Studio Odile Decq

Architecture Thinking
M 23 January 2017 | 6:30pm | Kresge Theatre (map)
Alan H Rider Distinguished Lecture

ODILE DECQ, French architect and landscape designer, came to international renown in 1990 when she won her first major commission: La BPO headquarters. Her early and unusual career was acknowledged in 1996 by the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale. Decq’s work materialises a complete universe that embraces urban planning, architecture, design and art. Her multidisciplinary approach was recently recognised with the Jane Drew Prize (2016) and with the Prix Femme Architecte (2013). Decq has been teaching architecture for the past 25 years, a commitment ratified by the opening in 2014 of her own school in Lyon, France.