Alain Guiheux

Alain Guiheux

Architect Dplg, Diploma in Urban Design, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, PhD in Urban Sociology, Alain Guiheux is managing director of Architecture Action sarl, office for architecture and urban design. He is architect and city planner of the City of La Roche-sur-Yon (Vendée).

Tenured professor at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Val-de-Seine, Alain Guiheux has also been involved in different master programs : for Real Estate Management at the University of Paris-Dauphine, in the Undergraduate Civil Engineering Department of the University of Paris VI- ENS Cachan, and in the École du Fresnoy, French National Studio for Contemporary Arts.
As curator in chief of the Georges Pompidou Centre’s Department of Architecture, Paris, Alain Guiheux created the National Collection of 20th Century Architecture for which he realized numerous exhibitions and directed catalogues : Lieux de travail (1986); Tony Garnier (1991) ; Tadao Ando (1993) ; La ville, Art et Architecture en Europe 1870-1993 (1994), Archigram (1995), Frank O. Gehry (1997), L’Art de l’ingénieur (1997), etc. He published the Collection des projets d’architecture of the Centre G. Pompidou in 1998 and Architecture instantanée in 2000.

Alain Guiheux is the author of several critical and theoretical books, among ones: Jean Prouvé (with R. Guidot), 1991 ; Mesure pour mesure. Architecture et philosophie (with Cl. Eveno), 1997 ; Planète urbaine, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie de La Villette, 2004 ; La Ville qui fait signe, Le Moniteur 2004. With Sens et Tonka Publisher : Architecture Action (2002) and Le territoire du luxe (2005).

Architecture Action’s urban and architectural projects have been published in the following periodicals and newspapers : Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Techniques & Architecture, Architectural Review, Urbanisme, Arch+, ARTI, Parpaings, New York Times, Lotus, Arte, Quaderns, AMC, El Pais, Murs-murs, Archistorm, Le Monde, L’Express, etc.