Groupe-6 was founded in 1970 in Grenoble as a partnership of 6 highly creative architects who take a collective and shared approach to the practice of architecture. Over time, continuing with this collegiate and trans-generational model, other architects have joined them, attracted by the partners’ original approach and the projects they undertake. Today there are ten partners continuing the venture in France and abroad.  In 2016 they were joined by 5 project managers who further strengthen the dynamic. Groupe-6 has a total staff of 150 in two offices, one in Grenoble and the other in Paris.

Partner Architects

Fondateurs : Robert Pupat, Michel Potié, Bernard Félix-Faure, Jean-Marc Pigeon, Jean-Denis Dupuy, Olivier Félix-Faure

Anciens architectes associés : Jacques de Guillebon, Candide Félix-Faure, Alan Hennessy, Norbert Sanchis, Xavier Minart

Partners

  • Didier joined Groupe-6 in 2003 and has been a partner since 2008. In the quantity surveying department, which he runs, he is involved in all the public and private programmes for hospitals, research laboratories and commercial developments. He is currently overseeing the preliminary planning for the Cap 3000 shopping centre in Nice, the sports and culture centre in Chartres, the SMR-SMI train maintenance hub in Aulnay, and the Reims hospital project. Didier supports and advises the architects on an on-going basis, helping them to remain on budget as expected by the client.

  • Pierre Franchino has been with Groupe-6 since 1986. He is in charge of the build phase and has run the construction department since 1999. He supervised the construction of the Antibes health centre (2013), the Dijon hospital (2007-2008) and the Fécamp hospital (2006), the “Côté Seine” shopping centre in Argenteuil (2002-2003), and the La Part Dieu shopping centre in Lyon (2000-2001). He is currently supervising the Strasbourg hospital project (PTML and IRC, 2014-2017).

  • Urban designer Laurent Perret joined us in 2001 and became a partner in 2014. He ran the Urban Design department in Grenoble from 2008 onwards, developing a range of urban projects including the Paris-Est Science and Technology Hub in Marne-la-Vallée and the renovation of the Hôtel Dieu in Lyon. Since 2011, he has coordinated the development of the firm, using his knowledge of its projects and approach to look for new partnership opportunities.

Anciens associés : Alain Mollaret, Rémy Vieillard

Project Directors

  • Thierry Bernardoux has worked for Groupe-6 since 1993 and has been Project Director since 2016. He has been in charge of several hospital projects, in particular the Nouvel Hôpital d’Orléans, from the planning stage (2006) to completion. Certified “HQE” and completed in 2015, the NHO is the first hospital in France with more than 1,300 beds and a floor area of 180,000 sq.m. He has also worked on the Le Vinatier Bron hospital (1999), the Paray le Monial hospital (2006), and the Estaing hospital in Clermont-Ferrand (completed in 2009). Since 2013, Thierry Bernardoux has been BIM Manager and BIM Consultant for Groupe-6. He is currently in charge of the project for the new hospital in Reims.

  • Alexandre started out in Los Angeles and Paris with Dominique Perrault and Architecture Studio, and joined  Groupe-6 in 2008. He was appointed project director in 2016, and his cross-disciplinary and international expertise allows him to tackle all kinds of programmes on all scales: cultural and sports facilities, transport, commercial developments, health facilities, and housing. He is currently supervising the plans for the JW Marriott Hotel in Bahrain, the Grand Paris Express Operation Hub in Aulnay-sous-Bois, the Ilot Casanova, and the Arena in Chartres.

  • Alain Marchal joined Groupe 6 in 2009 and has been Project Director since 2016. He specialises in sports, leisure and cultural facilities, and has in-depth experience of applying functional and operational requirements to such large and often emblematic facilities. He was in charge of the construction of the Bordeaux Stadium (2015) working alongside Herzog & de Meuron (PPP Vinci concession / Vinci construction / Fayat), and supervised the plans for ENS Cachan, working with RPBW. He recently designed the sport and culture hall for the Jeu de Paume in Blois (completed in 2017), and supervised the competition entries for the Palais des Congrès / Parc Expos and 8,000-seater sports hall in Orléans and for the Normandy Digital Hub and Management School in Le Havre (2017).

  • Nathalie Pierre joined Groupe-6 in 1985 and has been Project Director since 2016. She specialises in hospital architecture and has put forward innovative solutions for the high-tech medical hub in Valenciennes (2009), the Saint-Gaudens hospital (2009), and the medical hub in Bourg-en-Bresse (2016). She was also in charge of the construction of the International Lycée in Grenoble (2001), a clinic in Aix-les-Bains, and La Roseraie in Aubervilliers. She has recently supervised several competition entries including those for the hospitals of Poissy-Saint-Germain (2017) and Reims (2017). She was HR consultant for Groupe-6 from 2005 to 2011, and was responsible for obtaining and managing ISO 9001 certification.

