Graal, founded by Carlo Grispello and Nadine Lebeau, is dedicated to architecture and urban strategies. The firm strives to enhance the economy of means, construction process and project materiality.
The firm’s projects are developed through a sober and objective approach to give a real place to the role of territorial investigation, the public dimension, and ways of dwelling throughout the design phases. Graal aspires to render the specific features of a site and a project commission through a language non-decisional, independent, and interested in responding to real contemporary issues. Through an attitude coherent with the context and an investigation on the relational space, the projects carry a positive social and environmental impact.
Graal is committed to dealing with every scale, from domestic scale to the urban scale project. The office’s practice encompasses France and abroad in close collaboration with multidisciplinary consultants in order to guarantee intelligent and feasible projects. Graal has been distinguished on several occasions. In 2016, the office was prizewinner of the ADC Awards and received the Europe 40 under 40 award attributed by the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Urban Centre for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies.
Architect DPLG, graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris la Villette. She joined Atelier Seraji as architect before created graal architecture with Carlo Grispello in 2011. Prizewinner of 40 under 40 in 2016 by the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Urban Centre for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies. Named among the 100 young leaders who invent the city of tomorrow by the Choiseul Institute in September 2018.
Architect DPLG, graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris la Villette. He worked as lead architect for Bruno Mader and as architect for Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Created graal architecture with Nadine Lebeau in 2011. Associate professor of theories and practices of architectural and urban design at the École Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes since 2016. Prizewinner of 40 under 40 in 2016 by the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Urban Centre for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies.
CURRENT STAFF MEMBERS :
Alejandro Bernal (COL)
Cristiano Gerardi (IT)
Florine Catella (FR)
Eva Gonant (FR)
Ronan Corcuff (FR)
Juliette Declercq (FR)
Bianca Mascellani (IT)
Salma Ablad (MA)
Thomas Lourdeaux (FR)
Léa Torra (FR)
Manuela Serreli (IT)
Italian Architect Prize 2017, (selection)
Trophées Logement & Territoires 2017, (finalist)
Europe’s Emerging Young Architects and Designers, (awarded)
Building of the Year Awards 2016 Archidaily, (selection)
Palmarès d’architecture, d’urbanisme et de paysage du CAUE des Yvelines 2014, (mention)