A multi-faceted team

Julien Rousseau, Ulisse Gnesda and Luca Battaglia are all architects. They honed their skills in agencies that need no introduction: Foster + Partners, Renzo Piano Workshop and Ateliers Lion associés. In the course of their work, the future partners discovered that they complemented each other, leading them to found FRESH in 2007. It was then that they left behind projects for museums and towers all over the world to found an agency that plays with scale. From the small to the large, from design to urban planning, from haute couture objects to city districts, from commissions to responses, they approach projects through their dynamics rather than their scale. FRESH works on sites where the societal challenge equals the urban potential, and the agency's strategies are deeply rooted in reality. Engaging in equal dialogue with investors, elected representatives and project owners, and taking up the challenge of commitment, consolidate FRESH's status as a social and spatial activator, transforming uses into spaces. The initial risk-taking has evolved into an established, measured business strategy that gives the agency freedom of tone and provides it with the opportunity to meet with an ever-increasing number of choice, ever more singular partners. To get even closer to its projects, the agency has been expanding to Bordeaux since 2020 and Nice since early 2023.

Awards
• 2022 - Prix Versailles - Mention Extérieur Europe (catégorie Magasins)
• 2022 - Lauréat, Grand Prix La tuile terre cuite Architendance
• 2019 - Archi Design Club Awards
• 2015 - Archi Design Club Awards
• 2014 - 40 under 40 Design Awards
• 2014 - Lauréat, Grand Prix La tuile terre cuite Architendance
• 2010 - Primé, OMC project competition, Geneva
• 2008 - Lauréat, Europan 6 à Roubaix (Julien Rousseau avec Bathilde Millet)
• 2007 - The Arquitectum international competition, Waltz of the Wind, New York

Marina Camacho Galan

Marina holds a degree in architecture and urban planning, as well as a master's degree in project management from the School of Architecture of Alcalá de Henares in Madrid, Spain in 2021. During her studies, she completed a year at ENSA Paris-Belleville and an internship at Atelier NMA. Passionate about the major arts, architectural theory and drawing, she is interested in the application of new technologies such as point clouds in the rehabilitation of buildings. She joins the FRESH team in January 2023.

Héloïse Vignon

Graduating from ENSA Paris Val de Seine in 2011, then HMONP in 2015 from ENSA Nantes, Héloïse has had the opportunity to travel around building sites from the start of her professional life. Offices, hotels, housing, laboratories, this diversity of programs and contractual arrangements has given her a multi-faceted vision. She joined the FRESH team in 2023 as a project manager to support customers and bring projects to a successful conclusion, with the aim of satisfying all parties involved.

Claire Criqui

PROJECT LEADER
Claire graduated as an architect from the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture in 2017. For 5 years, she worked at Engelmann Architecte on heavy rehabilitation projects from the study phase to the construction phase. Since 2021, she has held the habilitation for project management in her own name. She joins FRESH in November 2022 to work on rehabilitation projects.

Guy Conand

PROJECT DIRECTOR
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Guy Conand start his itinerary in Vienna with Hans Hollein and Delugan-Meissl, then in Basel with Drlw for the airport extension.
Back in Paris, he worked as a freelancer and regularly collaborated with the agencies Eva Samuel, Dubesset-Lyon and Jean Christophe Quinton, where he was in charge of the development and implementation for facilities and housing projects. He is an architect town planer, graduate from Paris-Belleville and Grenoble schools of architecture. Guy joined FRESH in 2019 and has since worked primarily on housing projects, from the study phase to the construction phase.

Elea Tisserand

After a one year exchange in Finland and a Master's internship in New York, Eléa graduated with honours from ENSA Paris Val de Seine in September 2020, combining Nordic constraints and architecture. She will then spend a year and a half studying for a degree in Finnish language, before joining FRESH in January 2022 to work on a rehabilitation project. Thanks to her experiences abroad, she has developed a strong interest in archi-tectural photography and the issue of light in architecture.

