PRANLAS-DESCOURS Architects – PDAA – is a french architectural firm, operating in a global context. PDAA merges practical and academic expertise within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and graphics design.
The studio has built public buildings, housing, and interior designs, and has been nominated several times for the Equerre d’Argent. PDAA has won international competitions in Barcelona, Reykjavik, Paris, and Geneva, obtaining in 2011 the Urban Project Prize for the Rives de La Haute Deûle’s in Lille and in 2012 the Robert Auzelle Prize for the Urban Project of Bottière Chenaie in Nantes. In 2012, Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours received in the Honor Médaile of the Architectural French Academy. The main office resides in Paris, with a new bureau in New-York. The studio consists of an international team of architects, landscape architects, urban planners, and graphic designers. In 2011, a monograph, “Pranlas-Descours , Architecture Situations” was publish with an introduction of Kenneth Frampton.