Dominique Coulon is born in 1961.
In 1989 he is graduate with the professor and architect Henri Ciriani and he created his own studio.
In 1990, he receives a special prize for the international compétition of The Japan Culture House in Paris.
In 1991, He is the winner of «la Villa Medicis hors les murs» and travels in USA, South America and Europe.
In 1996, he receives the «1ère œuvre» prize for the collège Pasteur in Strasbourg.
He is several time nominated at the prize list of the «Equerre d’Argent» in 1999, 2002 and 2006 and receives in 2006 the prize of the «Florilège d’Etablissements d’Enseignement Exemplaires du PEB» organisated by OCDE for the school Martin Peller in Reims.
In 2008 the agency was nominated to the Swiss Architectural Award.
During the same time it was nominated at the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – for the Mies van der Rohe Award in regards to its Centre Dramatique Nartional de Montreuil.
Concepts for sustainable development, respect for historical context and responsibility towards the environment and its ecologies are amongst the main concerns for the agency.
In parallel to his architectural production, Dominique Coulon teaches at the Ecole d’Architecture de Strasbourg where he founded the Masters program: Architecture and Complexity.
As a way to find a new dynamic approach to each architectural project, the agency’s methodology draws upon the rich exchange of information stemming interdisciplinary work.
Complexity becomes the catalyst for the architectural project.
Since 2008 the agency became Dominique Coulon & associés with Olivier Nicollas and Steve Letho Duclos as partners architects. Benjamin Rocchi became partner architect in 2014.
The studio has been received numerous awards:
2010_Laureate, The International Architecture Award, for its Conservatory of Music in Maizières-les-Metz.
2011_Laureate, The International Architecture Award, for the Library in Anzin, it also receives the Prize for the «most beautiful interior space» awarded by the french magazine Livres Hebdo.
2012_Laureate of the ‘24 heures d’Architecture’, for the ‘Joséphine Baker’ group of schools at La Courneuve and the library in Anzin.
2012_Nominated ECOLA Award 2012, for for the ‘Joséphine Baker’ group of schools at La Courneuve.
2013_Special Mention, Architizer A+ Awards, for the ‘Joséphine Baker’ group of schools at La Courneuve.
2014_Laureate and special mention of the jury, of the Sustainable Building Award given by the CAUE 95 (Council for Architecture, Town planning and the Environment of the Val d’Oise Region) for the Regional court and Industrial Tribunal in Montmorency.
2014_Laureate of the Pool Vision 2014 Award – Public Pools Global for Restructuring and extension of swimming pool in Bagneux.
2015_Finalist, Architizer A+ Awards – Libraries and Government categories for the Regional court and Industrial Tribunal in Montmorency and the Multicultural centre in Isbergues.
2015_Special Mention, Architizer A+ Awards, Typology Recreation Centers for Restructuring and extension of swimming pool in Bagneux.
2015_Laureate, The International Architecture Award for the Multicultural centre in Isbergues and the Restructuring and extension of swimming pool in Bagneux.
2015_Nominated, BigMat’15 Awards – for the Tribunal in Montmorency, Swimming Pool in Bagneux and the Multicultural centre in Isbergues.