Julien Rousseau

PARTNER ARCHITECT AND MANAGER
Julien Rousseau is partner architect and manager of FRESH. In the past, he has collaborated on large-scale projects such as the Chicago Art Institute and the Tower Bridge in London at Renzo Piano Building Workshop, and the Hearst Tower and Canary Wharf Station at Foster + Partners. He is the co-author of a report on the sustainable city and is part of the RT 2020 (thermic regulation) working group. Today he manages all the projects, the team but also the development of the FRESH agency. In 2021, together with Giovanna Dapelo, he created the interior design agency «Rousseau Dapelo».

Mirko Zeino

PROJECT MANAGER
Mirko graduated from the University Institute of Architecture in Venice in 2009 as a DE architect. During his studies he did an Erasmus exchange at the Ecole de Paris Val de Seine and, in 2010, moved to Paris where he collaborated with several agencies. In 2015 he joined Alexandre Chemetoff's Bureau des Paysages to work on projects from the design phase to the construction site. He joined the FRESH team as a housing project manager.

Claire Godet

PROJECT LEADER
Claire graduated in architecture from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Versailles in 2010. Thanks to her experiences abroad, she is fluent in English, Spanish and French. She started her professional activity with a renovation and extension of a hospital project at Celnikier and Grabli, then joined the Carbondale agency, specialised in luxury goods, where she was in charge of projects in Paris and London for Longchamp and BMW. In 2020, she moved to Bordeaux and worked for the agency MHJV on public and private projects. She joins the Bordeaux team of FRESH in 2022.

Pamela Gennari

PROJECT DIRECTOR
Pamela graduated from the Polytechnic University of Ancona-UNIVPM in 2010 with double engineering – architecture training, where she earned her general contractor certification. She has taken numerous courses on energy and environmental subjects in building design. Pamela settled in Paris in November 2011 and joined the FRESH team during a university exchange scheme, which became permanent. She is bilingual Italian-French.
Within the agency, she has been leading numerous housing projects.

Luca Battaglia

PARTNER ARCHITECT
Settled in France since 1998, Luca Battaglia works for the Yves Lion Associés agency, where he tries his hand at projects and housing competition. Leaving behind the game of overlapping and superimposing typologies, he developed his pragmatic project experience at the Renzo Piano Building Workshop by following the Paul Klee Zentrum construction site in Berne. It is armed with this twofold experience as designer and constructor that he would become one of the founders of FRESH in 2007.

Océane Tabart

Oceane obtained her diploma of architect DE with the congratulations of the jury in 2020 at the school of architecture of Paris Belleville. She first did her degree at the ENSA de la Ville et des Territoires where she did an academic year at the Roma Tre school in Rome as part of ERASMUS. Very interested and concerned about the relationship that architecture establishes with its territory and its history, she had a first experience of one year in the agency of Odile Seyler and Jacques Lucan, then integrated FRESH.

Sebastien Petra

PROJECT LEADER
Sebastien Petra obtained his DE Architect degree from ENSA de Bretagne in 2013, which he enriched with a master's degree in urban planning at the University of Montreal in 2018. After several experiences between Nantes and Paris, including Tetrarc and Anne-Françoise Jumeau Périphériques, he joins FRESH architectures in September 2022.

Marion Legrand

PROJECT MANAGER
Marion obtained her DESA degree in architecture from INSA Strasbourg in 2012, after a two-month internship at Dominique Coulon & Associés and a three-month experience in Amsterdam. She has held the HMO since September 2013. After several experiences in Parisian agencies, including Bruno Rollet architecte, rh+ architecture and Richez associés, she joined the fresh architectures team in January 2016. Within the agency, Marion works on rehabilitation projects, including 50 avenue Montaigne, delivered in 2022.

Samuel Guesnouin

Samuel graduated as a DE HMONP architect from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-La Villette in 2017. During his studies, he spent a year in Italy at La Sapienza University in Rome and an internship at Horma Estudio in Valencia, Spain. He first worked on social housing operations for Atelier Tabet and then participated in international projects at Studio Odile Decq. Samuel is a qualified project manager. He joins FRESH architectures in 2019.

