Gladys Griffault became a government approved architect in 2007, with a diploma from the National Higher Institute for Architecture of Paris Val de Seine. She is originally from Blois, but her curiosity led her across borders on a university exchange with the Universität der Kunst [Art University] in Berlin, then by taking part in various workshops organised in Berlin, Italy and Montenegro. These experiences developed her interest in landscaping and urban issues. Her end of course project was therefore naturally on an architectural and landscape development subject, the relocation of the School of Nature and Landscape of Blois to the heart of a site which she knew well in the Loire area. She worked at the Dusapin-Leclercq Agency, where she provided monitoring for HQE [High Environmental Quality] sites and carried out urban development projects. She then left for a post at the French Embassy in Cairo to look after the French building heritage in the Near East. This position enabled her to deal with various levels of projects, ranging from urban feasibility in Syria, to landscaping treatment and rehabilitation of sites with a major heritage value, the Tombs of the Kings and the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
Clara Juncker followed a twin course and got a diploma from the National Institute for Applied Sciences in Lyon in "Civil Engineering and Town Planning" in 2005 and qualified as a State Approved Architect at the National Higher Institute of Architecture in Lyon in 2007. She is originally from Lyon and her interest in the environment found expression in carrying out a study at the Concordia University in Montreal, but also in the technical monitoring of the “Lyon Confluence” housing operations. She took advantage of her work placement to go to Spain to work on the restoration of the bullring in Seville. Her commitment to an NGO in particular enabled her to reflect on landscape developments for the protection of a village in Kenya. She also worked at the "Atelier sur les Quais", where she led various projects, such as an accommodation centre for the homeless, a nursery school and a gymnasium in Corbas. She then left for a post at the French Embassy in Cairo to monitor educational institution projects in the Near East.
Emmie Nyk has had a diploma from the National Higher Institute of Landscape in Versailles since July 2009. She is originally from Basse-Normandie, but she quickly chose to leave her native region to explore other countries, including Egypt where she met her 3 “bottes de cairotes” [Bunch of Cairots] sidekicks. She did training in product design and then decided to change track to that of landscape. She mainly works on a freelance basis for agencies in the Paris area and divides her time between the worked landscape and the landscape she explores during her travels. In particular, she has worked with Ds Landschapsarchitecten, Axp Urbicus, Tarek Labib architect and Catherine Mosbach.
Pascale Trouillet has a diploma from the National Institute for Applied Sciences in Lyon in "Civil Engineering and Town Planning" (2005). She followed a second course with the National Higher Institute for Architecture in Lyon. She qualified as a State Approved Architect in 2007 in the Sustainable and Fair Development Department led by Mr Philippe Madec. She was then authorised to carry out Project Management in her Own Name, in 2008, she also got the HQE [High Environmental Quality] vocational education diploma, awarded by the National Higher Institute for Architecture in Lyon. She worked for 3 years as an architect in the DETRY&LEVY Agency (Lyon), specialising in environmental and heritage architecture. She was involved in projects concerning listed buildings as well as environmental renovations and the construction of BBC (low consumption) and passive buildings. She also developed her skills in thermal engineering and project economy, by contributing to the work of the ACR design office, as part of the agency. She is currently responsible for operations within the Agency for French Teaching Abroad and is providing leadership in terms of project management for educational institution projects abroad.