Alice Lunardon(Fr), Charles M’Boulé Samé(Fr), Nicolas Madry(Fr), Nikolaj Maksimenko(Uk), Bartosz Marek Kolodziej(Pl), Barbara Martin(Fr), Leticia Martinez Velasco(Es), Mégane Martini(Fr), Fatema Mayet(Fr), Alex Mecattaf(Lb), Maria Melissianou(Gr), Marco Morra(It), Camillo Morini(It), Alexandre Moulin(Fr), Marion Mouny(Fr), Rohit Nandha(Gb), Beilei Ni(Ch), Lucile Nicosia(Fr), Pelin Once(Tr), Bastien Papetti(Fr), Claire Parrotin(Fr), Petra Pavelkova(Pl), Edoardo Perrani(It), Martin Perraudeau(Fr), Ester Pineau(Fr), Karolina Pletty(Po), Nicholas Préaud(Fr), Marie Raquin(Fr), Will Rogers(De), Laura Rojo Diez(Es), Sara Sanchez(Fr), Grégoire Schmitt(Fr), Sarah Sheehan(Ir), Julie Siol(Fr), Olivia Siri(Fr), Aleksandra Sobczyk(Po), Christoph Steigerwald(De), Daniel Tardio(Es), Martin Tardits(Fr), Nika Taubinsky(Us), Oleksandra Telenkova(Ua), Laura Thiais, Goce Tikvaaroski(Mk), Michele Ugolotti Serventi(Pt), Amandine Vacherot(Fr), Bob Van Der Brande(Be), Enzo Vellin(Mu), Brigitte Verissimo(Fr), Adèle Vibert(Fr), Angelika Weissheim(De), Tham Yen-Linh(Fr), Paula Zuneda(Es), Marie Blin (Fr), Edwin Toledo(Mx), Marta Alpuim(Fr), Marie-Laure Coste(Fr), Antoine Guillaume(Fr), Hélène Vesin(Fr), Laura Belin(Fr/De), Corinne Takahashi(Fr), Lucas Alezra(Fr)