Roberta Guetti

Roberta holds a degree in architecture from the University Gabriele D'Annunzio of Pescara, where she also obtained her habilitation in project management. She moved to Bordeaux in 2015 and first worked for the agencies Jean de Giacinto and Les Glacières Architectures for several years, where she participated in various projects with multiple programs (collective housing, offices, school groups, factories...). She then worked for Atelier Ferret Architectures, before joining the FRESH Bordeaux team in September 2022.

Louise D'Oleon

Louise is an HMONP architect graduate from ENSA Grenoble, after graduating as a GCU engineer from INSA Rennes in 2016. She joins the BET C&E ingénierie in 2019 as a structural engineer, where she follows the construction site of the covered market of Saint Dizier and the study phases of the rehabilitation of the Casino of Evian. She then joined the Bellastock team in 2021 where she worked on missions of reuse, transitional urbanism and design and implementation. Sensitive to the challenges of reuse and construction systems related to a territory, Louise joins the FRESH team in September 2022.

Nadia Yamani

FINANCE DIRECTOR
After a law degree and management assistant diploma, Nadia has worked for 13 years with architectural agencies, including AdA, Novarina and S&V Architectures. She joined the Fresh team in May 2016 to run the agencies administrative and organisational section.

Stéphane Pereira Ramos

PROJECT DIRECTOR

A graduate of the Paris La Villette School of Architecture in 2002, Stéphane worked at Jourda Architectes from 1999 to 2003, and then for 13 years at Jean Marc Ibos and Myrto Vitart, where he took part in numerous projects of a very varied nature. He joined Fresh in September 2016 as project director on two major Parisian rehabilitations located at numbers 50 and 54 Avenue Montaigne. Within the agency, Stéphane manages heavy rehabilitation and asset transformation projects, from the study phase to the construction phase.

Charlotte Le Dain

PROJECT MANAGER
Graduated from the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture de Paris in 2016, Charlotte worked for 6 years at Julien Combes Architecture on office, retail and private projects. Passionate about parametric design, she developed her skills in 3D and in creating architectural perspectives. After an experience in custom cabinetry at U Interiors, she joins FRESH in January 2023, where she works on office rehabilitation projects.

Ines De Bufala

Inès did her end-of-study project with her friend and future colleague Julie Perez. Their questions targeted a social issue: 40% of homeless youth are young adults leaving the Aide Sociale à l'Enfance. Entitled "Acting before the street", their PFE is in line with the prevention of homelessness. In July 2021, Inès obtained her DE degree in architecture from ENSA PVS. Then, she will do her end-of-studies internship and travel to the United States before joining the FRESH agency in September 2022.

Florian Faure

Florian obtained his DE degree in architecture from ENSA Paris Val de Seine in 2016. He joined DVVD Architectes Ingénieurs in 2016, where he stayed for 3 years and where he participated in projects such as the MK2 Nation cinema-hotel and the rehabilitation of the former school of the Chamber of Commerce on Avenue Trudaine. Following this experience, he joined the FRESH team in 2020.

Pierre Fournet

Pierre graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Normandie with a DE degree in architecture in 2020. After several years of study in Rouen, he completed several internships in Paris, including a professional internship at FRESH architectures, in 2018. As a lover of photography and architectural representation, he is interested in the new mode of design and representation 2D and 3D. He joined the FRESH team in September 2020.

Vittorio Riccio

Vittorio graduated as an architect with honors from the University Federico II of Naples in 2018. He then became one of the founders of the architectural research collective BET Architettura. After an international research project with the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Nantes (ENSA), he moved to Paris in 2018 where he joined the team of Graal Architecture and later that of Wilmotte&Associés. He is fluent in Italian, English and French. Vittorio obtained his license to practice in February 2020 and joined the FRESH team in May 2020.

Giovanna Dapelo

PROJECT DIRECTOR
LSA HMONP
Giovanna graduated as an architect from the University of Architecture of Genoa, Italy, in 2012 and was admitted to practice in 2013. She joined Fresh Architectures in 2013 where she participates in a transversal way in various projects with multiple scales : offices, hotels, retail, urban projects, renovations. Over time, she specialised in heavy rehabilitation projects, including the Dolce & Gabbana flagship at 54 Avenue Montaigne, for which she also designed the interior spaces. With this experience, she created in 2021 a new interior design agency with Julien Rousseau, «Rousseau Dapelo».

