studioMilou, MAES and RL&A associés are three French architectural practices that have firmly established themselves in the French architectural landscape over recent decades. They have now decided to unite their expertise by sharing joint premises in the historic centre of Paris and working together on major projects that bring together design, the adaptive reuse of listed heritage buildings, and sustainable development. Their team, made up of professionals specializing in the restoration of historic monuments, risk-prevention, and the rehabilitation and restoration of major works of architectural heritage, aims to bring together the expertise of the three practices in order to meet the major architectural and urban-planning challenges of the 21st century. Questions regarding the future of the industrial heritage, the densification of urban centres, and demographic growth and global warming, together with the risks emerging from them, are indissolubly linked and require a variety of professional expertise and range of experience to meet them. The goal of the collaboration between the three practices is to propose solutions that are both technical and humanistic and that take fully into account the historical, sociological and ecological characteristics of the sites at which they work. With their office well-established in Europe and Asia, studioMilou, MAES and RL&A are able to work internationally on large scale heritage projects.
studioMilou Since its creation in Paris 1997 by the company’s leading French architect, Jean-François Milou, studioMilou has been recognized as a leading European firm for large-scale civic and cultural projects, and the adaptive reuse of existing buildings, including historic and heritage-listed structures or industrial sites. The company’s track record includes several museums, theatres and various multipurpose institutions, including the acclaimed Carreau du Temple in Paris, France and the National Gallery, Singapore. studioMilou is operating in the Asia-Pacific region from its well established Singapore office, studioMilou singapore.
Renowned for its capacity to create simple and innovative design solutions inspired by classical structures, studioMilou has also gained repute for its respectful approach to the existing fabric of a building and site, as well as its context.
MAES Architectures MAES is one of the thirty largest French architectural practices, employing more than fifty professionals and with offices in Paris and in the north and south of France. It works in various areas, including urban-planning, healthcare, and the adaptive reuse and restoration of listed heritage buildings. The practice has recently set up a larger Paris office in order to develop its work on environmental issues further, this being supervised by an architect specializing in environmental risks including floods, earthquakes, and issues of reconstruction. In its work with studioMilou and RL&A, MAES specializes in the adaptive reuse and restoration of heritage sites and buildings, taking their specific architectural features into account along with environmental and intangible issues.
RL&A associés RL&Associés brings decades of experience and an exceptional reputation for its work on international heritage issues and high profile restoration projects. Its team of professionals have carried out extensive expert missions and successfully restored and refurbished some of the most renowned listed historic buildings in France and elsewhere in Europe, including the Coliseum and Villa Medici in Rome.
Always working as part of a team with local architects, art historians, archaeologists, engineers and landscape architects for each project, RL&Associés sees heritage as a way of bringing cultures together, linking the generations and joining the past to the future.