The agency

The history of the agency

CoBe combines architecture, urban planning, landscaping, construction management and design.

It integrates into its projects the ability to fix every type of ruptures, to create new links, to look to the future through its cross-disciplinary skills, with benevolence and confidence.

Founded in 2002 by architects and urban planners Alexandre Jonvel, Raphaël Denis and Martin Lemerre, CoBe added to its team a landscape architect partner, Luc Monéger in 2010 and a technical director partner, Fabrice Taillandier in 2017. In 2021, CoBe further expanded its scope of activities by celebrating the opening of its design division.

Designing the city means freeing up space, optimising its use, recycling and reusing. We include this vision in every project, from the first ideas, from the first sketches. Our vision questions the concept of link, considers the landscape within the landscape, the city within the city.

In Paris, Porto, Lisbon, Bordeaux and Marseille, CoBe is involved with as many territories surrounding these cities, all of which have a history, a singular culture, landscapes, a practice of architecture and construction, a way of life of its inhabitants.

CoBe is enriched by the context of its projects and shares its experiences to enrich its practice. The agency builds its work methodology with its partners and clients from this angle, that of responsibility, listening and co-construction.

This is the meaning the 100 employees who make up CoBe's multidisciplinary teams. Balancing, creating, protecting, enriching and projecting links, by creating more coherent, more creative and fairer spaces for the common good.