Ramzi Lasram

PROJECT DIRECTOR
Ramzi graduated as a DE architect in 2016 from the National School of Architecture and Urbanism in Tunis. He joined FRESH in 2015 as an intern, and then integrated the design and competition department of the agency. With his experience of Revit and many 2D and 3D software, he works on the different stages of design, from the competition to the advanced and DCE phases, on the whole range of projects of the agency, from renovation to innovative new housing projects. Ramzi is also in charge of the agency’s artistic direction.

Cesar Ydais

Student in Master 1 Interior Architecture and Design at LISAA, César joins the FRESH architectures team in November 2022 as an intern. Being very manual by nature, he is in charge of making models, setting up 3D and thinking about the design parts of the projects.

Khema Ham

Khema graduated as an architect from ENSA Paris Val de Seine in 2012. She has worked in several Parisian agencies on various public facilities and housing projects. She joins FRESH in February 2023, where she works on housing rehabilitation projects.

Raphael Laurent

Raphael graduated as an architect from ENSA Paris Val de Seine in 2022. After an end of studies project around the issue of National Dramatic Centers, he did an internship in the Parisian agency Wilmotte & associés architecte on the rehabilitation project of the former premises of Libération in the Marais. Prior to his architectural studies, Raphael obtained a degree in Theatre Studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. He joins FRESH in September 2022, where he works on housing projects.

Julien Faure

AGENCY MANAGER - BORDEAUX
Julien holds a DE HMONP architecture degree from the School of Architecture of Marne-la-Vallée since 2010. After various experiences in Parisian agencies, he joins Fresh in 2011, where he ensures a significant part of the production of housing. He sharpened his design and execution skills on several operations including the Origami XXL operation, a residential tower in the Clichy-Batignolles urban development zone in Paris, for Demathieu Bard Immobilier and in association with OGIC, and piloting the project to convert offices into housing in Boulogne-Billancourt (92), for CARDIMMO, in association with OGIC.
Since 2020, he has directed the southwestern branch of Fresh architectures, based in Bordeaux, which develops emblematic mixed-use projects, notably Quai de Brienne in the heart of the city of Bordeaux.

Momchil Mihaylov

PROJECT MANAGER
Momchil graduated as an architect at ENSA Paris La Villette, after a degree in graphic arts in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. He started his career at Atelier de l'Echiquier, then at the engineering and architecture firm C&E ingénierie. Momchil joined FRESH in October 2022, as a BIM referent on new construction projects. At the same time, this architecture photography enthusiast teaches project communication at the EPS-AA in Paris.

Emilie Henttu

Emilie will graduate as an HMONP architect and urban planner from ENSA Versailles and Tongji University in Shanghai in 2021. Her career path has enabled her to work on a variety of projects, from residential building design to the rehabilitation of historic buildings, as well as urban and interior design projects. She joins the FRESH team in September 2023 to work on rehabilitation projects.

Daniele Damiani

Daniele has a degree in architecture from La Sapienza in Rome, with solid experience in 2D and 3D drawing and the development of advanced CAD/CAM visualisations. He has worked on a wide range of projects, from sports and cultural facilities to housing, offices, shops, engineering structures, stations and urban development. His versatility and ability to adapt to projects of all sizes have been key assets in his career. He joined FRESH architectures in February 2024.

Ulisse Gnesda

PARTNER ARCHITECT
Ulisse Gnesda is an architect/town planner and contributes his vision of land development to the agency. Before founding Fresh, he had honed his knowledge of the city and of public spaces at the Ateliers Lion Associés, Brunet et Saunier, Chaix et Morel, Olivier Chaslin and Bernard Huet. Since 2009, he has been teaching the project at the architectural school of the city and region of Marne-la-Vallée.

Julie Perez

In July 2021, Julie graduated with honors from ENSA Paris Val-de-Seine. Sensitive and interested in social and engaged architecture and transformation projects, she is doing her PFE in pair with her friend and now colleague, Inès De Bufala. Together, they developed a multi-faceted project in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, aimed at a particular public: young people from the Aide Sociale à l'Enfance. In September 2022, she joined the FRESH architectures team to answer a competition.

