Dominique Perrault becomes a Member of the ‘Academie des Beaux-Arts’, Official Ceremony on June 22, 2016 in Paris, France.
Dominique Perrault is a French architect and planner and the founder of Dominique Perrault Architecture in Paris. He studied architecture at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and town planning at the Ecole Supérieure des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, he also has a postgraduate degree in History from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. He gained international recognition after winning the competition for the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in 1989 (completed in 1995) at the age of 36, for which he received the Mies van der Rohe Prize in 1997.
Perrault is Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne (Switzerland), and lectures widely in France and abroad. In 2012 he became member of the Conseil scientifique de l’Atelier International du Grand Paris. Perrault was awarded the Gold Medal by the French Academy of Architecture in 2010 and in 2015 he was awarded with the Praemium Imperiale Prize for Architecture for his achievements by the Japan Art Association.
SPEECH by His Highness the Aga Khan for the installation of Dominique Perrault at the Academy of Fine Arts Wednesday, June 22, 2016