  • Yves Tailfer graduated from the Institut Supérieur d’Architecture Saint-Luc in Tournai (Belgium), joined Groupe-6 in 2002, and became Project Director in 2016. His experience mainly involves complex programmes (health, laboratories, teaching), in France and abroad. He was in charge of the competition entry for the extension the INPG Phelma 2 in Grenoble, the CBI labs in Toulouse (2015), and the Villefranche-sur-Saône hospital (2016). He was project manager for the Clinique d’Alembert in Grenoble and the Centre Bretagne Hospital  in Pontivy (2012), and supervised the plans for Hospital of the Future in Kiev, Ukraine and the San Pedro campus in Côte d’Ivoire (2015). He is currently supervising the construction of the Riviera-Chablais Hospital in Rennaz, Switzerland (completion scheduled for spring 2019).

Team members

  • A
    • Ralph Abdeljalil
    • Perrine Alexandre
    • Sandie Arneodo
  • B
    • Mathias Bacconnier
    • Pierre Barbotte
    • Frédérique Baron
    • Philippe Battesti
    • Catherine Behr
    • Leila Belloundja
    • Moïse Benainous
    • Thierry Bernardoux
    • Sandra Beurrier
    • Guillaume Bénet
    • Catherine Bonnier
    • Hélène Bottarel
    • Pauline Boudon
    • Denis Bouvier
    • Antoine Buisseret
    • Jocelyne Buisson
    • Florian Burnichon
  • C
    • Geneviève Carini
    • Olivia Carneiro
    • Francisco Carriba Anta
    • Céline Castedo
    • Denis Chaix
    • Pascal Chancelade
    • Juliette Chauvel
    • Emmanuel Cheillan
    • Céline Chenu
    • Orlando Corso
    • Serge Cuchet
  • D
    • Cybèle da Costa
    • Rosalia Damiani
    • Myriam Dana
    • Julian Deglas
    • Emmanuelle Delaunay
    • Didier Deschamps
    • Yvette Ducros
    • Christel Dudragne
  • E
    • Géraldine Eynard
    • Alain Eyraud
  • F
    • David Favard
    • Nicolas Félix-Faure
    • Daniela Fieffe
    • Sabine Fontana
    • Gilles Forest
    • Martine Forte
    • Alexandre Franc
    • Pierre Franchino
  • G
    • Alain Galaup
    • Lilyan Garnier
    • Damien Gaudin
    • Clément Georges
    • Géraldine Gerin-Bougrain
    • Pascal Grillet
    • Christine Guillas
    • Loïc Guillaud
  • H
    • Bruno Hallé
    • Aziz Hassouni
    • Christian Hennuy
    • Hortense Herpin
    • Anne Hildebrand
    • Léa Hippolyte
  • I
    • Enrico Ingala
    • Annick Isnard
  • J
    • Serge Journot
  • K
    • Anna Kachitsina
    • Annie Kechichian
  • L
    • Nathalie Lakomy
    • Caroline Lambert
    • Catherine Lauvray
    • Franck Lavigne
    • Gaëlle Le Gemble
    • Marie Le Guellec
    • Guillaume Ledieu
    • Colin Lefèvre
  • M
    • Ketty Maitre
    • Alain Marchal
    • Olga Maretheu
    • Sylviane Martinet
    • Sandrine Masson
    • Marie Mevel
    • Éliane Monon
    • Pascale Montoya
  • N
    • Cornélia Negulescu
    • Loïc Nekmouche
    • Muriel Nourrisson
  • O
    • Romain Obry
    • Sandra Olandese
    • Camille Olivier
    • Sandrine Ollier-Rey
    • Giovanni Orsi
    • Vincent Orthlieb
  • P
    • Caroline Paul
    • Laure Perdigon
    • Guillaume Perret
    • Laurent Perret
    • Monique Perret
    • Sabrina Perret
    • Yves Pervier
    • Luis Pestana
    • Sandrine Pieck
    • Nathalie Pierre
    • Vivien Pillot
    • Vincent Platel
    • Agnès Plumet
  • R
    • Michel Rafin
    • Blandine Rançon
    • Julien Richard
    • Loïc Rion
    • Michaël Rivière
    • Julie Roméas
    • Ariane Rupp
  • S
    • Nataly Savinas
    • Ramdane Serbouh
    • Samuel Soeur
    • Marie-Anne Steinhaus
    • Anthony Suard
  • T
    • Yves Tailfer
    • Sandra Tarel
    • Corinne Thibaut
    • Bruno Thirion
    • Céline Tosti
    • Nicolas Tricard
    • Silvina Triemstra
    • Jean-Loup Turlan
  • U
    • Régine Urru
  • W
    • Mark Wilson
  • Y
    • Marcela Yolito
  • Z
    • Véronique Zamant