(1898 – 1983)
French architect and town planner

tudent of Emmanuel Pontremoli at l’École des Beaux-Arts of Paris, Beaudouin received the first prize of the Grand Prix of Rome, in 1928. He was then known for the works that he co-signed with Marcel Lods until 1940.

His work on the post-First World War and pre-Second World War in France illustrated the interest he held in the collective accommodations programs, in the industrialisation of the building, in the use of pre-fabricated elements, and in urbanism.

Following was a second career involved in public command, both in and outside of France, where Beaudouin created Embassies, schools, low-rent housing, university residences, and civil buildings. As a town planner, he directed projects, such as Minguettes at Vénissieux, near Lyon, and the whole of the offices in the district of Maine-Montparnasse.

Beaudouin was named director of the School of Architecture at the Université de Génève, and professor at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 1952. Member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1931, he was named president of the International Union of Architects in 1965.

Main creations and projects:
1923-1929: Construction of the social accommodations with Marcel Lods.
1930-1939: Cité du Champ-des-oiseaux in Bagneux.
1931-1934: Cité de la Muette in Drançy.
1934: The open-air school of Suresnes.
1938: A house that could be dismantled BLPS with Marcel Prouvé.
1935-1939: The people’s house and covered market of Clichy with Marcel Prouvé.
1964-1969: Minguettes at Vénissieux.
1958-1973: The set of the offices in the Maine-Montparnasse district.


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