Sojin Lee

Architect - Urbanist

Director of the Korean branch

Born in Korea. She develops urban projects in South Korea.

Graduated from Yonsei University in Seoul, and from the School of Architecture of Paris Tolbiac. Collaborator since 1997, she is now directing the Korean branch of Ateliers Lion, opened in Seoul in 2007. Korean Public building Prize for the Memorial of  the Korean poet DongjuYoon. 2012 Korean Young Architect Award. Professor at Ewha, University of Seoul.

Yves Lion

Architect - Urbanist

Founder of Ateliers Lion associés

Architect urbanist and professor at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de la ville & des territoires (National Superior School of Architecture for the City and Territories) of Marne-la-Vallée. Finalist of the 1992 and 1996 Mies Van der Rohe Award, Grand Prix de l’Urbanisme 2007, Vice-president of the Environnemental Grenelle Climate and Energy Group from 2007 to 2009; Authorised representative of the Descartes Group for the Greater Paris consultation since 2008; Equerre d’argent 1989 for the Museum of Franco-American cooperation of Blérancourt; Equerre d’argent 2003 for the French Embassy in Beirut; 2009 City Planning Prize; Curator of the French pavilion at the 2012 Architectural Biennale of Venice on the theme of  “Grands & Ensembles

Claire Piguet

Architect - Urbanist

Co-director of Ateliers Lion Associés.

She has been working with Yves Lion since 1984. Claire Piguet is involved as much in small scale projects such as the wooden pathway of Marne-la-Vallée than in large scale projects such as the 5 millions sqm of development in Mecca. 2003 Equerre d’Argent for the French Embassy of Beirut; 2009 City planning Award for the Neuhof District of Strasbourg, and Architect Advisory of the city of Lyon since 2011.


David Jolly

Architect - Urbanist

Graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture of Marseille-Luminy.

He has been working with Yves Lion since 1997, and is participating and coordinating agency projects together with the other associates. Professor at the School of Architecture of Paris-Malaquais.


Sophie Melchior

Landscape Architect - Urbanist

Graduated in Architecture of Gardens and Landscapes.

Her work in agencies based in Paris and Marseille have led her to comprehend city and territory planning from a more global point of view. She joined the Urbanism Institute of Paris. She starts working at the agency in 2008 and supports a sensitive and pragmatic approach.