Dominique COULON was born in 1961. In 1989 he graduated with the professor and architect Henri Ciriani and created his own studio. In 1990, received a special prize for the international competition of The Japan Culture House in Paris. In 1991, He won la Villa Medicis hors les murs and travels in USA, South America and Europe. In 1996, he received the1ère œuvre prize for the Collège Pasteur in Strasbourg. He had been nominated several tomes for ‘Equerre d’Argent’ in 1999, 2002 and 2006 and received in 2006 the prize of the Florilège d'Etablissements d'Enseignement Exemplaires du PEB organized by OCDE for the Martin Peller school in Reims. In 2008 the agency was nominated to the Swiss Architectural Award. At 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. To find a new dynamic approach to each architectural project, the agency's methodology draws upon the rich exchange of information stemming from 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.