Rooted family history for 3 generations, the Agence d'Architecture A.Bechu is an international architecture and urban planning studio directed by Anthony Bechu. Our multidisciplinary team of urban planners, landscape architects, architects, interior designers design and implement projects of all scales and all types of programs(housing, retail, hotels, sport, cultural or education facilities...) for both public and private sectors....If many of our projects are based in France, our studio has gone abroad to bring our expertise in China, Russia, Mongolia, Iraqi, Lebanon, or in Africa demonstrating our capacity to build in several parts of the world.
Because "tomorrow's cities are under construction today", the philosophy of the Agence d'Architecture A.Bechu is to bring a new way forward for sustainable development. Combining fractals and local cultures we try to redefine and push further the High Environmental Quality conception (HQE)of the eco-districts and eco-campus we work on both in France and abroad.
"We are moving from a cartesian to a fractal world that open all possibilities. Let’s find the scale and the sense that will give birth to a new renaissance". Anthony Bechu
Born in 1950, Anthony Bechu, architect DPLG, graduated in 1976 from the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts”, and then obtained a Masters Degree in History and Historical Monuments Conservation at the “Ecole de Chaillot” in 1981. He is an active member in the Paris Academy of Architecture, the Architectural Heritage Association, and the National Academy of Technologies of France. He tought at the École Spéciale des Travaux Publics (ESTP) and is the Director of the Fontainebleau American schools. He was recently given the title of "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres".
Passionate about history and the identity of places, his contemporary architectural research finds its sources in the analysis and comprehension of cultures, morphologies and context. His belief is the importance to ‘relink histories’ : acknowledge and process the past to find innovative eco-responsible regenerative strategies that answer at best to today’s need without compromising our future needs.