Nadim Nehmé

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
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A graduate of the Paris School of Engineering in 2004 and passionate about urban issues, Nadim has developed an integrated vision of projects through his experience at all three levels of the construction process: general contractor, project manager and project manager. He has worked on a variety of projects such as harbour dams, bridges, major renovations of offices, palaces and shopping centres.
He joined FRESH in 2019 as project manager and led the MOEX for the heavy renovation of 50 Montaigne. He is responsible for contracts and supervises the execution of complex operations of the agency.

Nora Zara

After gaining experience in the social sector, Nora decided to change careers and trained as an executive assistant. On the strength of her training, she joined FRESH architectures as an administrative assistant in December 2023.

Anna Benichou

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION & DEVELOPMENT
After studying art history at the Ecole du Louvre, Anna started working in the art market, before joining the architecture sector in 2016, where she was able to learn about development and communication in this field.
With a background in various agencies, she joined FRESH in 2022 to strengthen the teams on image and development strategy.

An open approach

The open dialogue that characterises the development of each project is reflected in the internal organisation of the FRESH team. Everyone's skills range from architecture and design to urban planning, computer graphics, construction and economics. This horizontal approach means we can multiply our points of view, desires, interests and areas of expertise. To build a plural and shared city, the agency adopted BIM from the outset, a tool for sharing design by means of a digital model enhanced with information that can be seen and modified by everyone, at any time. This tool enables the design team, extended to include engineers, clients and users, to get involved at every stage in the development of the project and take part in a concerted creative process.

A partnership approach

Both upstream and downstream, people are at the heart of FRESH's approach. The agency produces buildings with osmotic power for the city, capable of changing both the dynamics and the colour of their neighbourhoods. The cornerstone of the project is based on constructive dialogue and proven consensus. Fresh implements a partnership approach and a dialogue with the players involved in each project. In an ongoing workshop dynamic, the agency uses negotiation as a strategy for inclusion to take its clients where they may never have gone before. So it is around a shared vision of the city that developers, landlords, landscape architects and engineers come together to develop a joint project, co-designed and focused on its users. This ability to synthesise complex discussions is the hallmark of FRESH. Its culture of reciprocity leads the agency to envisage uses that translate into architecture, and not the other way round.

Partners :
SEQUANO aménagement, I3F, PARIS HABITAT, LES NOUVEAUX CONSTRUCTEURS, VERSAILLES HABITAT, PLAINE COMMUNE HABITAT, SIEMP, OGIC, DEMATHIEU BARD IMMOBILIER, KAUFMAN & BROAD, BPD MARIGNAN, BOUYGUES IMMOBILIER, VILLE DE BONDOUFLE, VILLE DE PARIS, SOGEPROM, ICADE, VALOPHIS Habitat, EXPANSIEL Promotion, AZZAP Immobilier, ICF Habitat, EMERIGE, LINKCITY, ID CAMPUS, PROMOGIM, NEXITY , HABITAT 35, SAMO, CIF, OPHLM Ville de Montreuil, IMMOBILIERE 3F, SIEMP, VERSAILLES HABITAT, CREDIT DU NORD, VILLE DE CERGY, VILLE DE LORIENT, SEDP, VILLE DE VAUREAL, VILLE DE SAINT MALO, VILLE D’ARGENTEUIL, VILLE DE NANTERRE, STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS, UNIFA, APIJ, VILLE DE VERSAILLES, ETOILE CINEMAS, VINCI, EMMAUS HABITAT, CAMROU, SAMO, SCCV, NEXITY , CAP 120, NEOTOA, BRICQUEVILLE, BATIPLAINE, FIMINCO, SCI CAP 120, OPH Ile et Vilaine, DOLCE&GABBANA, ORIS, SYNAPSE, BOLLINGER GROHMANN, BETIBA, HN INGENIERIE, EPGF France REAL ESTATE, GEC Ingénierie, COTEC, BERIMegis, INCET, JLL, ARPIAUX, LASALLE, CHELSFIELD , ALTO, PEUTZ, SPAN, EGIS, INEX, MN2A/MNOP, AE75, BMF, SAVILLS