Do you have a commercial or industrial project? 

CVZ will help develop a program, carry out feasibility studies and will offer initial sketches.

Of upmost importance to us is that our designs remain faithful to your vision for the project in question.

Rest assured, throughout the entire process CVZ will be readily available to offer advice and technical support. 

Our teams are structures so that each have a particular specialty for which they are responsible during project development. 



Founded in 1971 by Alain Cottrell, Les Architectes CVZ is a French architecture company operating both domestically and abroad. Reputably, their success abroad includes the multi-national Club Mediterranean, for which CVZ has built 40 hotels spread among Europe, North Africa, Central America, Asia, and more. Having extreme variety of clients, the agency also has completed multiple projects for large distribution companies such as Carrefour and Métro, furthermore corporations such as Unibail, Klepierre and Socri entrust CVZ with larger scale projects such as commercial shopping centers, megastructures and mixed urban projects. However, not being limited to commercial projects, CVZ also has built headquarters for multiple companies such as Le Point, Metro-Nanterre, Carrefour-Ivry and Nixon. 

Since its foundation, the Company’s philosophy has always been based on listening and recognizing customer’s desires as first priority. The company assures total engagement per project, from conception to completion. As a result of this strong foundation, CVZ prides itself on having been able to maintain long-term positive relations with their clients. 

In 1975 the agency established subsidiaries abroad, which included various countries within Europe, and Asia, Spain, Brasil, Argentina and Chili. Perennially expanding, in 2014 a merger occurred between CVZ, Cottrell Macary Architectes (Elodie Cottrell et Pierre Macary Architects) and IAD France (Stéphane Cottrell Architecte).  As a result CVZ + IAD is evermore strong and able to accommodate the varied request of their combined pool of clients.



2015 MIPIM - university of manitoba campus - winnipeg, Canada 

2004 Label Patrimoine du XXe - Tour Marcel Brot - Nancy, France 



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