MAD designs environments of various scales across the fields of urbanism, architecture and design.
The Geneva based office was founded in 2016 and comprised of three partners: Aurélie Blanchard, Eric Grosshans, & Romain Lorenceau.
Aurélie Blanchard (Toulon, 1982) has graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 2007 with a free diploma work «The Great Mosque of Marseille», awarded the SIA Award for best diploma project, the Orlando Lauti Scholarship, and the Concrete and Prefabrication Award.
She acquired a solid experience on an international level through a five years (2007-2012) collaboration with the architecture firm Herzog&DeMeuron in Basel.
As a Design Architect she has been involved in a number of large scale projects such as masterplans, residential towers, museums and stadiums.
From 2011 to 2015, she teaches to master students at Laba – Laboratoire Bâle - EPFL, with Professor Harry Gugger. She's one of the editor of the laba publication Barents Lessons (2011, Park Books, Zurich). The book has been awarded amongst the Most Beautiful Swiss Books and Most Beautiful German Books in 2012.
She's regularly invited to the HEAD (Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design) in Geneva to lead workshop in Interior Design.
In 2012, she founded Aurélie Blanchard Architect. Her first built project Union Restaurant, an interior design, has been widely published in the web and magazines (Dezeen, , Architectural Digest, ...) and shortlisted for a number of interior awards. In 2015, she completes for Vitra AG an interior renovation of the Factory Building from Franck Gehry on the Vitra Campus.
In 2016 she co-founds MAD Sàrl.
Eric Grosshans (Paris, 1983) holds both a Master in Architecture from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (2009) and a Master in Real Estate Management from the University of Paris Dauphine.
From 2010 to 2012 he works in Paris as a project manager for the Compagnie Immobilière Elysée Hausmann (CIEH) where he acquires experience in Real Estate Management. Amongst other projects, he follows the construction of a 8'500 sqm office building as Project Leader.
In 2012, he founds his own architectural practice in Geneva (EGG) and realises several apartments renovations in Geneva and Paris, along with a number of faisability studies in the fields of urbanism and real estate.
In 2016 he co-founds MAD Sàrl.
Romain Lorenceau (Geneva, 1983) holds a Master in Architecture from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL-2010) where he completed his degree after having started his architecture studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). His diploma work is awarded amongst the Best-Of-EPFL 2010.
From 2002 to 2003 he is a collaborator of Vincent Mengeat, architect and professor at the EPFL.
He then moved to Paris where he collaborates on several projects with Jacques Rougerie Architecte. He's project manager on several interior refurbishment in Paris and in charge of overlooking the construction of a public swimming pool in the Val-d'Oise.
In 2010 he collaborates with architecture office NIV-0 in Lausanne on a housing competition to be awarded with 2nd rank.
In 2012, he founds his own architectural practice in Geneva and works on several projects with a focus on private housing and renovation of historical buildings.
In 2016 he co-founds MAD Sàrl.