Tolila + Gilliland Atelier d'Architecture
35 rue Vergniaud
75013, Paris, France
Tel : 01 53 80 38 70
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Gaston Tolila and Nicholas Gilliland began working together in 2003 through a humanitarian architecture competition for which they were laureates. This nomadic dispensary project was then exhibited at the Pompidou Center in Paris in 2005. In 2011, they created Tolila + Gilliland atelier d’architecture. In 2012, their work received the “Prix d’Architecture du Moniteur 2012 pour la première oeuvre”. (French National prize for the first built work). Today, the atelier develops a broad range of architecture programs (housing, public works, offices...) with a particular attention to the integration of each project into its historic, geographic, and environmental context. The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design announced the atelier as part of the selection of 2014's most promising emerging design talent in Europe. Forty architects, landscape architects, and industrial designers were selected by a jury of architecture and design practitioners from The European Centre's International Advisory Committee composed of some of Europe and the United States' most prestigious architecture and industrial design offices.
Based in Paris, the Atelier Tolila+Gilliland develops architectural and urban planning projects, both public and private, in France and abroad. The architectural practice of the workshop is characterized by a broad range of programs: urbanism, housing, public buildings, offices, healthcare, and retail. Focusing on the cultural, social and urban context of each site, the atelier’s projects are based on a sensitive analysis of the existing. The atelier examines construction methods as a primary means to reduce the environmental impact of each building, from carbon footprint to material and energy life cycles. This methodology situates technique at the service of the inhabitants well-being, through a deepened exploration of the nature of materials, from textured concrete to structural timber, from earth brick to wood fiber insulation, while favoring natural, organic and geological sources.


Gaston Tolila
Architecture degree « DPLG », Paris-Villemin School of Architecture / Engineering degree, INSA Lyon, Department of Civil Engineering and Urbanism

Nicholas Gilliland
Master of Architecture, Yale University / Bachelor of Architecture, University of Kansas

Anouk Risgallah
Administrative and Commercial Director

Phoebe Rochelle
Executive Assistant

Léa Charrat
Architect Diplôme HMONP

Pauline Chasles
Architect Diplôme HMONP

Cyrielle Menardi
Architect and Urbanist Diplôme d’Architecte DE

Clotilde Paris
Architect Diplôme HMONP

Camille Perrin
Architect Diplôme HMONP and Engineer INSA
Pierre-Yves Thominet
Architect Diplôme DE

Vickie Valser
Architect and Urbanist Diplôme d’Architecte HMONP

Elise Vanhove
Architect Diplôme DE

Christopher Winwood

Sarah Bellal
Architect Diplôme HMONP

Caroline Mangin
Architect Diplôme DPLG

Fanny Zimmermann

Nathalie Lagard

Claire Sarrazin


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