Clément Blanchet is a French architect, teacher, and critic, actively practicing in the fields of architectural theory, urbanism, and cultural investigations. Blanchet is a former Associate of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, where he joined in 2004. In 2011, Blanchet was appointed Director of OMA France.
During his 10 years collaborating with Rem Koolhaas, he has contributed to the development of OMA in France and led several winning project for the firm, including the construction of Serpentine Gallery in London, the design and construction of Caen Library (Completion s2016) in France, the design and development of winning entries like the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Toulouse, the Engineering school of Centrale, master plans in Saclay and in Bordeaux, and lately the bridge JJ Bosc over the Garonne in Bordeaux.
He studied architecture at the AA school of architecture in London, the Chulalongkorn Mahawitthayalai Architectural School in Bangkok and at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He graduated with high honors from the Architectural school of Versailles and has been an invited critic to Architectural schools in France, England, Holland, Denmark & Sweden. He currently teaches at Taubman College (Michigan - USA), TU Vienna ( Austria), and Paris Val de Seine School in Paris.
In May 2014, CLEMENT BLANCHET ARCHITECTURE (cBA) was founded in Paris. The practice is structured as a laboratory, researching, informing and generating architecture/urbanism in all its forms. cBA continues collaborations with OMA on several projects as a local Architectural Partner.
The multidisciplinary practice is invited for several international competitions, a ferry boat terminal in Toronto Canada, a library in Cleaveland USA, or a masterplan in Chicago USA. The office is currently focusing on education issues through several winning competitions: the Innovation Campus in Antony (FR) (2017), the Carrefour Research And Development Center Saclay (FR) (2017) and the creative center of the Ecole Centrale de Marseille (2018). Recently, the agency won an international competition for the creation of a 1,500-seat auditorium as part of the Grand Paris (Europacity).
Blanchet has also been appointed Chief Architect of the Annecy area since July 2017.