President, National Council “Architecture et Maitre d’Ouvrage” (AMO)
Established in France (Paris, Bordeaux) in 2008, his architectural practice defines research and experimentation as architectural tools. Driven by the desire to explore the design problems of our time (i.e. the rethinking of the modernist ideal, the densification of urban centers, the rehabilitation of once-pristine lands, etc.) works on a number of projects at the local, regional and international scale. Stemming from his previous collaboration with David Chipperfield, the pair decided to work together on the extension of the HEC campus at Jouy-en-Josas, which was delivered in Summer 2012.
In the same stride, Martin worked on other campus-based projects, both urban and rural, that act as reservoirs for people and ideas where knowledge, the intangible, and the immaterial, mesh. Martin gives lectures and organizes workshops in several universities around the world and is currently the president of a French national architectural association, “AMO”, gathering thousands of actors of the urban-making process.