Sébastien Cord works as an architect specializing in historic buildings. His projects include new construction, renovations, restorations, as well as technical and historical studies.
He received his degree in architecture in 1999, and then earned his qualification as a historical architect in 2001 from the prestigious Ecole de Chaillot. Sebastien Cord worked for ten years in firms specializing in historic buildings, and then became a freelancer in 2003. After co-managing a limited liability company from 2008 to 2014, he acted as an independent architect until starting Atelier Cord in 2017. His current activities are focused on historic buildings with projects in and around Paris, in Normandy and the south of France. He is regularly sought by both private and public clients for housing programs and public projects.
In addition to his work as an architect, Sébastien Cord taught at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture at Paris-Belleville between 1993 and 2008. He currently teaches at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture at Luminy, Marseille.
A sampling of his projects shows a broad range of project typologies and periods, from the 11th century to the 1970s, including:
Art Deco or Modernism : Atelier Lombard, Bureau Central des Chèques Postaux, Palais Fortia
Contemporary architecture : Nef Ile des Vannes
Additionally, very attuned to the importance of the presentation, he is the designer of several lighting projects for historic buildings.
Sebastien Cord's passion is to combine elements of the past and the modern, while respecting the historical authenticity of the building.