From left to right: Jonathan Rouvillois, Julien Lamoureux, Louise Prulière and Claire Tanguy
After graduating from the Paris Val de Seine School of Architecture, Jonathan Rouvillois studied for a DPEA (Special Diploma in Architecture) in Architecture and Philosophy at École de Paris la Villette, supervised by the GERPHAU research laboratory. He has worked for a number of agencies, and seeks to reconcile architectural practice with theoretical considerations.
Currently an independent climbing arborist and a teacher at Lycée Bougainville in Brie-Comte-Robert (CS pruning and care of trees), Julien Lamoureux began his education on the scientific side before finally opting for a career in landscaping (Higher Technical Certificate in Landscape Architecture) and tree care. He was one of the founder members of the “Pelle Mêle” association in 2008 and devoted himself to organic farming for two years (market gardening and the bakery trade), going on to set up his own company “Lamoureux des Arbres” in 2010.
After attending preparatory classes in literature and going on to study History of Art at the Sorbonne, Louise Prulière took a DPEA (Special Diploma in Architecture) course in scenography at the Nantes School of Architecture. She has worked as a trainee in theatre companies (l’Eternel Ephémère, Haut et Court and La Machine) and performance venues (le Lieu Unique, la Ménagerie de Verre, and the Paris Opera’s design office), and more recently as exhibition scenographer at “Lieu 37” and for the Museum of Printing in Nantes.
Claire Tanguy chose to study Landscape Architecture (Baccalaureate in Science and Technologies of Agronomy and Environment, and Higher Technical Certificate) and her love of gardens has always stayed with her. As part of a specialisation at the Chateaufarine CFPPA (Centre for Professional Training and Agricultural Development) in Besançon, she joined the Jardin des Plantes d’Orléans team as an apprentice. In 2007, she obtained an accredited diploma as gardener-botanist, a post that she has occupied since 2008 at the Jardins du Rivau in south Touraine, where the gardens’ designer, Patricia Laigneau, entrusted her with the task of introducing such ecological cultivation practices as tolerance for indigenous plants. Always seeking to improve her botanical knowledge, she has benefited from several placements with the naturalist and nurseryman Olivier Tranchard.