Contact

Tolila + Gilliland Atelier d'Architecture
35 rue Vergniaud
75013, Paris, France
Tel : 01 53 80 38 70
Email : contact@tolilagilliland.com
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Studio

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.



Team



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
Architect

Sarah Bellal
Architect Diplôme HMONP

Caroline Mangin
Architect Diplôme DPLG

Fanny Zimmermann
Architect

Nathalie Lagard
Architect

Claire Sarrazin
Architect



Publications

Les Echos, February 2nd 2022.

Le Parisien,
Édition Val de Marne, April 13th 2021.

Les Echos, April 6th 2021.

Les Echos,
February 10th 2021.

Le Moniteur,
n°6121, January 15th 2021.

Le Moniteur,
n°6076, March 20th 2020.

Le Moniteur,
n°6067, January 17th 2020.

IDEAT spécial Architecture, July 18th 2019.

Chroniques d’Architecture,
Hors-Série, April 2019.

Le Journal du Grand Paris, April 9th 2019.

L’Architecture d’Aujoud’hui, May 21st 2019.

IDEAT spécial Architecture, December 2018.

Le Parisien, Édition Val de Marne, August 23rd 2018.

L’Architecture d’Aujoud’hui,
n°423, April 2018.

Ouest France,
January 17th 2018.

Dezeen, "Paris studio." June 2017.

Le Moniteur,
December 2015.

L’Atelier des Batignolles,
ed. Alternatives 2014.
Art Press, n°413, 2014.

Extreme Minimalism, ed. Braun 2014.

Dezeen, "Aesop store." June 2014.

AMC, February 2014.

Intramuros, n°165, March/April 2013.

AWM Architecte Web Magazine, n°46, December/January 2012.

Beaux Arts, n°332, February 2012.

Abitare, n°518, January 2012.

Architectures à Vivre, n°64, January 2012.

Dezeen, "Mosquito Coast Factory." September 2011.

Turbulence "Rocket, Inc." 2011. New York : W.W. Norton.

Retrospecta, 2010 "Rehab City, Feldman Nominee." New Haven: Yale University Press.

Retrospecta, 2009 New Haven: Yale University Press.

Architecture for Humanity Design Like You Give a Damn, (Ed.) 2006,New York: Metropolis Books.

Design Life Now: National Design Triennial, 2006, Paris: Assouline.

DDay - New Directions in Contemporary Design, 2005, Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou.



Exhibitions

In Between Places : Potentiel de l'entre-deux, 2021, La Galerie d'Architecture Paris

Habiter Mieux Habiter Plus, 2018, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris

National Design Triennal, 2006-2007, Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, New York City

2005, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

D-Day: le Design Aujourd’hui, 2003, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris



Portfolio